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GENEALOGY 



BALCH FAMILIES 



AMERICA 



GALUSHA B. BALCH . M. D. 



YONKERS, N. Y. 



Ebbn Putnam, 

sai,bm, massachusetts, 

publisher. 

1897. 



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PREFACE. 

The making of genealogies is as old as the history of Adam. 
"With it, Moses begins the history of his race. The reverence 
for ancestry, the love of kindred, and the care of offspring 
are inherent in human nature and fostered by civilization. 
Though the love of parents and childi-en leads the affections 
in divergent lines, yet some subtle connection seems to make 
them one. With development of either they both increase, 
and our debt of gratitude to noble ancestry inspires us to re- 
pay it in fuller measure to our children and contribute our 
proper share in the progress of the race. 

The guiding power of surrounding conditions in selecting 
and fixing the peculiarities of animal species, is alike potent 
in imparting race types to man. The great mass of recently 
emigrated population has sprung from a past in which slavish 
obedience under monarchial rule has stifled every tendency 
to independent progressive thought. They have been taught 
no ambition beyond material prosperity, and have failed to 
learn the lesson of self-government on which our country 
must depend for its honorable perpetuity. Far different have 
been the influences at work alone those lines that run to 
the early English pioneers. To them America's golden 
allurements were political and religious freedom. These 
were the ambitions of the people from which they came ; then 
the Puritans revolted against the tyranny and licentiousness 
of the Stuarts, and England was preparing the civil war 
which resulted in the dethronement and beheading of 
Charles I. 

Having been nurtured with these tendencies, they crossed 

the mysterious ocean when the paths were as yet untried 

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when the goal itself. was unknown, and America held out but 
the opportunities to grow the fruits of liberty. The wild free- 
dom of a new country was poison to the unaccustomed. From 
it Weston's men were forced to flee ; and even to those who 
had acquired a taste, it at first brought many evils ; but they 
were e\'ils whose final correction came by continued freedom. 

Thus reared with an ardent love of liberty, John Balch 
left Old England for the New, and with this bias he and his 
associates and their descendants helped to lay deeply and well 
the foundations of our Nation. It should therefore be a 
matter of proper pride to know that the family line dates back 
to a sturdy, liberty-loving ancestry and passed through gen- 
erations of industiy, thrift and New England hardihood, cal- 
culated to produce a self-reliant capable manhood. For the 
most part the families have led quiet uneventful lives. They 
have lived long and left small estates, but for their descen- 
dants they have given that best dower of all, a constitution free 
from inherited diseases, a far better factor for happiness and 
usefulness than inherited wealth. 

The earliest efforts, so far as known, in the preparation of 
a genealogy of the Balcli family was made about a century 
ago by Benjamin Balch, of Essex Co., Massachusetts. Seven 
hundred words comprised all that he recorded. Next fol- 
lowed some additions to this by Dr. William F. Balch, and 
the whole was published in the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register for Jul}^ 1855. A few years later 
David M. Balch took up the subject and worked at it, until 
about 1876. In this he was assisted by Frank W. Balch, and 
together they explored the earlj' records in Essex county, and 
vicinity, and collected considerable material. In 188-1, I 
commenced a search for records of direct ancestoi-s. The 
work proved a fascinating one and quickly led into all the 
other family branches. 

Genealogical investigation is beset ^^ath many difficulties, 
and some of the solutions have been reached in curious and 
unexpected ways. In several instances, slight clues con- 



cerning members of the family would be found which baffled 
every effort at systematic investigation, but whose records 
were traced through unexpected channels. One of these 
was 63 Josiah^, another was 357 Cyrus^ and a third was 382 
Samuel Williams^. 

After the record of the latter had gone into type two of his 
daughters, both over eighty years of age, were found to be 
living within a few minutes' ride of the office of the writer's 
son. From them it was ascertained that their father was 
United States Minister at Rio Janeiro, Brazil, in the early 
part of this century. There are a few puzzles, similar to the 
above which have as yet resisted solution. They belong to 
the Maryland family and are appended as "broken families." 

Acknowledgments are due and are hereby made to Wil- 
liam Lincoln Balch, of Boston, for his contributions of the 
chapters on Name, Arms, and English records ; to David 
M. Balch, and Frank W. Balch, for kindly placing their 
manuscript notes at my service ; to Augustus A. Galloupe, of 
Beverly, who, though no relative of the family, has given 
valuable assistance, and to all the members of the family, 
both of the North and South, who have so kindly aided me in 
the preparation of this work. 

Galtjsha B. Balch, M. D. 



THE NAME. 



The task of tracing the descent of any of the millions of 
families inhabiting this planet is not, under the most favora- 
ble circumstances, an easy one, but is beset at every step with 
various difficulties. The present inquiry into the origin and 
history of the Balch family, while simplified by the peculiarity 
of the name and the comparatively small number who have 
borne it, is, at the same time, rendered more difficult by those 
very conditions, especially as few of the name have ever 
achieved more than local distinction, though they have always 
been respected in the localities where they have lived. 



VI THE NAME. 

John Balch [the first in America] came from Somerset, 
England, to Massachusetts, in 1623. With this central fact 
the Balch genealogy in America begins, and its branches have 
been traced out down to the present day. But to go even 
one step backward from that point has not been so easy, and 
it must be confessed at the outset that the missing links be- 
tween the Balches who came to America and those who re- 
mained in the old country have not been found. 

The search, however, has brought to light the names of 
many Balches in England and much information in regard 
to them which cannot fail to be of interest to all who bear the 
name in tins country, for there can be little or no doubt that 
they were all related to each other in the same way that the 
American Balches are related. 

The subject of the origin of the name of Balch opens an 
ample field for philological discussion, which has not been 
covered to any extent, for the reasons already indicated. It 
seems tolerably certain that the name is of Teutonic deriva- 
tion, and as an English patronym, therefore, might have come 
in with the Saxons, about A. D. 500. 

Mark Antony Lower, one of the fii-st to write analytically 
on the subject of British surnames, says in his " Patronymica 
Britannica," that the name is an abbreviation of Balchin, a 
very old Teutonic personal name— in old German Baldechin. 
In his " Essay on Family Nomenclature,'' however, he says 
that Balchin, in the middle and western counties of England 
means an unfledged bird. 

Robert Ferguson, in " English Surnames and their place in 
the Teutonic Family," after supposing a relation between the 
name of the great Italian poet, Dante Alighieri, and the Eng- 
lish name Alger, observes : " Other of the Italian poets have 
names'more certainly Teutonic, as Alamanni, Baldacchini," etc. 
" These correspond with the old German names Alaman, 
Baldechin, etc., and with our AUman, Balchin," etc. Further 
on, in speaking of names derived from mental and moral quali- 
ties, he says, " Thus we have Bold and its patronj-mic Bald- 



THE NAME. VU 

ing — Ball, the patronymic Ballinger, the diminutive Balchin, 
Baldock, etc." 

How far the imagination enters into comparative philology 
is seen when it is observed that another writer on " English 
Surnames," Charles Wareing Bardsley, whUe not taking 
cognizance of Balchin at all, derives Ballinger from boulanger, 
a baker, and Bald and Ball not from bold, but from the very 
prosaic characteristic of baldness of the cranium ! 

William F. Balch [1100] devoted considerable time in the 
early fifties to an investigation of the origin of the family, and 
he mentions in a paper published in the New England Histor- 
ical and Genealogical Register for July, 1855, that he found 
the name of " Balchman of Bodeherstegate " on the roll of 
" Battle Abbey " [A. D. 1066] . The name of Balchi, he also 
says, is to be found in " Doomsday Book," the great survey 
of England, which was made by order of William the Con- 
queror, in 1086, and to have been recorded therein the bearer 
of the name must have been of at least Thane's rank. He 
also states that a John Balch was Sheriff of Somerset in 1392, 
and, starting with that name, he constructs a pedigree ending 
with John Balch who came to America in 1623. 

Now all these assumptions can be shown to be erroneous, 
and though it is only just to say that they were not put forth 
as being absolutely correct, it seems proper to call attention 
to them, as they are in print [in the Historical and Genea- 
logical Register,] and copies of the false pedigree are in ex- 
istence in possession of members of the family and might 
prove misleading. 

In the first place, the document, usually called the "Roll 
of Battle Abbey " was a list of those Normans who took part 
in the conquest of England, and of course one would not look 
there for a Saxon name. The list referred to in the article 
in question was really of the names of residents of the set- 
tlement which sprang up around the Abbey while it was 
building, to commemorate the battle of Hastings, composed 
of those brought there from surrounding counties for that 



VUl THE NAME. 

purpose, together with the amount of tax, or the kind of 
service, which they were to render for their houses and lands, 
which they held under feudal tenure. These persons were, of 
course, the Saxon inhabitants, but the name. No. 104 on the 
list, which the compiler mistook for " Balchman " of Bode- 
herstegate was reaUy "Blacheman" and he was no more 
likely to have been an ancestor of a Balch than No. 26, 
" Blacheni, the cowherd." 

The " John Balch " who, he says, was sheriff of Somerset 
in 1392, was, by a similar error in the eyesight, really John 
Bache, probably of Dorset, as those two counties had but one 
sheriff before 1566. 

That disposes of the foundation of the pedigree, and as for 
the second step it is certain that no George Balch, between 
the years 1362 and 1420, was " the founder of St. Audries, 
the seat of the family in Somersetshire," as that estate, which 
is one of the best known in the county, did not come into the 
possession of a Balch until long after John Balch had come 
to America. 

The earliest mention of a Balch in Somerset records, which 
is at present known, occurs in a tax list comi^iled in the first 
year of the reign of Edward III, 1827, and it is remarkable 
that at that early date it takes the simple form of Balch, 
while in the meantime it has, at different periods, and in in- 
dividual instances, lapsed into such odd orthography as Balche, 
Balsh, Balshe, Baulch, Bawlch, etc. 

But in 1327 at least two persons in Somerset were taxed 
under that name. " Willelmo Balch, xii d., " Piu-ye " 
[perhaps Puriton Hundred] and "Roberto Balch, iij S., 
V. d.," in " Manerium de Wryngton " [manor of Wryngton]. 
There also appears on the same roll the name Balth, Blatche, 
Borliche, Barlich, BaLrich, Bolde and Bald — any or all of 
whom might have been Balches, since other and far more 
common names, such as Baker, Brown and Smith, appear 
with almost as peculiar variations. 

It would be strange indeed, at a time when the English 



THE NAME. IX 

language was not yet crystalized, when only "clerks" and 
priests could write, and official documents were drawn up in 
a medley of Latin, Norman-French and Anglo-Saxon, if such 
a name had escaped variation. One can well imagine the 
queer twists that spelling would take, when the Norman tax 
gatherer attempted to set down the name of a " Zummerzet " 
rustic as given to him with a broad west country accent. 

Barlich and Barliche would certainly not be improbable 
metamorphoses under such circumstances, and, indeed, the 
fact that these forms have not survived would seem to be ev- 
idence that they were merely clerical errors. Some of the 
forms which we know the name to have assumed at later dates 
were evidently phonetic, and point to the probability that the 
" a " in Balch had a very broad sound, much broader than it 
has at present as pronounced in this country. 

It is of interest in this connection to remark that some of the 
name in London pronounce the " a " sharp, as in " bat," and 
also to note that, out of the more than four million people in 
the British metropolis, there are but six of the name of Balch 
registered in the Post Office Directory of London of a recent 
date— both " court " and " commercial " divisions included — 
while there are an equal number of Balchins, one Baulch, one 
Balck and one Baldach. 

It thus appears that Balchin remains a surname in England 
today, and seems, like Balch, to be a shortening of the earlier 
form — Baldechin. It has been spelled Balchen, Ballchen 
and Balchan. In 1744 Admiral Sir John Ballchen was lost 
in his ship, the Victory, off Alderney. 

Baldachin is defined by Johnson's Cyclopedia — and the 
definition is retained by our modern American dictionaries — 
as " The canopy carried over the Host in processions. The 
term is derived from Baldach, a corruption of Bagdad, the 
early seat of the manufacture [of the stuff of which the can- 
opy was made] and was originally applied to the canopy car- 
ried over an Oriental prince.'' 

It has been objected to by a scholarly member of the Balch. 



■X. THE COAT OP ARMS. 

family that the deduction of Baldach from Bagdad is unten- 
able on philological grounds, and he remarks that " the old 
Persian city Balkh bears exactly our family name." But 
whether Balkh or Baldach furnished the root of the word, it 
appears to have come from the Orient. The Teutons came 
from the East, their language, culminating in modern Ger- 
man, had many Oriental affinities, and it is not too improbable 
to suppose that the Teuton who took, or more likely had be- 
stowed upon him, the name of Baldechin, might have been 
one of the bearers of a princely or ecclesiastical 
canopy. 

The stuff of which these canopies, and priestly vestments, 
generally, was made, was a very rich fabric of silk and gold 
embroidery, and in old English records the word is variously 
found written baudekin, bawdekin and even bodkyu and 
bodkin, certainly as wide a departure from baldachin in or- 
thography as is Balch. 



THE COAT OF ARMS. 

Though perhaps not really germane to the subject, it 
interesting to note that in the reign of Edward IV, the 
baudekin reserved by sumptuary law for the use of royalty 
was woven of blue and gold stripes, which happen to be the 
chief colors of the Balch coat of arms. Those colors, with 
the red in which the " bend " crossing the shield is embla- 
zoned, are esteemed as among the most noble in heraldry, and 
the simplicity of the coat itself would seem to be an evidence 
of antiquity. There is nothing however, to show that it was 
granted at a very early date. It appears in the visitation of 
Somerset in 1623, the very year in which John Balch came 
to America. 

The visitation of the counties by the King's stewards and 
officers-at-arms, under special warrants of the sovereign, for 
the purpose of collecting and recording the pedigrees and 
arms of the nobility and gentry resident therein, is of very 



THE COAT OF AEMS. XI 

ancient date, and the genealogies and arms thus collected are 
well known by the name of " Visitations." These records 
are preserved in the College of Arms, London, from the year 
1523 to 1686. 

There were visitations of Somerset in 1531, the 22d year 
of the reign of Henry VIII. ; by Benolte, Clarencieux King- 
of-Arms, in 1573, the 15th year of Elizabeth ; by Brooke, 
Clarencieux, by his deputies, Henry St. George, Richmond 
herald, and Sampson Lennard, Bluemantle pursuivant, in 
1623 by the last mentioned, and in 1672, 23d year of Charles 
II., and the last visitation, made by Bysshe, Clarencieux. 

The arms of Balche, of Horton, as illustrated in the fron- 
tispiece to this volume, and accompanied by a pedigree which 
forms the basis of the sketch of early English Balches, which 
follows, are thus described in the Visitation of 1623 : 

" Barry of six. Or and Azure ; on a bend, engrailed. Gules, 
three spear heads, Argent." 

No crest is described with this shield. 

Sir Bernard Burke, the English authority, in his " General 
Armory of England, Scotland and Wales," edition of 1883? 
describes the arms of Balche of Horton as above, and adds : 
" Balche [Virginia, Maryland and Philadelphia, North Amer- 
ica], the same arms. Crest, out of a 
Iducal coronet. Or, a demi-griffin, ppr. 
Mottoes — Ubi libertas, ibi patria 
[Where liberty is there is my country]. 
" Not laws of man, but laws of God." 

Another motto which has been at- 
tached to the arms, as used by the Phila- 
delphia branch, is, "Coeur et Courage 
font I'ouvrage,"— Heart and courage do 
the work. 
It has been stated that some of the southern Balches, be- 
ing allied to the Maegregors, use their crest, a lion's head 
proper, crowned with an antique crown. 

CuUeton, a London heraldic engraver, gives the Balch 




XU THE COAT OF ARMS. 

arms as already described, and the motto as being, " Fait. 
Devoyr," " Do your duty." 

E. de Vermont, in his " American Heraldry," copies^ 
Burke. 

Daniel Balch, of Newburyport, Mass., in his will, dated 
March 9, 1789, left to his eldest son, Daniel, Jr., " my coat 
of arms." That he inherited his copy from his father. Rev. 
William, or his grandfather, Freeborn, or that John brought 
it with him to America, in 1623, is a matter of mere conjec- 
ture. To a copy in the possession of a descendant of Daniel 
is attached the note : " The above are the arms of Balche 
of Horton, in the county of Somerset, as they appear recorded 
to that family in the Herald's visitation of that county, made 
in 1623. Albert W. Woods, Herald." As Sir Albert W. 
Woods is at present (1896) Garter King of Arms of the 
Heralds' College, it is evident that this copy it comparatively 
recent. 

The crest and motto found with a copy of the Balch arms, 
published by a descendant of Daniel — William F. — in the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, in 1855, 
have been a puzzle. The crest is a mailed arm and gaunt- 
letted hand, grasping broken spears or javelins. The Latin 
motto accompanying this crest — " Usus a 
Punctum " — seems to refer to the spears, 
but, with its grammatical incorrectness, 
leaves a doubt whether it was meant to 
convey the admonition to " use to the 
point," or the boast that the spears had 
been so used, as their broken condition 
would suggest. Nothing is known in the 
history of the family in England to justify 
such a warlike blazon. 

A variation of the coat of arms, in which the spear heads 
are replaced by golden disks, or " bezants," a word derived 
from Byzantium, the ancient Constantinople, and applied to 
gold coins of that country, appears in the church of St» 




EABLY HOME OP THE FAMILY IN SOMERSETSHIRE, xiu 

Mary, in the parish of Poorstock, in Dorset. In the chancel 
is this escutcheon : " Barry of six, Or and Azure ; on a 
bend, indented, Gules, three Bezants." Under it, " Scutum 
Gulielmi Balch, obiit 39 die of Januarii, anno Dom., 1631." 
The shield of this William Balch is thus nearly the same as 
the one already described, except that the " bend " has ser- 
rated, instead of scalloped edges — which might have been 
merely the result of imperfect workmanship or imperfect de- 
scription — and the silver spear heads are changed to golden 
disks. The peculiarity of the inscription, in giving the date 
of the bearer's decease as the 39th of January, may, perhaps, 
be accounted for by an attempt to reconcile the " old style " 
and " new style " of chronology, between which there was 
then a diiference of ten days. 

As to the crests and helmet used by the American Balches 
there appears to be no old authority. The helmet used by 
William F. Balch in the Historical and Genealogical Register 
is that belonging to royalty, so it must be wrong. The hel- 
met should be that of an esquire. 



EARLY HOME OF THE FAMILY IN 
SOMERSETSHIRE. 
John Balch, the earliest ancestor in America of the New 
England branch, the first of his name to come to the New 
World, was undoubtedly a member of a family once numerous 
and well known in Somerset. He is said, in Felt's " Annals 
of Salem '' and in Hubbard's History of New England, to have 
<!ome "from near Bridgwater," which is in the very heart of 
Somersetshire, and one of its largest and most ancient towns. 
It is doubtful if he ever resided there, and a recent search of 
the well preserved parchment records of the church of St. 
Mary Magdalen, from the year 1575 to a date later than that 
of his emigration to Massachusetts, failed to reveal any men- 
tion of the baptism, marriage or burial of a Balch. The name, 
however, appears in Bridgwater at a later date, and may still 



XIV EAELY HOME OF THE FAMILY IN SOMERSETSHIRE. 

be traced iipon the worn memorial stones with which the 
church aisles are flagged. 

Benjamin Balch, who left a brief genealogical manuscript 
of the family more than a century ago, said that, according to 
family tradition, John Balch came from Horton. At all 
events, it is extremely probable that he was a member, — and 
as is shown by his becoming a pioneer in the westward migra- 
tion of his countrymen beyond the sea, doubtless one of the 
younger and dowerless cadets — of an old family in one of the 
most ancient corners of Saxon England. 

Somerset, the English home of the Balches, bears upon al- 
most every square mile of its topography, on every page of 
its history, and in all its wealth of legends, quaint nomencla- 
ture and curious customs, traces of the tidal wave of conquest 
that surged over it in early days, and, retreating, left upon the 
land their indelible impress. 

Briton, Gaul, Koman, Saxon, Dane and Norman in turn 
possessed and made for themselves a home of the fair south- 
west of England, and left behind them the tokens of their 
prowess, language, laws, religion and civilization. 

While the Britons, who may be regarded as the aboriginal 
inhabitants, were in possession, the Belgas, a warlike people 
of Celtic origin, from Gaul, descended upon the country about 
350 years before the Christian era, and overran that portion 
which is now known as Somerset, Dorset and Devon, together 
with parts of Cornwall, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex and 
Middlesex. They gained such a foothold that the portion 
which they held was formally divided off from that retained 
by the British by an immense trench and earthwork, 80 miles 
long, called Wausdyke, portions of which still remain run- 
ning across the country to the Bristol channel. When they 
were securely in possession they were joined by a large acces- 
sion of their countrymen, under Divitiacus, King of Soissons, 
in France, who came over about B. C. 63. 

Then came the Romans, about A. D. 40, who drove out the 
Cangii, a posthumous tribe of the Belgae, and retained pes- 



EARLY HOME OF THE FAMILY IN SOMERSETSHIRE. XV 

session for 400 years, leaving everywhere fortifications, roads, 
temples, baths and other substantial evidences of their occu- 
pation. 

About half a century later the Saxons came upon the scene, 
landing on the shores of Hampshire under the leaders Cerdic 
and Cynric, in A. D. 495, and spreading slowly through 
Hampshire, Dorset, and Somerset, for some years, if not gener- 
ations, stopping at the rivers Parret [ancient Pedred] and 
Upper Axe, which were an understood boundary between the 
Saxon English and British races. 

Then the Danes invaded the country, keeping it for gener- 
ations in a state of seige, until they were finally conquered 
and expelled, and the Saxon heptarchy grew and strengthened, 
only to fall into the hands of the Norman Conqueror, A. D., 
1066. 

The neighborhood in which we know that Balches have 
dwelt for more than 500 years, and very likely for a thousand, 
is intimately connected with the legendary history of the 
British hero, King Arthur, and the Saxon hero, Alfred the 
Great. 

Cadbury Castle, the site of an ancient stronghold, is said to 
be the far famed Camelot or Camalet, which was one of the 
stations of the famous Round Table of King Arthur, the other 
principal places where it was set up being Winchester and 
Hampshire and Caerleon, in Monmouthshire, the latter coun- 
ty being formerly in Wales. 

At Glastonbury Abbey, according to ancient writers, was the 
tomb of King Arthur, where he was buried after his last and 
fatal battle. 

Of all the Arthurian legends the most widely known is, 
perhaps, that of the Holy Grail, which has figured largely in 
modern literature, art and drama, and with Glastonbury 
Abbey is connected the legend of the Holy Grail and Holy 
Thorn. This remarkable story is to the effect that Joseph of 
Arimathea, the wealthy man who offered his own tomb as a 
sepulchre for Jesus of Nazareth, with his own hands washed 



XVI EAELY HOME OF THE FAMILY IN SOMEKSETSHIRE. 

and prepared the body for burial. Afterward, at the com- 
mand of the angel Gabriel, he left country, home and kindred, 
to preach the gospel to the heatlien of distant lands. Joseph 
took with him on his mission the Holy Grail, that miraculous 
chalice, made of a single precious stone, brought from heaven 
by angels, from which Christ drank at the last supper, and in 
which the Arimathean caught and saved the last drops of His 
blood as he came from the cross. In another vessel were the 
blood and water which he preserved when he washed the body 
of his lord, and he also carried with him as a staff a piece of 
thorn tree from the Holy Land. 

Combwich, in Somerset, on the river Parret, was the land- 
ing place in Biitain of Joseph of Arimathea, according to this 
legend, and when he reached Glastonbury he planted his staff 
in the ground and established there the first Christian church. 
The thorn took root and flourished, and, in proof of its origin, 
blossomed miraculously at Christmas ever after. This legend 
is thus narrated in some curious old verse. 

" The good saint Arimathean Joseph, borne by the Parret's tide 
To Combwich, o'er the Mendips; at length he came to Glaston's Hide; 

' Here I'll build a wattle church ' He planted a Christian staff. 
' Twas Christmas now — at Xmas time the staff with blossoms laugh; 

A miracle — a miracle— a miracle it turned to be 
That Christian churches from that time should cover the whole country. 

The staff was a thorn brought from the Holy Land — 'tis known. 
The Christian churches throughout England — from its branches they 
have grown." 

"Even as late as James II. 's time" says a Bridgwater an- 
tiquary, " the blossoms were esteemed such curiosities by 
people of all nations that Bristol merchants made a traffic of 
them and exported them to foreign parts." 

The flowering of the miraculous thorn tree is noted in the 
Gentleman's Magazine, for 1753. People were then under 
some embarassraent as to dates, owing to the change made in 
the calendar from Old to New style ; " A vast number visited 
the noted thorn on Christmas day, new style, but there was 
no bloom. So they watched till January 5, the Christmas 



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XVI EARLY HOME OF THE FAMILY IN SOMERSETSHIRE. 

and prepared the body for burial. Afterward, at the com- 
mand of the augel Gabriel, he left country, home and kindred, 
to preach the gospel to the heathen of distant lands. Joseph 
took with him on his mission the Holy Grail, that miraculous 
chalice, made of a single precious stone, brought from heaven 
by angels, from which Christ drank at the last supper, and in 
which the Arimathean caught and saved the last drops of His 
blood as he came from the cross. In another vessel were the 
blood and water which he preserved when he washed the body 
of his lord, and he also carried with him as a staff a piece of 
thorn tree from the Holy Land. 

Combwich, in Somerset, on the river Parret, was the land- 
ing place in Britain of Joseph of Arimathea, according to this 
legend, and when he reached Glastonbury he planted his staff 
in the ground and established there the fiist Christian church. 
The thorn took root and flourished, and, in proof of its origin, 
blossomed miraculously at Christmas ever after. This legend 
is thus narrated in some curious old verse. 

" The good saint Arimathean Joseph, borne by the Parret's tide 
To Combwich, o'er the Mendips; at length he came to Glaston's Hide; 

' Here I'll build a wattle church ' He planted a Christian staff. 
' Twas Christmas now — at Xmas time the staff with blossoms laugh; 

A miracle — a miracle — a miracle it turned to be 
That Christian churches from that time should cover the whole country. 

The staff was a thorn brought from the Holy Land — 'tis known. 
The Christian churches throughout England — from its branches they 
have grown." 

" Even as late as James II. 's time " saj'^s a Bridgwater an- 
tiquary, " the blossoms were esteemed such curiosities by 
people of all nations that Bristol merchants made a traffic of 
them and exported them to foreign parts." 

The flowering of the miraculous thorn tree is noted in the 
Gentleman's Magazine, for 1753. People were then under 
some embarassment as to dates, owing to the change made in 
the calendar from Old to New style ; " A vast number visited 
the noted thorn on Christmas day, new st3'le, but there was 
no bloom. So they watched till January 5, the Christmas 




OF SOMERSETSHIBE. (FROM THE TREAT OENEALOGV 1 






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EARLY HOME OP THE FAMILY IN SOMERSETSHIRE, xvii 

day of old style, when, true to tradition, it bloomed once 
more." 

Another interesting legend of Glastonbury Abbey is that 
its fii'st abbot was St. Patrick, A. D. 533, who was succeeded 
by St. Benignus or Benedict, a pupil of St. Patrick, who was 
also his successor in the archiepiscopal see of Armagh, Ire- 
land, A. D. 601. The 27th abbot, according to this legen- 
dary history, was the famous St. Dunstan, afterwards primate 
of England, who had a personal encounter with the Evil One 
and put him to flight by seizing him by the nose with a pair 
of tongs. 

In the Saxon era Somerset was a central part of the im- 
portant Kingdom of Wessex [West Seaxe] other Kingdoms 
of the heptarchy being Essex [East Seaxe] Sussex [South 
Seaxe] and Middle Seaxe. It was in the Isle of jEthelingey 
[isle of Nobles] now known as Athelney, at the junction of 
the rivers Tone, from which comes the name of Tonetown — 
[Taunton] and Parret, in the parish of Lyng, about seven 
miles from Bridgwater, that tradition says that in 879 the 
great Aelfred was sheltered from the Danes by the herdsman 
Denwulf, whose goodwife has passed into history from having^ 
scolded the King for neglecting to watch the cakes by the 
fire while she fed the pigs. When later, by strategy, Alfred 
surrounded and totally defeated the Danes at iEtheldune, 
now Edington, seizing the Danish banner with its magically- 
wrought raven, it was at AUer church, near Langport, that 
Guthrum, the vanquished Danish chieftain, allowed himself 
to be baptized Edelstane, Alfred standing as sponsor. 

Cannington, which is mentioned in the English chronolog- 
ical notes as being, among other places, a locality in which 
"Nicholas Balche, de Horton, generosus" (that is, well oi' 
nobly born), owned property, was the birthplace of the " fair 
Rosamond " Clifford. Cannington was once the abode of the 
Cangii, a tribe of the Belgae, and the legions of the Emperor 
Claudius are said to have passed that way at the time of the 
second Roman invasion. 



IVlll EAELY HOME OF THE FAMILY IX SOMERSETSHIRE. 

The river Parret, wliich, the earlier legend tells us, bore 
Joseph of Arimathea to Combwich, and which a later, if not 
more veracious tradition says bore John Balch to the ocean, 
on his way to America, flows completely across Somerset, 
through a rich and fertile country. 

Running in the same general direction as the Parret, a few 
miles to the westward, are the Quantock hills, which rise at 
their highest point to about 1200 feet, and enjoy a local rep- 
utation for picturesque beauty. 

The Quantocks are truly picturesque, and where they ter- 
minate, near the Bristol channel, are located East and West 
Quantoxhead, names which are to be found in connection 
with the manor of St. Audi-ies, the seat for raan\- years of a 
branch of the Balch family, and that from which the south- 
ern branch in this country claims its descent. 

A " History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset" 
was published by the Rev. John CoUinson, vicar of Long 
Ashton, in 1791, to which Robert Everard Balch, Esq., and 
George Balch, Esq., of St. Audries, Avere subscribers, and in 
its pages the estate is thus described : 

" St. Audi-ies, or West Quantockshead, lies eastward from 
St. Decumans, close under the steep western head of Quan- 
tock, sheltered from the east and northeast winds, with the 
sea within a mile to the north and northwest, and a very rich 
and beautiful couutay to the south and west. 

" This manor was given by the Conqueror to Sir William 
de Mohun, and is thus recorded in the survey [Doomsday 
Book] : William himself holds Cantocheve. Elnod held it 
in the time of King Edward, gelded for three hides and a 
half. The arable is eight carucates. In demesne are three 
carucates, and seven servants and ten villanes, and four cot- 
tagers, with six ploughs. There are sixteen acres of meadow 
and fifty acres of wood. Pasture one mile long and one mile 
broad. It was worth three pounds, now four pounds. 

"It was held in the time of King John by William de 
Punchardon, of Duuster Castle. It then passed into the 



EARLY HOME OF THE FAMILY IN SOMEKSETSHIEE. XIX 

family of Malet, and continued in that family, in a regular 
descent, until the time of Henry VIII. In the time of 
Charles I. Arthur Malet sold it to Thomas Malet, who died 
in 1664, leaving two sons, Sir John and Sir Michael. Sir 
John's grandson, William, was the last of the family that 
possessed St. Audries. The manor now [1791] belongs to 
Robert Everard Balch, Esq., who has an elegant little seat. 

" The church is dedicated to St. Ethelred, or Aldred, from 
whom the parish received one of its appellations, of which 
that now used is a flagrant corruption." 

In 1836 it was the residence of Rev. Elias Webb, and in 
1873 of Sir A. Hood. 

Some brief explanation of the old Saxon terms used in de- 
scribing the above estate will form a fitting conclusion to this 
chapter. As regards the measures of land recorded in 
Doomsday Book, Sir H. Ellis says : " The truth seems to be 
that a hide, a yardland, a knight's fee, etc., etc., contained no 
certain number of acres, but varied in different places," but it 
has been described to be " as much as was sufficient to the 
cultivation of one plough." 

" The carucate, which is also to be interpreted the plough 
land, was as much arable land as could be managed with one 
plough and the beasts belonging thereto in a year, pasture 
and houses for the householder, and cattle belonging to it," 
and it appears that " the hide was the measure of land in the 
Confessor's reign, the carucate [Latin, caruca, a team], that 
to which it was reduced by the Conqueror's new standard." 

The hide is generally supposed to have been equal to 120 
acres, though Sir R. W. Ej^ton, in " Doomsday Studies, an 
Analysis and Digest of the Somerset Survey," says that the 
Somerset hide was 299 2-3 acres. " Glaston's Hide," referred 
to in the verses relating the legend of Joseph of Arimathea, 
is that division of the country called " Glaston Twelve 
Hides," and was therefore anciently a description of the lo- 
cality by measurement. Money mentioned in Domesday 
records is generally estimated as at thirty times its present 



XX SOME PRE-AMERICAN BALCHES. 

value, so that the revenue of St. Audries, in the Conqueror's 
time, £i, was equivalent to at least $600. The term "hun- 
dred," to designate a division of an English county, had this 
origin, as defined by Blackstone : Ten families of freehold- 
ers made up a town or tithing, so ten tithings composed a su- 
perior division called a hundred, as consisting of ten times 
ten families. 

Some Pee-American Balches. 

The earliest glimpse we have of the Balch family in Somer- 
set is afforded in a tax roll of that shire made in 1327, the 
first year of Edward III., the hero of Crecy, the father of the 
Black Prince, who there began his brilliant military career. 
It was toward the end of his reign that law pleadings in Eng- 
lish were first permitted. The tax roll in which the Balches 
are inscribed is in Latin and is thus headed : " CoUecta XX """ 
domino Edwardo tercio, post conquestem Regi Anglie 
concesse facta, per Johannem de Clyvedon et Johannem de 
Erie, anno domini Regis primo." 

The list includes all those in the county, worth 10 shillings 
or more, and among them are Willelmo Balch, Thrubbewelle, 
iiii s., Willelmo Balch, Purye, xii d., Roberto Balch, 
Manerium de "Wryngton, iii s., and others. 

A gap of 168 years intervenes before we find the next 
mention of a Balch. In May, 1495, three years after the dis- 
covery of America by Columbus, Richard Balch died in Farn- 
ham, Surrey. He made his will in Latin on the 12th of that 
month, and it was proved in the prerogative court of Canter- 
bury on the 27th. He directs his body to be buried in the 
ancient chapel of the blessed virgin Mary, within the parish 
church of St. Andrew of Farnham, next the body of his father. 
He leaves to Matilda, relict of William Balche, a tenement in 
which she is living for the term of her life, and after her death to 
Nicholas Balche, son of the said William and Matilda. Other 
legatees are his wife Isabella, his daughter Florence [wife of 
Henry] Quynby, and John and Margaret Balch, children of 



SOME PEE-AMEEICAN BALCHES. xxi 

William Balch before mentioned. In this document the name 
is spelled both with and without the " e." 

There is nothing to connect the interesting family group 
thus faintly outlined with any earlier or later Balches in the 
West of England. 

It will be observed that this was in the days when England 
was still Catholic, the authority of the Roman Pontiff was 
acknov/ledged, and ecclesiastical institutions were liberally 
endowed with lands. 

In the declaration of the rental and possessions of the 
chantries, colleges and free chapels in the county of Somerset, 
[Land Revenue Records, vol. 97], is the numeration of those 
in the deanery of Crewkerne, was included, in 1628, the 
chantry of St. Katherine, within the parish church at Ilminster, 
founded by John Wadham, " esquire." There was no monas- 
tic establishment at Ilminster, but the manor belonged to the 
abbey of Muchelney. The manor of Ilminster [the church 
on the river He] with the whole place, was given by Ina, 
King of the West Saxons, to the abbey of Muchelney, 
founded by King Athelstan in 939. 

In 1528 its lands and possessions were "leased to farm for 
divers years and given for the fee or stipend of three chaplains 
or priests [John Rippe, Thomas Thorne and William Webbe] 
celebrating in the Ilminster parisli church. 

Among the tenants of these lands were a John and George 
Balche. The lease from the abbot reads in part as follows : 

" All those messuages, lands, tenements, meadow pasture 
and feed, with their appurtenances, in the tithing of Winter- 
haye, in the parish of Ilminster, called Modies tenement, by 
John Sherbourne, abbot, formerly of the monastery of 
Muchelney aforesaid, and the convent of the same place, 
leased to farm to Henry Dawbeny, Kt., lord de Dawbeny, 
Thomas Speke, Hugh Paulet, Nicholas Wadham, Jr., esquire, 
John Pool, Thomas Michell, John Battyn, clerk, John 
Bonvyle, John Balche, G-eorge Balche, John Chyke, bis son, 
Thomas Hawker, John Barfote, John Radbere, clerk, by 



XXll SOME PRE-AMERICAN BALCHES. 

deed of the same abbot and convent, given in their chapter 
house, under the seal of the convent aforesaid, the third day 
of November, 1528." 

This John and George may have been, and probably were 
sons of the William Balche who figures next in our chronol- 
ogy as being "of Higham,'' Somerset, who died on the 20th 
of March, 1533, and as appears by the "iuquisitio post 
mortem " taken at Wells in Somerset on the 8th of Novem- 
ber, 1534, in the 25th year of the reign of Henry VIII. [the 
year in which popery was abolished in England], was a per- 
son who had acquired a large amount of landed property in 
the county. He was regarded as the founder of a family, and 
his name heads the family tree recorded in the Somerset visi- 
tation of 1623. 

The iuquisitio post mortem, or escheat, was instituted to 
enquire, at the death of any man of fortune, the value of his 
estate, the tenure by which it was holden, and who was the 
heir, and of what age, thereby to ascertain the value of the 
" premier seizin," or the " wardship and livery " accruing to 
the King thereupon. The court of wards and liveries, which 
was instituted in the reign of Henry VIII., was abolished, with 
other feudal customs, on the restoration of Charles II. Some 
idea of the contempt into which the practice had fallen may 
perhaps be gathered from the fact that the word cheat is 
derived from escheat. 

The inquisition into the aiTairs of William Balche of Hig- 
ham — which may have been the locality now known as High 
Ham — and which was conducted with a view, if possible, of 
putting money into the coffers of the bluff King Hal, by 
Thomas Horner as escheator, states that William, at the time 
of his death was " Seized of 200 acres of pasture, 100 acres 
of Arable and 40 acres of meadow and 30 acres of woodland, 
with the appurtenances, etc., in East Coker, etc., held of Sir 
William Courtenaj'c, Knight, as of his manor of East Coker, 
and the said William Balche died so seized ; after whose death 
the said pasture and land and meadow and wood, with the 



SOME PEK-AMERICAN BALCHES. Xxiu 

appurtenances, etc., descend to John Balche, as son and heir 
of the said William. And the said William was seized of one 
messuage, 20 acres of land, meadow and pasture, with its 
appurtenances, in Witencomb, in the said county of Somerset, 
etc., held of Robert Pike, as of his manor of Pykkeseighe, etc., 
also of the moiety of a messuage, 20 acres pasture, with its 
appurtenances, in Aldon, and 20 acres in Fydington, next 
Stokegursey, etc., held of Sir William Tarrant, as of his manor 
of Fydington, etc., all of which descended to John Balche, as 
above. The jurors found the said William Balche died 20 
March, 24th of Henry VIII., and John Balche is the sou and 
heir of the said William, and is 36 years of age and more." 

Two years later, April 1, 1536, this John Balche in turn 
made his will, though he did not die until 1552. He and his 
descendants are described as being of " Horton," a hamlet, a 
mile and a half west of Ilminster church. To his daughters, 
Anne, Alice and Agnes, he bequeathed £10 each upon their 
majority. It appears from another source — the visitation of 
Somerset of 1531 — that he had an elder daughter, Joan, who 
had probably received her portion upon her marriage with 
Robert Hyett, of Street. Agnes wedded Christopher Bour- 
man [Bowerman or Boreman] of Wells. His son John re- 
ceived a legacy of £10. His sons Thomas and Anthony are 
mentioned, and to George, his son and heii', is bequeathed his 
bay gelding in Donyett Park. There is also a bequest to 
St. Andrews church at Wells. Hugh Balche, another son, is 
not mentioned in the will, but the residue of the estate is 
given to Isabell, the widow, who is made executrix, with John 
Walys and William Balche overseers. 

This William may have been a brothei', a son of William of 
Higham, and he is an interesting personage if he was, as 
would appear, tlie William Bawlche of West Chinnock, hus- 
bandman, who died in 1611, for he must have been at the 
time of his decease a centenarian. 

Sir Nicholas Wadham, of JVluryfelde [Merrifield] Knight, 
left by his will, which w.is proved in 1542 and directed his 



XXIV SOSEE PRE-AMEEICAN BALCHES. 

burial to be at Ilminster, the sum of £3, 6 shillings and 8 
pence, besides their wages, to each of his servants, Roger 
Fontleroy, John Balche, William Bevyn and Anthony 
Bolleyn. That they were esteemed and trusted is shown by 
the fact that two of them were among the executors of the 
will, and it is to be remembered, in judging of the value of 
the properties mentioned in those ancient documents, that the 
sums named had many times the purchasing power of the 
money of these latter days. 

It is possible that this John Balche was the son of that 
name mentioned in the will of John Balche, and it may have 
been this same John who, ten years later, in 1549, the third 
year of the pious young King Edward VI., was made one of 
the trustees of the noted Ilminster free grammar school, 
which, upon the dissolution of the chantries, an act of refor- 
mation which took place in 1547, was endowed with the lands 
formerly dedicated to their support. The possessions of the 
chantries passed to the crown, and those of the four con- 
nected with Ilminster church were purchased of the King by 
Giles Kaleway, of Stroud, in Dorset, and William Leonard, a 
merchant, of Taunton, Somerset, and by them conveyed to 
Humphrey Walrond, of Sea, in the parish of Ilminster, com- 
monly called the founder of the school, and Henry Greenfield, 
for the consideration of £12(3. They "tendering the virtu- 
ous education of 3'outh in literature, and godly learning, 
whereby the same youth, so brought up might the better 
know their duty as well to God as the King's majesty, and for 
divers other honest and godly considerations," assigned over 
all the premises acquired, including " ilody's tenement," be- 
fore referred to, in May, 1549, to John Balche, gentleman, and 
others to the number of eighteen, for the purpose of choosing 
a proper school master. Humphrey Walrond was the precep- 
tor chosen, and a house called the Cross house was appointed 
for liis use. 

George Balche, of Ilminster, gentleman, wiis the next rep- 
resentative of this well-to-do family at Hortou. Born 



SOME PEE-AMEEICAN BALCHES. XXV 

about 1524, he died June 23, 1569. His will was dated June 
21 of that year, and proved August 6th by Nicholas, his eld- 
est son. In it he directs that he be buried in the southern 
aisle of the church at Broadway. This village, a few miles 
from Ilminster, took its name from its situation, being origi- 
nally a few huts built on each side of a broad path cut 
through the woods of the forests of Neroche. This forest was 
named from a very ancient Roman encampment, called Roche 
castle, on the edge of Blackdown hill. 

Bequests are made in George's will to his wife Margery, his 
daughter Katherine, to whom he left £60, and his sons 
Nicholas, George and John. His brother Hugh is mentioned. 
His widow Margery Berj^, daughter of Bery, of Bery Nabor, 
Devonshire, was his third wife, and the mother of his 
youngest child, Walter of Tavistock, Devon, who left two 
children, George and William. His second Avife, named Kath- 
erine, was probably the mother of the Katherine to whom he 
left £60, while his first wife, Jane, daughter of Nicholas Ash- 
ford, of Ashford, Devon, was the mother of his eldest son and 
heir, Nicholas, and of George, John and Maximilian, the 
three last named dying without issue [obiit sine prole] as 
they are marked on the genealogical chart of the visitation of 
1623. 

George had lands in Horton, East Coker, Martock and 
Cannington as appears by the inquisitio post mortem taken 
at Yeovil, October 29, 1569, the 11th year of Queen Eliza- 
beth, Stephen Brent being the escheator. Nicholas, the heir, 
was not yet 18 years of age at the time of his father's death. 

It was about this period in history that desperate attempts 
were made by the adherents of the church of Rome to bring 
England again under the domination of the papacy, and the 
country was for a long time threatened with a Spanish inva- 
sion. Elizabeth came to the throne in November, 1558, and 
for thirty years from that time, until the great Armada was 
finally repulsed and scattered in July, 1588, the whole south 
of England was in a constant state of watchfulness and 



XXVI SOME PKE-AMERICAN BALCHES. 

preparation. During that time the English militia system 
was first organized and developed. 

In September, 1560, two years after Elizabeth's accession, 
the " mowster mayster " [muster master] of the county of 
Somerset, George Broughton, with a commission consisting 
of seven Knights and eleven esquires, retm-ned a most quaint- 
ly spelled and worded " certyffycathe unto the queues ma"'' 
and here honorable counsell, of all syche abell men and ar- 
mures as ys within the countey afforsayde," by which it ap- 
pears that the total strength of the militia in the county was 
close on to 7000 men. The account from which this 
extract is taken " The Preparations in Somerset 
Against the Armada," by Emanuel Green, states that 
there were twenty-one "captaynes" of the "abell" men 
of Somerset, and that "each captain had 300 men, except 
William Balche, who had 200 only, the total available being 
about 6,939." 

No place in this genealogy of the Balches, of Horton, can 
be assigned to this particular Captain William Balch. The 
company of " byllmen," which he commanded was credited 
to the hundred of Mark and Bempstone, on the northern 
edge of the count}'. William, the farmer of West Chinnock, 
on the southern edge of the county some 25 miles away, was 
then about 60 j'ears of age. Nicholas had a cousin William, 
the son of his uncle Hugh, but he was then a mere infant, if 
indeed he was yet born. 

Twenty-three years later, however, Nicholas, then 31 years 
old, and just about a year married, was among those gentle- 
men of the county whose means rendered them liable to fur- 
nish and equip a "light horseman" for the service. 

On the 30th of September, 1583, the commissioners for 
Somerset certified that, according to their orders of the 2Gth 
of August, they had reviewed the demi-lances and light 
horsemen, and found them in readiness, according to their 
certificate, and such as since the last certificate had died or 
gone away were replaced. Where men were wanting to 



SOME PRE-AMERICAN BALCHES. XXVU 

serve on the horses, time was given to the first of November 
to supply them. 

Under the head of the hundred of Abdick, in which Hor- 
ton is situated, they note that " Nicholas Balche, gent. 
made defalte and hath daye given him to furnish one 1. h. as 
aforesaid." 

In the hundred of Somertom, on the same date, Thomas 
Balche was one of two light horsemen furnished by James 
Hodges. It is possible that Thomas was cousin of Nicholas. 
Three years afterwards, March 14, 1586, in a return of " the 
names of those persons charged to find horses in the west 
part of Somerset," Nicholas was again set down to furnish 
one light horseman. 

In the same year two other Balches, also possibly cousins 
of Nicholas, for he had cousins of their names, were included 
among " The names of the CCC Shott and Pyckes, trayned 
by Sir John Stawell, Knight, at Bridgewater, the viiith of 
October in the xxviiith year of her ma'"=^ Eaigne, anno 
Dom. 1586." These were William Balche, corporal of "shott," 
in the hundred of Langport, Muchelney and Pitney, and 
John Balch of the " pyckes " of North Curry. 

After all this drilling and training for thirty years, the 
men of Somerset were not destined to strike a blow. The 
Spaniards never succeeded in landing, and when, in 1588, the 
great Armada finally appeared in English waters, it was 
chased up the channel so far out to sea that it could not be 
seen from the Dorset coast, and no beacon was fii-ed. Still, 
as the enemy was known to have passed, the militia of the 
counties moved with him toward London. Following the 
pre-arranged plan, 3000 men from Dorset marched into 
Hampshire to protect Plymouth, and a similar number from 
Somerset were sent into Dorset. From Dover to Gravesend 
every man was astir, but, except as a prisoner, no enemy was 
allowed to land. 

During all these stirring years, Nicholas Balche — described 
in the inquisition taken after his death as "generosus," that 



XZyiU SOME PKE- AMERICAN BALCHES. 

is, well born, of good extraction — was apparently leading a 
quiet and prosperous life. In him the fortunes of the family 
seem to have culminated. At about the age of 29 he married 
Sarah, the daughter of Robert May, of Charterhouse Hidon, 
near Chedder, in Somerset, then deceased, who probably 
brought him large landed property in addition to that inher- 
ited from his father and grandfather. A deed in Latin, ex- 
ecuted by him in 1582, soon after his marriage, under the 
name Nicholas Balche de Horton, for the benefit of his wife 
and children, makes mention of houses and lands, in Ilmin- 
ster. East Coker, Martock, Cannington and Fidington. At 
his death George Balche of Horton, 23 years of age, also de- 
scribed as " generosus " was his eldest son and heir. 

It was this George, who, in 1623, being then 39 years of age, 
subscribed to the genealogy and coat of arms recorded in the 
*' visitation " of that year. He was then a bachelor, and there 
is no evidence that he ever married, but reason to suppose 
that he was single to the day of his death at the age of 74, in 
1658. 

During his long life Elizabeth had died, James had reigned, 
Charles met his unhappy fate, Cromwell ruled, and the res- 
toration of Charles II., in 1660, was near at hand. 

George Balche was loyal to the King, and his property was 
sequestered by the victorious Puritans, " for his delinquency 
that he adhered to the forces raised against the Parliament,'' 
and on January 11, 16-18, he was constrained, much against 
his will, perhaps, to make a petition in which he, " Humbly 
prayeth to be admitted to a favorable composition for his said 
delinquency." Nearly a year elapsed, and then, December, 
23, 1648, some of his friends petitioned in his behalf, but with 
what success does not appear. It would seem very likely, 
however, that these efforts were fruitless, and that much of 
bis large estate was alienated, and that, perhaps, little re- 
mained to be administered upon by his niece, Dorothy Warre, 
his executrix, when he died ten years later. With him and 
his brother Nicholas, who died a month earlier, the fortunes 
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It was during the lifetime of this George, and in the year 
in which he subscribed to the Balch genealogy and arms, ap- 
parently as the recognized head of the family, that John 
Balch, five years his senior, went to America. John may 
have been a grandson of the first George Balch of Horton, 
and a son of either Thomas, Robert or William, but no evi- 
dence of such a descent is found, except a family tradition 
that John Balch was of Horton. 

Much interesting data remains, relating to the English 
Balches of a later date, but not sufficiently connected to form 
a narrative. It is to be hoped that some one of them of the 
present day, with the facilities which the examination and 
publication of ancient documents now afford more abundant- 
ly than ever before, may undertake the task of compiling a 
family history which shall show exactly the relationship of 
all the Balches of Southern England. 

For a number of years a branch of the family owned the 
manor of St. Audries, previously alluded to, and the " Gentle- 
men's Magazine" of March, 1814, contains this notice. 

" Died, at St. Audries, George Balch, Esq., last male dc 
scendant of an ancient family. 



BALCH CHRONOLOGICAL NOTES. 

[English Period.] 
1327. Willelmo Balch, " Purye,"' Koberto Balch, " Maneiium de Wryng- 

ton," Mathaeo Palch, Poilock, Roberto Borliclie, "Pockyngtone," 

Johanne Balth, Stapletone, Rogero Barlich, " Wollavingtone," 

Willelmo Baltche, Chiltone, and others, who may have been 

Balches, were taxed, 1st year of Edward III. 
14 — Assumed date of birth of Richard Balch' s father. 
14 — Assumed date of birth of William Balche of Higham. [HighHam?] 
1495. May. Death of Richard Balch of Farnham, Surrey. Will proved 

in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. [21Vox.] 
1498? Birth of John Balch, son of William of Higham. 
1511? Birth of William Bawlche of West Chinnock. [Son of William of 

Higham.] 
1524? Probable date of birth of George Balche of Horton. 
1528. Mody's tenement leased to John Balche, George Balche and others. 
1533. March 20, Death of William Balche of Higham, leaving large estate 

as per Inquisitio post mortem taken at Wells, Nov. S, 1534. 
1536. April 1, John Balch of Horton made a will, mentioning son and 

heir George, sons John, Thomas and Anthony, and daughters 

Anne, Alice and Agnes. Probably an elder dau. Joan. (24 

Powell.] 
1539. Nov. 25, Sir Xicholas Wadham, Knt., of Merrifield, Som., made a 

will, proved Jan. 30, 1542, leaving £3, 6sh., 8d., to " my servant 

John Balche." 
1549. May IS, [3d Edw. VI.] John Balch, gent., and others, trustees of 

Ilminster grammar school. [CoUinson's History of Somerset.] 

[Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries.] 
1552. John Balch died. Buried at Ilminster. Wife Isabel, extx., Wil- 
liam Balch and John Walys, overseers. [24 Powell.] 
1552? Probable date of birth of Nicholas Balche, son of George. 
1560. September. William Balche [Hundred of Mark and Bemstone] a 

captain of forces I'aised for defence against the Armada. ["The 

preparations in Somerset against the Armada'" — Emanuel 

Green.] 
1569. June 23. George Balche of Horton dies. To be buried in south 

aisle of Broadway church. Held lands in Horton, East Coker, 

Martockand Cannington, as per Inquisitio taken at Yeovil, Oct. 

29, 1569. 
1570? About this time Jane, daughter of Edward Balshe of Kintsbury, 

Devon, was wife of William Handcock of Combe Martin. [Ped. 

in Visitation of Devon, 1564.] 

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BALCH CHKOSrOLOGICAL NOTES. XXXI 

1570? About this time Joan, daughter of John Balch of Horton, was wife 

of Robert Hyett of Street. [Visitations of Somerset, 1531 and 

1573.] 
1570? About this time Agnes Balche was wife of Christopher Bourman 

of Wells. [Visitations, etc., 1531 and 1573.] 
1570? About this time Alice Eadbard, of Aller, was wife of Balch. 

[Idem.] 
1581? Probable date of marriage of Nicholas Balche of Horton, age 29. 

1582. April 22. Deed of marriage settlement between Nicholas Balche 

of Horton, and John and Dorothy, son and widow of Robert 
May, of Charterhouse Hydon [near Cheddar] on behalf of his 
wife Sarah May. 

1583. Sept. 30. Nicholas Balche [Hundred of Abdick] was noted as 

failing to furnish a light horseman as required. [" Armada, 

etc."] 
1583. Sept. 30. Thomas Balch [Hund. of Somerton] was one of two light 

horsemen furnished by James Hodges, gent. [Idem.] 
1584? Probable date of birth of George Balche of Horton. 
1586. March 14. Nicholas Balche [Abdycke] "to furnish one light 

horseman." ["Armada."] 
1586. Oct. 4. William Balche, a corporal in Sir Jolm Stawell's band. 

[Hundred of Langport, Muchelney and Pytney.] [Idem.] 
1586. Oct. 4. Jolm Balch. [Hund. North Curry.] " Pyckes." [Id.] 
1594. April IS. Will of Thomas Balche of Cote in Martock. Wife Avis, 

sons, Thomas and Robert; daughters, Mary, Ann, Frances and 

Avis. Hugh Balche a witness. [51 Dixey.] 
159-? Oct. 20? Will of Thomas Balche of North Curry. To be buried 

there. Son John. [Adopted children named Miller?] Will 

proved July 17, 1600. 
1602. April 10. Will of Mary Lottisham of Godmanston, Dorset, widow. 

" My sister, Joan Balch." [46 Montague.] 
1607. Aug» 26. Nicholas Balche of Horton died. His wife Sarah was 

j living and held possession of lands in Ilminster, East Coker, 

Cannington, Martock and Fiddington. Son George, heir, age 23. 

[Inquisition taken at Bridgwater, Sept. 17, 1607.] Had son 

William as shown by pedigree in Somerset Visitation, 1623, and, 

from other data, probably son Nicholas, and daughters Sarah 

and Elizabeth. 

161 1. Dec. 7. Will of William Bawlche, of West Chinnock, husbandman. 

1612. May 27. Will proved. It made bequest to wife Ellinor, son Peter 

and to Azarius Bawlche and Johane, daughter of Hugh B. 
1615. Feb. 17. Nuncupative will of Hughe Balche, of Ilminster, gent. 

Wife Elizabeth, son William and five children by former wife. 
1615. March 21. Will of Oliver Lottishan of Fordington in Babcary, 

gent. " My kinswomen Sarah and Elizabeth Balch." 
1623. Thomas Hodges died leaving as heir to property in Shepton 

Mallet, his cousin Rebecca Hodges, then 12 years old, who in 



i BALCH CHRONOLOGICAL NOTES. 

1639 was wife of "a certain John Balch." [Fine Roll, 14th 

Charles I., part 26.] 
George Balche, of Horton was a bachelor, 39 years old. [Visi.] 
Carolus Balch, gent., of Stockgumber, was cited to appear at the 

Visitation of that year, and the note made against his name. 

"Sarvant to the E. of Pemb. and will be at Ilchesteror London."' 
Will of William Balch of Beere in High Ham. Dated Xot. 9, 

proved 1630, Aug. 3. To be buried at High Ham. All to son 

Samuel. 
Jan. 11-13. George Balche, of Horton, gent., petitioned that he be 

admitted to composition for his delinquency in adhering to the 

forces raised against the Parliament. Lands tn Huister [?] Coker 

and other places sequestrated. 
Will of Thomas Balch, Vicar of Dulverton. Proved by widow 

Elizabeth, Sept. 11. Daughter, Ellinor; sons. Francis, John. 

Thomas and Robert: brothers, Robert and John. [130 Essex 

and Taunton Reg.] 



THE NEW ENGLAND FAMILY. 



First Generation. 



1. John Balch,^ heads the family which is now scattered 
•across the United States and along the Pacific coast. While 
it has been possible to learn with much accuracy his own 
history since he landed in September, 1623, all efforts to 
trace him and his ancestry prior to his settling in America 
have met with but slight success. But it is known that he 
came from Somerset county, England, and early family tra- 
dition says from Horton. 

He came with a colony in charge of Captain Robert Gorges, 
son of Sir Fernando, who had a grant of a large tract of land 
which he wished to colonize. They landed at Wessegusset, 
now known as Weymouth, Massachusetts. It is learned 
from British archives that Capt. Gorges was commissioned 
■Governor of New England. 

Concerning this place prior to his landing some interesting 
facts deserve attention. Palfrey tells us in his history that 
early in the year 1621 Mr. Weston of London sent over two 
vessels, the Charity and the Swan, with some fifty men, to 
settle a plantation for him in the Massachusetts Bay. Con- 
cerning them Bradford of the Plymouth Colony received 
warning from Cushing and Pierce, in England, that they 
were base in condition and unfit for an honest man's com- 
pany. These men located at Wessegusset, and stole vegeta- 
bles from the gardens of the Plymouth Colony. During 
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2 FIRST GENERATION. 

their second winter their condition became desperate, and,, 
under the leadership of their chief man, Saunders, they took 
food by force from the Indians. The Plymouth Colony re- 
monstrated in the strongest terms against this robbery, and 
because of it the Indians formed a plot to exterminate not only 
Weston's company, but the Pilgrims as well. This would 
have probably succeeded, if the Plymouth Colony had not 
been warned by a friendly Inchan. In the spring of 1623 the 
settlement was abandoned by Weston's people. 

Next came the Gorges company, of wliich John Balch was- 
a member, to the deserted settlement, in the fall of 1623. 
This was the fii-st direct from Great Britain to form a nucleus 
for a permanent settlement in New England. The Plymouth 
Colony and the Weston company were indeed earlier, but 
the former came by way of Holland, and the latter dispersed. 

Independence of religious thought and a disposition from 
the first to break away from the Church of England charac- 
terized the Gorges company. An Episcopal clergyman named 
Morrell, who came with them, finding no opportunity to ex- 
ercise his ecclesiastical authority, returned to England. The 
vessel, that brought them over, shortly afterward sailed with 
passengers to the Virginia Colony, while Capt. Gorges made 
an exploration to the north, and soon returned to England. 
After he left, the settlers were joined by some disaffected and 
expelled members of the Plymouth Colony, among whom 
was the Rev. John Lyford and Roger Conant. 

About this time English capitalists formed the Dorchester 
Company, with these settlers as its agents and employees. 
The object was to carry on a fishery, and in 1624 the colony 
removed to Cape Ann for this purpose. The}'^ had about two 
hundred servants. An attempt had been made the year be- 
fore to establish a plantation at Cape Ann, with Thomas 
Gardner as overseer, with small success. Roger Conant, who 
was described as "a rehgious, sober, and prudent gentleman," 
was appointed Governor of the Dorchester Company, and 
Lyford was the minister of the place. 



JOHN BALCH — SALEM, BEVERLY, MASS. 8 

Cattle were received from England in 1625. The fishing 
business not succeeding, most of the servants were returned 
to England, and the colonists determined to change their vo- 
cation from fishing to agriculture. The location at Cape Ann 
was ill adapted to the new occupation, and in September, 
1626, they removed with their families, stores and cattle, to 
the Sagamoreship of Naumkeag, a densely wooded penin- 
sula, where the Boston & Maine R. R. now crosses onto the 
bridge over the harbor from Salem to Beverly. These first 
settlers were : 

Roger Conant, John Woodbury, John Balch, 

Peter Palfrey, Rev. John Lyford, Thomas Gardner, 

William Allen, Thomas Gray, Richard Norman, Sr. 

Richard Norman,Jr. Walter Knight, John Tilley, 
Capt. William Trask, and others. 
Some were married and had children, and there were in all 
between twenty-five and thirty souls. The rock on which 
this noble band of pioneers stepped ashore at Naumkeag can 
be seen from the cars as they cross Beverly harbor. It is 
known as Forefathers' Rock. 

Here was a tribe of Indians, much reduced in numbers by 
pestilence and wars, who gladly received the settlers for the 
protection they might afford. 

In the following year Lyford, who seems to have had a 
restless disposition, planned to remove the colony to Vir- 
ginia, but Rev. John White, a Puritan, known as the patri- 
arch of Dorchester, learning of the contemplated move, wrote 
a letter from England on behalf of the Dorchester merchants 
who had organized the company, which deterred most of the 
settlers from leaving. In it he exhorted Conant not to desert 
the business, and faithfully promised him that if he, with 
John Woodbury, John Balch and Peter Palfrey, whom he 
knew to be honest and prudent men, would stay at Naum- 
keag, he would provide a patent for them. White was un- 
able to keep his promise. It was evidently on these four 
men that the projectors of the colony relied for the energy 



4 FIRST GENERATION. 

and intelligence requisite for the success of their enterprise. 
The four came to be known as " the Old Plantei-s." None 
of them or their descendants are known to have been among 
the persecutors of the Baptists, the Quakers, or the Witches, 
but, on the contrary, a descendant of Woodbury kept a horse 
saddled and a lantern lighted to aid any accused of witch- 
craft to escape, and a grandson of John Balch dared to sign 
a remonstrance against their persecution. 

Carpenters among the settlers at Naumkeag built a frame 
house for Conant, and assisted the others in the construction 
of snug huts, so that they were enabled to pass the winter in 
comfort. For two years they thus prospered, attended to 
their cattle, and raised maize and hunted in common with 
their Indian friends. Their various doings are set forth at 
length in the papers by Geo. D. Phippen, in the Historical 
Collections of the Essex Institute, Vol. I. 

In the meantime the Dorchester Company in England sold 
their interest in the colony to the Massachusetts Bay Company. 
The description of the Bay Colony's grant shows how meagre 
the geographical knowledge of America was at that time, for 
its bounds are given as three miles north of the Merrimack, 
three miles south of the Charles, and running west from the 
Atlantic to the South seas. 

John Endicott was sent over as governor of this new com- 
pany. On September 6, 1628, he landed at Naumkeag with 
his Puritanical band, and then it was that Conant's party 
learned of the change in their governors. Although the 
original settlers desired accessions to their colonies, they were 
not pleased with the followers of Endicott, for they quickly 
perceived in them that stern religious intolerance which was 
80 soon to develop into the cruel persecutions that have 
Btained the pages of New England history. 

The winter's stores were inadequate for the double colony. 
The sad scenes of the Pilgrims' first winter at Plymouth were 
repeated at Naumkeag, and many died before spring. 

Early in the following summer many more settlers ar- 



JOHN BAICH— SALEM, BEVEELT, 5L4.SS. 5 

rived, abundant supplies were received from England, and 
the colony was firmly established. The differences between 
the adventurers (as the first settlers were often called) and 
the Puritanical followers of Endicott were amicably adjusted, 
and to commemorate the event, the town was incorporated in 
July 1629, and named Salem, the Hebrew word for peaceful. 

John Balch and about eighteen others, being members of 
the church, were made freemen. May 18, 1631, that is, given 
the right to vote and hold office. This is the first date on 
which freemen were made in America. Early in the year 
1635 the Massachusetts Bay Company gave to the several 
towns within its grant the right to give grants of land. The 
town of Salem, in order to exercise this right, at once ap- 
pointed five overseers and layers out of land for its precinct, 
and one of these was John Balch. His name frequently ap- 
pears in this capacity upon the records. On November 25, 
1635, the town granted a thousand acres in what was then 
known as the Bass River District, to be divided between 
Roger Conant, John Woodbury, John Balch, Capt. Trask 
and Peter Palfrey. They divided it to suit themselves. This 
land was located between the head of Bass river and Wen- 
ham pond. It afterwards became known as the " Old Plant- 
ers' grant," and was included iu the town of Beverly, incor- 
porated in 1668. 

John Balch, in 1638, built a two story frame house upon his 
land, in which he spent the remainder of his life. In it his 
son Benjamin^ and Benjamin's grandson 23 Benjamin* lived 
and reared their families. From this last Benjamin it passed 
to his daughter 78 Deborah* [Balch] Dodge in which family 
and name the house has continued to the present time. The 
Balch house, although subjected to some changes, is still stand- 
ing in a good state of preservation. Roger Conant and John 
Woodbury also built houses near by, but Conant's is now 
entirely obliterated, and only the cellar hole remains to mark 
the sight of the one reared by Woodbury. 

The first thirteen executive rulers of Salem were chosen 



« FIRST GENEEATION. 

January 26, 1636-7, and in June following the number was 
twelve selectmen. The name of John Balch appears in both 
lists. Both his name and that of his wife Margary are in the 
list of the first members of the first church in Salem. The 
organization of this church was completed August 6, 1629, 
and was the first Congregational church completely formed 
and organized in America. The Plj^mouth church was the 
first, but it was formed and organized at Leyden, in Holland, 
during the temporary sojourn of the Pilgrims there, on their 
way to this country. So large a part of it was transferred, that 
it was considered the church to the new colony in America. 

John Balch was twice married, Margary was the given 
name of his first wife. There is no record of her parentage or 
the date of their marriage, but it is not improbable that theirs 
may have been the first and perhaps only marriage in the 
Naumkeag settlement. 

To them were born three sons. 
2* Eenjamin,2 b. Winter of 1628 and 9; d. after Jan. 31, 171-1-16, 
3* JoHJf,2 b. about 1030; d. Juno 16, 1662. 

4* FnEEB0BN,2 b. about 1631; d. about 1658. 

His second wife Agnes or Annis [Patch] gave him no chil- 
dren. 

Johni died at his estate on Bass river, in May, 1648. His 
will was duly made and filed among the Essex County records, 
where it now is. A printed copy and a fac simile are appended. 
The inventory of John Balch's estate rendered by Benjamin 
Balch, February 2, 16i8-9, amounted to 220X s.l3. d.4. 

The Will of John Balch. 

The last will & testamt of John Baleh, of Salem, bearing Date 
the 15th day of May, 1648. 

I, John Balch sick in bodie bub in pfect raeinorrie doe make 
this my last will) & testarat in manner & forme following my 
debts paid & funeral expenccs discharged those goods God hath 
gyven me it is my will to dispose ot them as Followeth, 
Imprimis I gyve unto Annis Balch my loving wife the Room nev- 
lie Built wth twelve Akeis of land of weh 4 akers to be in tilt and 



JOHN BALCH — SAiEM, BEVERLY, MASS. 7 

4 Akers of medowe with some pt of the barns to lay in her fruits 
& halfe of the great fruit trees for & during the life of said Annis. 

Itm I gyve Vnto my said wife my best bed wth all Convenient 
furniture there vnto belonging & one fourth pt of all my house- 
hold goods except the rest of my bedding & also 2 Cowes by 
name Eeddie & Cherie & one yearling heaffer. Further my will 
is that soe long as my said wife shall live my said sonnes shall 
Bowe or plant 2 Akers of aforesaid 4 akers for my said wife for 
the term of 7 years and after that our sonne Beuiamin shall doe 
all him sefe. 

Item I gyve & bequeth to beniamin Balch my eldest sonne one 
half of my farm to him and his heirs for ever as alsoe two yoke 
of oxen 1 Cowe one third of my young Cattle & of the mare Colt 
with one fourth pt of my household goods & halfe of the great 
fruit trees & after the decease of my said wife my will is that 
the said Beniamin shall have them all with those he hath planted 
himself. 

Item my will is that all my Corne growing upon the ground shall 
be equallie Divided into 4 equall pts among my wife & children. 

Item I gyve vnto John Balch my second sonne one fourth of 
my farme and one yoke of oxen one third of my young Cattle & 
mare Colt one fourth of my household goods & half of the young 
aple trees undispost of and one cow. 

Item I gyve to ffree born Balch my youngest sonne one fourth 
pt of my ffarme one yoke of oxen & one Cow I bred up for him 
one third of the young Cattell & one third of the mare & one 
fourth of my household goods & half the young Aple trees 
betwixt him & his brother John equallie to be divided & 
further my last will & testament & my loving friends John Proc- 
tor & William Woodberrie shall be overseers of the same in wit- 
ess hereof I have herevnto put my hand the day & year above 
written. John Balch. 

Witness : 

Peter Nicholas Patch, 
Palfbey Jepfeeie Massey. 

Agnes the second wife of John Balch*, left a will which 
was declared illegal. In Nov. 1657, her stepson Benjamin 
Balch2 brought into court a statement signed by several of 



8 FIRST GENERATION. 

his neighbors that all her estate was not sufficient to satisfy 
his demands upon it. 

Bill of Expenses for Last Sickness and Funeral op Agnes 
Balch. 

Nouember 25, 1657. 
a bill of charges in hir sickness and death by ten- £ s. d. 

dance for two years and better 3s. per weake 
and is fifteen pound twellfe shillins 16 12 00' 

for my time for coming to town to Mr. Emri and 

other ocations 1 00 00 

at hir buriell for cfen and caks and drinks 40s. 2 00 00" 

18 12 00- 
The above menchened carg is in the sickness and death of Ane 
Balch by me. Beniamin Balch. 

The amount of Agnes' estate as per inventory was 9£ lls^ 
OOd. 



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Second Generation. 

2. Benjamin, = eldest son of 1 Johii» and Margary Balch 
was born in the Sagamoreship of Naumkeag during the 
severe and trying winter of 1628 and 9 which followed the 
arrival of Endicott. fYx . . /O^ /; /O 

The evidence which ^^Mh^C^WtA/^^^'-'-^leJi^e^ — - 
conclusively fixes his 

birth in this winter was collected by David M. Balch and 
published in the Salem Gazette on May 10, 1878, and in 
Balch Leaflets, Nos. 1-3. Twenty-two years after the death 
of Benjamin's third son John^ the tradition of the family was 
committed to writing, that Benjamin* was the first born male 
child in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Since it was in Sep- 
tember, 1628, that the Naumkeag settlers learned that they 
were the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the name of the 
place was changed to Salem in the following July, the 
tradition is interpreted as indicating that Benjamin's birth 
was between these dates. April 10, 1706, he gives his age in 
a sworn deposition as about 77. This places his birth prior 
to April, 1629, and fixing it in the winter above mentioned. 
The word male presented in the tradition seems to hint that 
a female was born in the Colony before him. 

Claims conflicting with the tradition that Benjamin^ was 
the first born have been held by the descendents of others, 
and it will therefore be important to notice them in passing. 

After the place took the name of Salem, Roger Conant, Jr. 

was born, and when ten years old was granted 20 acres of 

land as the " first born child in Salem." He died in 1672. 

This left John Massey entitled to describe himself aa the old- 

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10 SECOND GENERATION. 

est planter living in Salem who was born there. He was, 
however, as several depositions show, two years younger than 
Benjamin Balch^ who lived in Beverly. 

Benjamin^ received at liis father's death half of the farm 
and sundry other goods. From his brother John^ he pur- 
chased his share in the old homestead on Bass River, and in 
1658 secured possession of his brother Freeborn's'^ share in 
his father's estate. He lived in the old home from its build- 
ing when he was nine years old, and in it all of his children 
were born. 

His independence of the rigid puritanical notions of the 
times appears in several instances. For entertaining and 
giving a night's lodging to a stranger on foot, he was arrested 
and fined, and he left the baptism of his children to their own 
desires. 

Previous to Benjamin's last marriage he gave part of his 
farm to three of his sons, and after his last wife's death he 
deeded the home lot for a maintainance in his old age to his 
grandson Benjamin*. He executed other deeds to his sons, 
and the last of these which has been found was given Janu- 
ary 31, 171-1-15, and shows that he completed his 86th year. 
He left no will as most of his property was disposed of while 
living. The date of his death is not known. 

Benjamin^ was married first about 1G50, to Sarah, the eldest 
daughter of Thomas Gardner, the overseer of the first Cape 
Ann Plantation. They had the following children, of which 
the ten eldest were baptized April 10, 1670. 



6* 


Sasiuel,' 


b. 


May -1651; 


d. Oct. 14, 1723. 


6* 


Benjamin,^ 


b. 


1653; 


d. Spring of 1698. 


7* 


John/ 


b. 


1654; 


d. Nov. 19, 1738. 


8» 


Joseph,' 


b. 


1658; 


d. Sept. 16, 1675. 


9* 


FREK1(0R\,» 


b. 


Aug. 9, 1660; 


d. June 11, 1729. 


10* 


Sarah, ^ 


b. 


1661; 


d. prior to 1717. 


11* 


Abioail,' 


b. 


1663; 


d. Apr. 130, 1708. 


12* 


RUTU,' 


b. 


1665; 


d. 


13* 


Mary, 3 


b. 


1667; 


d. Mch. 12, 1737. 


14 


JOX.VTUAN, 


bapt.Apr. 10,1670; 


probctbly d. y. 


16 


David, » 


b. 


July 9, 1671; 


d. u. m. Apr. 17, 1 



JOHN BALCH — BEVERLY, MASS. 11 

Benjamin's wife Sarah died April 5, 1686, and Februaiy 5, 
1689, he married Abigail, widow of Matthew Clarke, of Mar- 
blehead. She died in Jaiiyaiy, 1690, aged 55 years. His 
third and last marriage was to Grace Mallet. The ceremony- 
was performed on March 15, 1691-2 by Simeon Bradstreet, 
Esq. To Benjamin and Grace were born two daughters. 
16* Debobah.s b. June 6, 1693. d. May 5, 1717. 

17* Lydia,' b. Aug. 28, 1695. 

His wife Grace probably died before 1704, since he signed 
a deed alone in that year. 

3. John, 2 son of 1 .Tohn^ and Margary Balch, was born at 
Salem, Mass., about 1630. He was drowned by the upset- 
ting of a skiff in a storm when crossing the ferry between Sa- 
lem and Beverly, June 16, 1662. He married Mary, daughter 
of Roger Conant. They had only one child. 
18 Maky,' died young. 

John's widow married William Dodge, " ye yonger." The 
inventory of his estate is given in a quaint old document 
which is here copied entire. 
JoEN Balch, Estate. 

Court at Ipswich, March term, 1662. Administration granted 
to Mary, relick, Salem, June. Inventory returned re. Ipswich 
31, March 1663 No. 30. Whereas there was administration 
granted to Mary Balch of the estate of her late husband John 
Balch, & the court at Salem the 4th, month 1662 did divide the 
estate between the said Mary Balch & Mary the daughter of the 
s'd John Balch : now the said daughter being dead, by the consent 
of parties it is ordered that Benjamin Balch shall after the end 
of seven years next coming, enjoy all the lands that did belong to 
the said John Balch, being 50 acres in all more or less, only the 
said Mary to enjoy all the improved land, upland and meadow, 
during the said term of seven years the rest to be in his possesion. 



An Inventory of all such goods and lands as John Balch of 
Salem deceased was possessed of, made the 19th, of the first 
month 1662, and prized by us subscribed 



12 



SECOND GEIs'ERATION. 



Imprimis his house with 5 akres of Land adjoining 
Item, the quarter part of his Fathers farm'about 50 

akers 
Item, two akers and half of meadow in the old 

planters marsh 
Item, A Mare and Colt 
Item, A Cow 
Item, A fether bed and bolster, a rugg, blanket & 

purtenances & bed stead 
Item, Another bead and beadstead with the apper- 

Item, 
Item, 
Item, 



s. d. 
Q 



Some other small bedding 

The platters and porringers &e. 

A kettell, two skillets a warmingpan and 

skimmer, 
A small iron pot small kettle and old iron 
2 chests a Cupboard, and boxes 
A little table and four Chairs, 
His wearing apparell 
Two Cushings and some sea garments 
pillowpies. Sheets, napkins &c. 
A friing pan, a Bellows and smoothing iron 
Two Hats 
There is also an eight part of a Ketch but 

there is still owing for prised 



50 

12 

15 

4 10 

10 10 

6 10 

2 

5 



1 12 
8 

2 

16 
10 

1 03 
6 10 

08 

1 00 

26 00 



Total 



This is owing unto Lott Conaut £ s. d. 

of Marblehead the sum of 26 00 00 f Roger Conant 

more in the debts 4 00 00 \ Samuel Corning 



£ 30 00 00 
The above Inventory is allowed of in Court at Salem 25th, 
4th, mo. 1662. Attest. 

HiLLTARD VerENS. 



FBEBBORN BALCH, — BEVERLY, MASS. 13 

4. Preeborn,2 son of 1 John^ and Margary Balch, was 
Ijorn in Salem, Mass., about 1631. He was probably named 
to commemorate the event of his father being made a free- 
man that year. Family tradition says that he went to Eng- 
land and died there about 1657. His estate in Salem was 
purchased in 1658 by his brother Benjamin, from "Walter 
Price, a shopkeeper of that place, who was his executor and 
administrator. [Essex Reg. Deeds, Vol. 1, p. 82, Jan. 20, 
1659.] 

It is probable that at the time of his death Freeborn was in 
debt to, or in Price's employ, and it may be assumed that he 
was a mariner and was lost at sea. His brother Benjamin 
purchased his inheritance from Price, and paid for it X20 
and 2i acres in the " Old Planters Marsh." The deed 
shows that Freeborn's death was uncertain, for it recites, 
" alwaise Provided y* if the above sd. Freeborne Balch ap- 
pears to be alive, then this bargain to be voyd." On May 
26, 1660, Price gave his receipt for the money and the land 
was deeded, and it is to be presumed that then, either because 
Freeborn had not appeared for two years, or on account of 
information of his death, that his estate was settled up. 

" The Old Planters Marsh " referred to was located on the 
peninsula where they first landed, in the present city of 
Salem. 



Third Generation. 



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5. Samuel,3 eldest son of 2 Benjamin^ and Sarah (Gard- 
ner) Balch, -was born in the old homestead, at the head of 
Bass river, in May, 1651, and died October 14, 1723. He 
was married, October 27, 
1675, to Martha, daugh- 
ter of John and Martha | 
(Gould) Newmarch, of "\^^ ^^«- 
Ipswich, Mass. She died 

July 7, 1720, aged 67 years. They had seven sons and three 
daughters, all born in Beverly. 

20* Mabtha,* b. Sept. 13, 1676. 

21* Samuel,* b. May 16, 1678; d. 1764. 

22* Joseph,* b. Apr. 26, 1680; d. Dec. 9, 1732. 

23* Benjamin,* b. Mch. 29, 1682; d. Jan. 8, 1749-50. 

24* John* (twin), b. Mch. 29, 1682, A. 1756. 

25* Phebe,* b. Apr. 1, 1684; d. 

26* Peter,* b. May 6, 1635; d. Dec. 27, 1755. 

27* CoKNELius,* b. May 1, 1687; d. 1730. 

28 Abigail,* b. May 24, 1689; d. Sept. 26, 1711. 

29 Thomas,* b. Apr. 1, 1692; d. Aug. 15, 1699. 

He married again, November 23, 1721, the widow, Martha 
Butman. She died in 1745, without issue. 

When nineteen years of age he was baptized, at his own 
desire, and united with the First church of Beverly, of which 
he afterwards became a deacon. He was chosen town clerk 
of Beverly, and took the oath of office, June 27, 1693. This 
office he held for seven years. He was several times chosen 
a representative of the town, and was evidently honored and 
respected by his neighbors as a man of integiity and ability. 

By a conveyance recorded April 25, 1692, his father deeded 
(14) 



BENJAMIN AND JOHN BALCH — BEVERLY, MASS. 16 

to him one-half of a 40 acre lot, which was bounded easterly 
with Samuel's own land, west with country road, north by the 
Raiments, southerly with Peter Woodbury. It is evident 
from this and other deeds that he was quite a land owner 
near Wenham pond. 

His will, dated November 30, 1722, making his son John 
sole executor, was probated at Ipswich, October 23, 1723, 
[Reg. Essex Prob., Vol. 13, p. 859.] 

6. Benjamin,^ son of 2 Benjamin^ and Sarah (Gardner) 
Balch, was born in the old homestead, about 1653, and bap- 
tized at his own desire, April 10, 1670. He died in Beverly 
in the spring of 1698. 

He was married October 11, 1674, to Elizabeth, daughter 
of John and Elizabeth Woodbury, and granddaughter of the 
old planter, John, and his wife, Agnes Woodbury. She was 
born Aug. 15, 1654, and died a short time after her husband. 
Their children were : 

30* Ann,* b. about 1675; d. Aug. 23, 1726. 

31* Joseph,* b. Sept. 26, 1677; d. Aug. 14, 1712. 

32* Ebknezeb,* b. June 6, 1680. 

33* Abigail,* b. May 17, 16S2. 

84 Elizabeth,* b. July 6, 1688; d. y. 

35 KUTH,* b. Aug. 29, 1691. 

He received 25 acres from his father, by a deed dated Feb- 
ruary 25, 1688-9. This land is bounded north by a birch tree 
on the way from Beverly to Ephrim Herrick's, south by 
country road to Wenham, and east by Jno. Raymond, Jr. 
The deed also conveyed one acre of meadow in Wenham. 
[Essex Deeds, Vol. 21, p. 20.] 

From the Essex County records it appears that his oldest 
surviving son Joseph was appointed executor June 27, 1698. 
These records note that Benjamin^ was a Mariner. 

7. John,3 son of 2 Benjamin^ and Sarah (Gardner) Balch, 
was born at the old homestead about 1654^ and died at Beverly, 
November 19, 1738. No record 
of his birth has been found, but 
several depositions among the 
County Court papers give his 



^^ JSc^ 



16 THIRD GENERATION. 

age at various times and thus enables the year of liis birth 
to be determined. One of these is as follows. "The deposi- 
tion of John Balch (son to Benjamin Balch), age 16 years or 
thereabouts that he saw Wm. Barnes, Mr. Thorndik's man 
coming out of Goodin Lambert's house at y'^ window on y' 
last day of y"^ weeke wch was before y^ Generall trayning 
when they trayned at Beverly. Taken upon oath 28, & 9 mo- 
1670." It was the custom in those daj's at stated times known 
as training days to gather together all the militia of the Coun- 
ty at one town or another to be drilled. 

He was married to Hannah Veren, December 23, 1674. She 
was the granddaughter of Philip Veren of New Sarum (Salis- 
bur}'), a roper by trade, who came over in the James from 
Southampton, and arrived in Boston in 1635, bringing his wife 
Dorcas and four sons, Philip, Hilliard, Nathaniel and Joshua. 

Philip Veren Jr. was admitted to Salem Church, January 
3, 1640-41. He was a wheelwright by trade, and his wife's 
name was Joanna. Their children were : Bethrab, bapt. Nov. 
14, 1641 ; Dorcas, bapt. April 16, 1643 ; Philip, bapt. March 
23, 1644-5 ; Hannah, b. 1655 ; Adoniram ; Maiy, b. Aug. 10, 
1659 ; and Deliverance. 

John^ and Hannah Balch lived to celebrate their 64th wed- 
ding day. The farm on which all their wedded life was spent 
was a portion of the old Planters' grant. Part of it came from 
his father by a conveyance recorded April 25, 1692, which 
recites, "Benjamin Balch yeoman of Beverly to son John, etc. 
half my 40 acres where he nowdwelleth, his portion to be next 
the Country road, and the land to be eaqually divided between 
my two sons Samuel and John." 

Unto John and Hannah, were born 14 children. 

36* Rebecca,* b. about 1675. 

87* Hannah/ b. about 1676. 

38 John,* b. Nov. 1677; d. April 27, 1679. 

39* John,* b. about 1679; d. about 1728. 

40* Israel,* b. Sept. 3, 1681; d. 176S. 

41* Sabah,* b. March 20, 1682-3. 

42 Joshua,* b. 1684; d. y. 

43 Joanna,* b. 1686; d. y. 




Map of ancient Beverly, 17th Century. 

Drawn by Samiei. \V. Hai.ch. 



JOHN BALCH— BE-VTEBLY, MASS. 17 

44 KuTH*, b. Oct. 6, 1687; d. y. 

45* Joshua*, b. Nov. 6, 1688; d. 

46* Caleb*, b. Oct 14, 1689; d. summer of 1T75. 

47* David*, b. Oct. 1, 1691; d. Sept. 25, 1769. 

48 Joanna*, bapt. Nov. 20, 1692; d. y. 

49 KoCxEK*, b. July 14, 1693; d. y. 

He a was carpenter or "housewright,'' and also a farmer. 
He was admitted to full communion, in the first parish church 
of Beverly, June 2, 1680. March 23, 1686-7, his wife Han- 
nah was also admitted to full communion. On May 19, 1680, 
He was made a freeman. He held the following offices : 
March 15, 1682-3, Surveyor of highways ; March 15, 1685-6, 
Tythingman ; Dec. 9, 1690, Grand Juryman ; 1693, Tything- 
man; 1694, Sergeant ; 1694, Constable; 1695 to 1699, Selects 
man ; 1700, Ensign ; 1705, Lieutenant ; 1711, Representative. 

Just a month before his death, his long will was drawn up 
and signed. His son Caleb was named as sole executor. It 
notes minutely the provisions for the widow; and among 
other privileges it specifies "also y'' Liberty of Gathering so 
many Beans in y* field as she may have occasion of for her 
own use both for summer and winter" [It seems Beverly did 
not neglect her staple even in those early days]. "Twenty 
bushels of Good Indian Corn five bushels of Malt. Two hun- 
dred Pounds of Beef Out of which Quarter of y^ Beast She 
Pleaseth to have it. Two Barrell of Cyder, with Apples Suf- 
ficient for her use, and fifteen pounds of flax from y'^ Swingle." 
"To keep for her use both Summer and Winter Two Cows & 
four sheep" "y^ Service of my Indian Woman Called Quando 
& y' Privelege of a Horse to Ride upon for her necessary occa- 
sions." 

The will mentions sons Caleb, Joshua, Israel, David, grand- 
son Andrew son of John deceased, daughters Sarah Richard- 
son, Hannah Leach, and grandchildren of his daughter Rebecca 
Dodge, deceased. 

Among other things the inventory mentions, 1 Negro man 
value £95, and 1 Old Indian Woman .£18. He died Nov. 
19, 1788, and his wife soon followed March 7, 1738-9. His 



18 THIRD GENERATION. 

estate was proved Dec. 11, 1738, but his widow was too feeble 
to attend the court. 

8. Joseph,^ son of 2 Benjamin^ and Sarah [Gardner] Balch, 
was born in the old homestead in 1658. He was a soldier in 
Capt. Lathrop's company and was slain at the famous Indian 
battle of Bloody Brook, September 18, 1675, in King Phillip's 
war. Palfrey's History gives an account of the battle. 

Deerfield was abandoned, before the inhabitants had secured 
their harvest. "From Hadley, twenty miles distant, the head- 
quarters of the troops, a party was dispatched to finish thresh- 
ing the grain and bring it in. Eighteen wagons, with their 
teamsters, were convoyed by a company of ninetj' picked 
men, led by Capt. Lathrop." 

On their return after securing the crop they were surprised 
at a small stream in the township of Deerfield. Here as they 
were crossing, a large force of Indians suddenly fell upon 
them and slew all but seven or eight of the company. The 
stream was named Bloody Brook from this disaster. 

9. Freeborn,^ son of 2 Benjamin^ and Sarah [Gardner] 
Balch, was born in the old homestead at Beverly, August 9, 
1660, the year following the incorporation of the town. He died 
in Beverly, June 12, 1729. His death was probably quite 
sudden, for his long will was drawn up and signed the day 
that he died. His grave- ^ 
stone stands on a hiU in the >^*-r^^^,/» 
cemetery near Wenham 
Lake with those of his mother-in-law, Sarah Fairfield, and 
his two children, Skipper and Sarah. 

Freeborn was a farmer, and lived on a portion of his father's 
estate in North Beverly, on the East shore of Wenham Lake. 
His thrifty husbandry reared the finest apple orchard in the 
county, which he willed, together with his cider mill and 
cider house, to his son William. He married first, late in the 
Autumn of 1682, the widow Mirriam Bachelder. She was 
born in January, 1657-8, and was the daughter of Robert 
Moulton, Jr., and his wife Abigail [Goode ?]. She first mar- 



PKEEBOEN BALCH, — BEVERLY, MASS. 19 

ried Joseph, son of John Bachelder, October 8, 1677. By him 
she had two children, Joseph, b. July 18, 1678, and Abigail. 
Bachelder was a mariner, and died or was lost at sea, prob- 
ably late in 1681. There is no record of her marriage with 
Freeborn, but as she signs her name as a witness to a deed 
dated November 13, 1682, "Mirriam Bachelder " their mar- 
riage must have been subsequent to that time. There is no 
record of Mirriam's death which probably occurred in 1688. 

Mirriam Moulton was a granddaughter of Robert Moulton, 
who came to this country in 1629, with six ship-builders, of 
whom he was chief. The first fishing and trading boats built 
in Salem were built by him and his men. He died in April, 
1655, leaving a son Robert and daughter Dorothy. Robert 
Moulton, Jr., married Abigail Croad, a niece of Emanual 
Downing, by whom he had eight children, Robert, Abigail, 
Samuel, Hannah, John, Joseph, Mirriam, and Mary. He 
died in September, 1665. 

Freeborn and Mirriam had three children. 

50* Mirriam,* b. Aug. 2. 1683; d. 1743. 

51* Freeborn,* b. Nov. 25, 1685; d. March, 1770. 

62* Benjamin,* b. April 17, 1688; d. Jan. 28, 1741-2. 

The Essex County Court Records give the marriage of 
Freeborn Balch and Mallis, February 20, 1688-9. She must 
have died soon after for no other record is to be found. 

Freeborn's third marriage was on April 30, 1690, to Eliza- 
beth Fairfield, daughter of Walter Fairfield, and his wife 
Sarah [Skipperway] of Wenham. She was born August 9, 
1666, and died January 31, 1736-7. 

They had seven children. 

53* Skipper,* b. July, 25, 1692; d. Sept. 13, 1714, unm. 

54* Elizabeth,* b. 1698; d. May 1, 1718. 

55 Sarah,* b. 1698; d. Sept. 30, 1714, unm. 

56* Abigail,* b. 1700; d. 

57* Tabitha,* b. 1702; d. 
^-58* William,* b. Sept. 30, 1704; d. Jan., 1791-2. 
'''^59* Mart,* b. June 6, 1707 ;d. Oct. 10, 1788. 

10. Sarah .^ daughter of 2 Benjamin^ and Sarah [Gardner] 
Balch, was born about 1661, and died prior to 1717. She 



zy THIRD GENERATION. 

was married, December 20, 1680, to James Patch, son of 
James and Hannah Patch. He was born in Salem, June 21, 
1655, and died at Ipswich in February, 1732-3. In June, 
1717, he married again, this time to Mary Thoine, who w£W 
the daughter of Bernard Thorne, and widow of David 
Thome. 

Sarah and James Patch had five children : James, d. unm. 
in 1714 ; John, b. 1699, d. May 80, 1775 ; Mary ; Bertha, m. 
Samuel Whipple, June 20, 1726 ; Hannah, m. Nathaniel 
Potter in Oct., 1710. 

11. Abigail,^ daughter of 2 Benjamin^ and Sarah [Gard- 
ner] Balch, was born in 1663, and died April 30, 1706. She 
was married February 8, 1680-81, to Cornelius Larcum. 
Their children were : Jonathan, b. Mar. 8, 1690-91 : Cornelius, 
b. Feb. 15, 1697-8 ; Benjamin, b. Feb. 6, 1699-1700 ; David, b. 
Oct. 28, 1701. 

On March 28, 1707, the year after Abigail's death. Larcum 
married Margaret Low. He died June 9, 1747, aged 94 
years, and Margaret died, Dec. 10, 1756, aged 85 years. 

12. Ruth,3 daughter of 2 Benjamin- and Sarah [Gardner] 
Balch, was born at Beverly, Mass., about 1665, and was 
baptized April 10, 1670. She was married to Joseph Drinker, 
who was born at Exeter, England, March 31, 1653. He 
emigrated to America, in July, 1655, with his father and 
mother, Philip and Elizabeth Drinker, in the ship Abigail, 
Robert Hackwell, master. They resided at Beverly, where 
Joseph and Ruth were married. A deed signed by her Oct. 
15, 1731, shows that then she was a xVidow, and living in 
Boston. 

They had three sons :* Joseph, d. in 1742 ; m. July 9, 1708, 

Drinker, 
•children of joseph* and mary [janey] drinker. 
Henby Drinkek, b. about 1709; d. 1746; m. Mary Gottierof Burling- 
ton, N. J., Nov. 26, 17;n. Four sons. 
Joseph Dkinkeb, m. Sarab Grice, one daughter. 
John Drinker, d. Mar. 13, 1787; in. Susanna Allen, had three sons 
who left no descendants. 



MART— DEBORAH BAIX5H — BEVERLY, MASS. 21 

Mary Janney, from Cheshire, Eng. ; she d. Mar. 17, 1764, 
aged 83 years. Edward, b. Dec. 24, 1680 ; d. in Philadelphia, 
Pa., Nov. 19, 1782, aged 101 years. John, lost at sea, unm. 

13. Mary,3 daughter of 2 Benjamin^ and Sarah [Gardner] 
Balch, was born about 1667, and died March 12, 1737. She 
married Nathaniel Stone, March 26, 1689. He was the son 
of Nathaniel and Remember [Corning] Stone, and was born 
Sept. 15, 1663, and died February 23, 1741. Mary and Na- 
thaniel had ten children : Sarah, b. 1690 ; Josiah, b. 1692 ; 
Nathaniel, b. 1693, d. y. ; Nathaniel, b. 1694 ; Benjamin, b. 
1696 ; Ruth, b. 1699 ; Hannah, b. 1702 ; Phebe, b, 1703 ; 
David, b. 1706 ; Abigail, b. 1708. 

16. Deborah,^ daughter of 2 Benjamin^ and his third 
wife, Grace [Mallet] Balch, was born June 6, 1693, at Bev- 
erly, Mass., and died at Rochester, Mass., May 5, 1717. 



CHILDREN OF HENRYS AND MART [GOTTIEE] DRINKER. 
John Drinker, b. 1733; d. July 27, 1800; m. Rachel Renier, Feb. 27, 

1756. Four cbildren and numerous descendants. 
Hknkt Drinker, b. Feb. 21, 1733-4; d. June 26, 1809; m. Elizabeth 

Sandwith, Jan. 13, 1761. Five cbildren. 
Daniel Drinker, b. 1735; d. Nov. 25, 1815; m. first Elizabeth Hart, 

1760; m. second Hannah Prior, Apr. 6, 1796. 
Joseph Drinker, d. Aug. 22, 1809; m. Hannah Hart 1760. Three 

children. 
CHILDREN OF HENRTe AND ELIZABETH [SANDWITH] DRINKER. 
Sab AH S. Drinker, b. Oct. 23, 1761; d. Sept. 25, 1807; m. May 15, 

1787, to Jacob Downing. 
Ann Drinker, b. Jan. 11, 1764; d. Feb. 14, 1830; m. May 17, 1791, to 

John-S^Ryrifl. -^.^ov. 
William Drinker, b. Jan. 28, 1767; d. u. m., 1821. 
Henry S. Drinker, b. Oct. 23, 1770; d. July 3, 1824; m. Dec. U, 

1794, to Hannah Smith. -Six children, f if i .^ 
Mart Drinker, b. Mar. 14, 1774; d. May 2, 1856; m. Aug 8, 1796, to 

Samuel Rhoads.'^ 
CHILDREN OF HENRY S.7 AND HANNAH [SMFTH] DRINKER. 
William Drinker, b. Oct. 14, 1795; d. 1836; m. Elizabeth Rodman. 

No children. 
EaxHKB Drinker, b. Nov. 5, 1798; d. Aug., 1856; m. Jan. 28, 1841, to 

Elizabeth Drinker, b. Dec. 11, 1801; d. July 11, 1874; m. July 6, 

1829, to Samuel C. Paxton. 
Sally Drinker, b. May. 9, 1803; d. Jan 3, 1877; m. Apr. 3, 1828, to 

James C. Biddle. 
Henry Drinker, b. Aug. 11, 1801; d. Feb. 5, 1868; m. June 5, 1845, to 

Frances Morton. 
Sandwith Drinker, b. Nov. 19, 1808; d. Jan. 18, 1857; m. Mch. 17, 

1840, to Susanna B. Shober. 



22 THIRD GENERATION. 

She was married February 8, 1710-11, to William Ray- 
mond, Jr., a brother of Daniel, who married Abigail Balch, 
and Paul, who married Tabitha Balch, daughters of Deborah's 
brother Freeborn Balch. 

It appears that they removed to Rochester, Mass., as Ray- 
mond was clerk of that town, 1733-1737, and held various 
other town offices. He was a member of the Congregational 
Church. Their children were : William Raymond, b. Beverly, 
Feb. 7, 1711-12 ; Benjamin Raymond, b. Rochester, Dec. 4, 
1714 ; Daniel Raymond, b. Rochester, March 27, 1717. 

Wm. Raymond married, 2d, Tabitha Edwards, by whom he 
had several other children. He lived at " Raymond's Land- 
ing," which was afterwards set off to Wareham. 

17. Lydia,3 daughter of 2 Benjamin^ and Grace [Mallet] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, August 28, 1695. 

She married Samuel Bowles, and lived at Rochester, Mass. 
A deed, executed November 13, 1743, in which she joins with 
her husband, Samuel Bowles, of Rochester, in Plymouth 
county, is a conveyance to a sheep pasture in Beverly, which 
is referred to as a common right imto the heirs of Benjamin 
Balch, senior, deceased (our honored father). This deed is 
in the possession of Wm. F. Abbot, of Worcester, Massachu- 



Fourth Generation. 

20. Martha,^ daughter of 5 SamueF and Martha [New- 
march] Balch, was born in Beverly, Sept. 13, 1676, and mar- 
ried about 1698 to Thomas Hovey, of Ipswich [now Topsfield]. 
Nothing further is known concerning her. 

21. Samuel,* eldest son of 5 SamueP and Martha [New- 
march] Balch, was born in Beverly, May 16, 1678, and died 
in the same town in 1754. He married first, September 23, 
1702, Eleanor, daughter of William and Martha Cleves. 
She died Dec. 12, 1708, aged 30 years. Three children were 
born in Beverly. 

60 Maktha,5 b. Aug. 14, 1703; d. Marcli 5, 1703^. 

61 Thomas,^ b. Aug. 15, 1705; d. urnn. abroad in 1728. 

62 SAMUEL,5b. June 1,1707; drowned in Exeter river Oct. 12,1728, unm. 
He married second, Sept. 3, 1710, Mary, widow of Jonathan 

Baker, of Salem. Their children were as follows : 

63* JosiAH,6 bapt. Oct. 28, 1711. 

64 Ebejiezer,5 bapt. Jan. 24, 1713-14 ; d. May 15, 1714. 

65* Mabtha,6 bapt. Oct. .30, 1715. 

66* Nathaniel,^ born Oct. 13, 1717. 

He was a deacon in the church in Beverly, a mariner, and 
later in life a farmer. 

22. Joseph,* son of 5 SamueF and Martha [Newmarch] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, April 26, 1680, and drowned 
December 9, 1732. He married in Boston, October 23, 1712, 
Mary, daughter of Timothy and Deborah Osgood, of Ando- 
ver. She was born February 11, 1690, and died in Boston 
Oct. 22, 1752. They had six childi-en, all born in Boston. 

67* JosEPH,6b. Jan. 13, 1714-16; d. unm. Aug. 20, 1738. 

68* Mary,6 b. March 4, 1716-17. 

69* Debobah,5 b. Sept. 8, 1719. 

70* Ebenhzeb,5 b. May 14, 1723 ; d. April 28, 1808. 



24 FOURTH GENERATION. 

71* TiMOTHT,s b. May 28, 1726; d. April 11, 1776. 
72* Sakah,6 b. April 13, 1728. 

Joseph was a sea captain, and resided in Boston. The fol- 
lowing account of his death is an extract of a letter printed in 
the Boston News Letter, January 25, 1732-3, from Mr. David 
Linzey, mate of brigantine " Robert, '' and is dated at St. 
Christophers, December 13, 1732, via Rhode Island : 

" Sir, this comes to acquaint you of the dismal misfortune 
that has hapened, Viz., the loss of Captain Balch. He was 
knocked overboard with the gaft seventeen days after we left 
Boston, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, in lat. 17' 3' N. We 
reckoned ourselves four leagues to the east'd of the Island 
of Antigua." Antigua is one of the Caribbean islands, be- 
longing to Great Britain. 

23. Benjamin,* son of 5 SamueF and Martha [New- 
march] Balch, was born in Beverly, March 29, 1682, and died 
January 8, 1749-50. He was married June 27, 1705, to Mary 
Leech, daughter of John and Mary Leech, and granddaugh- 
ter of John and Sarah [Conaut] Leech of Wenham. They 
had seven children, all born in Beverly. 

73 Maktha,6 b. Dec. 9, 1706; d. y. 

74* Mbrct^, b. Feb. 4, 1703-9. 

75 Maktha,^ b. Feb. 2, 1712-13; d. Aug. 18, 1714. 

77* Mi^TW}*^*"^*'-"^^"-^'^^^^-^^- 

78* Debokah,5 b. Aug. 20, 1720. 

79 Benjamin, 6 b. Sept. 22, 1725; d. Aug. 4, 1736. 
Benjamin, was a farmer and a deacon in the church. He 
lived with his grandfather (2) Benjamin,^ on the old home- 
stead. This appears from a deed of gift, dated January 4, 
1703-4, as follows : " Benjamin Balch, to grandson, Benj. 
Balch, Jr., who dwell with me for goodwill," etc., " conveyes 
dwelling house, barn, orchard, upland, salt marsh, 6 acres, 7 
acres more, 10 acres to mill, 25 acres beyond to geo. Trow's 
on the south, after my decease." The will of Benjamin [23], 
dated Sept. 4, 1749, is in the Essex County Probate Records. 

24. John,* son of 5 Samuel^ and Martha [Newmarch] 



JOHN, PHEBE, PETER, — BEVERLY, FKAMLNGHAM, MASS. 25 

Balch, was born in Beverly, March 29, 1682, a twin of Ben- 
jamin*. He died probably in December, 1756, in Beverly, 
and his will was probated at Ipswich, January 3, 1757. He 
was married first, December 24, 1708, to Mary, daughter of 
John and Rachel Tuck. She was born in 1682, and died 
February 20, 17-41-2. John and Mary had five daughters. He 
was a farmer in Beverly. 

il MabTs"'^ I Twins, bapt. May 6, 1711 ; both died May 12, 171! . ■ 

82* Abigail,^ b. Oct. 5, 1712. 

83 Sarah,5 bapt. April 15, 1716; d. y. 

84* Debokah,5 b. Dec. 19, 1717. 

John married second, December 25, 1743, Eunice, the 
widow of Samuel Kimball, of Bradford. She died in 1770, 
without issue. 

25. Phebe,* daughter of 5 SamueF and Martha [New- 
march] Balch, was born in Beverly, April 1, 1684. She mar- 
ried Samuel Chapman, and removed to Greenland, N. H. 
Nothing more is known of her. 

26. Peter,* son of 5 SamueP and Martha [Newmarch] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, May 6, 1685, and died in Fram- 
ingham, December 27, 1755, of a cancer of the hand. He 
married Elizabeth Dwightof Medfield, Mass., a daughter of 
Timothy D wight. The ceremony was performed by Mr. 
Joseph Baxter. Peter Balch was a deacon in the church in 
Medfield, and on removing to Framingham was made a deacon 
in the church there. In 1744 he was elected selectman of 
Framingham. He was a cordwainer by trade. His will, re- 
corded in the Middlesex County Records, shows that he left 
a slave. Flora, and children. Temple's History of Framing- 
ham mentions a slave negro child name Phebe sold by Eliza- 
beth Balch, August 13, 1767. Children of Peter and Eliza- 
beth: 

85 Maby.s b. 1726; d. 1730. 

86* Elizabeth,^ b. 1729; d. 

87 Timothy,^ b. 1732; d. Feb. 7, 1740-41. 

88* Sarah,5 b. 1734; d. 



26 FOURTH GENERATION. 

27. Cornelius,* son of 5 SamueP and Martha [New- 
march] Balch, was born in Beverly, May 1, 1687, and died 
after 1730, at which time he was living in Topsfield. He 
was a cooper by trade. In 1711 he married Mary Shaw. 
They had two children. 

89 Mabt,6 b. Feb. 22, 1714-16; bapt. Mar 6, 1714-15; d. in childhood. 

90* Cornelius,* bapt. Jan. 1717-18; d. Dec. 20, 1749. 

Cornelius' widow married Feb. 5, 1753, Dr. Mical Dwinell, 
of Topsfield. Two entries in the Topsfield Church Records 
conclude their history : " Died, September 19, 1770, Mical 
Dwinell, an aged man, who died suddenly." " Died April 
14, 1774, widow Mary Dwinell, who died suddenly, a very 
aged woman, upwards of 90 years." 

30. Ann,* daughter of 6 Benjamin^ and Elizabeth 
[Woodbury] Balch, was born in Beverly about 1675, and 
died August 23, 1726. She married first a Mr. Rich and 
probably had no children, as none are recorded. She married 
second Nathaniel Wallis, April 20, 1698. He died in 1762 
at a very advanced age. His ancestry is appended to the 
record of 13 Mary.^ Among their children were the following : 
Margaret, b. Nov. 11, 1699, who married December 26, 
1725, David EUenwood, whose first wife was 96 Joanna,^ 
daughter of 39 John Balch,* Jr., and had five children. 
Nathaniel, b. Nov. 11, 1700. Anna, who married Richard 
Wittredge. Josiah, bapt. Aug. 26, 1711. Mary, bapt. June 
20, 1714, who married Benj. Rayment. 

31. Joseph,* son of 6 Benjamin^ and Elizabeth [Wood- 
bur}'] Balch, was born in Beverly, September 26, 1677, and 
died August 14, 1712. His gravestone still stands in 

Beverly's old church 
yard. On March 
21, 1696-7, he was 
published to Sarah 
Hart of Salem, who was a daughter of Jonathan Hart, and 
his wife Lydia [Neal] and grand-daughter of John Neal of 
Salem. Joseph was a weaver by occupation. His widow 



EBENEZEE, EEBECCA BALCH— BEVERLY, MASS. 27 

married, December 25, 1716, William Mellowes [now spelled 
Melius], a farmer of Scituate, and moved there with her 
children. Joseph was appointed administrator of his father's 
estate, as already noted under 6 Benjamin.^ The children 
of Joseph and Sarah were the following : 

91* Bbnjamin,6 bapt. Oct. 18, 1702; d. 1753. 

92* Elizabeth.^ b. Dec. 11, 1704. 

93* Ltdia,6 b. Apr. 7, 1707. 

94* Sarah,5 b. Dec. 1, 1709. 

95* JosBPH,5 bapt. June 22, 1712. 

32. Ebenezer,* second son of 6 Benjamin^ and Eliza- 
beth [Woodbury] Balch, was born in Beverly, June 6, 1680. 
He is the first male in the family whose descendants, other 
than a daughter, if there were any, it has not been possible 
to find and trace for this genealogy. The following from 
Essex Land Records, Vol. 28, p. 212, is all that is certainly 
known concerning him. "May 7, 1714, Ebenezer Balch, 
sayler, with wife Ann, for 250 deeds 6i acres of land in 
Beverly to people of the precinct, and bounded on one side 
by land of my uncle Samuel Balch." They probably had a 
daughter Ann who married in 1731, one James Butler, of 
Boston. 

33. Abigail,* daughter of 6 Benjamin^ and Elizabeth 
[Woodbury] Balch, was born in Beverly, May 17, 1682. 
She was married in 1705 to Edward Rainsford, a weaver. 

36. Rebecca,* daughter of 7 John^ and Hannah [Veren] 
Balch, was born in Beverly about 1675, and baptized July 25, 
1680. She died September 24, 1704. She was married 
November 28, 1695, to Joseph Dodge, of Beverly, the cere- 
mony being performed by the Rev. John Hall. Joseph 
Dodge was a descendant of Richard Dodge, who with his 
brother William, came over from England prior to 1638. 
Richard, in his will dated September 14, 1670, mentions his 
wife Edith, sons Richard, Samuel, John, Edward and Joseph, 
daughter Mary Herrick, and daughter Sarah. Joseph mar- 
ried Sarah Eaton, February 21, 1671-2. A son, Joseph, 



20 FOURTH GEKERATION. 

was born to them about 1675. Rebecca and Joseph had six 
children living and mentioned in the will of their grand- 
father 7 John Balch^ in 1738. 

37. Hannah,* daughter of 7 John'' and Hannah [Veren] 
Balch, was born in Beverlj^ about 1676, and was baptized, 
with her sister Rebecca, July 25, 1680. The date of her 
death is not known, but in April, 1739, she was a widow, 
and living at Ashford, Ct. She received her share of her 
father's estate from her brother Caleb, who was executor. 
Her marriage to Richard Leach, of Weuham, was performed 
by Rev. Thomas Blower, March 7, 17034. Leach died at 
Wenham in June, 1719. He descended from Lawrence and 
Elizabeth Leach, who came to America with their children. 
One of their sons was Capt. Richard Leach, b. 1618. His 
son John married Sarah Conant, in 1643. Their son John, 
by his wife Mary, had a son Richard, and a daughter Mary, 
who married 22 Benjamin Balch. 

Richard and Hannah [Balch] Leach had the following 
children, all born at Wenham : John, b. May 12, 1705, m. 
Feb. 1, 1727-8, by Rev. Robert Ward, to Lydia Machintyre, 
of Ipswich, Mass. ; Hannah, b. May 28, 1707 ; Deborah, b. 
May 21, 1708, m. March 3, 1724-5, to Nehemiah Wood, of 
Ipswich ; Mary, b. June 17, 1710 ; Richard, b. July 11, 1711, 
m. Rebecca Bugbee ; Ebenezer and Ruth, twins, b. June 10, 
1714 ; Sarah, b. Aug. 17, 1715 ; Abigail, b. June 4, 1718, m. 
June 4, 1739, James Agard, of Windham. 

Of the above children Richard and Ebenezer, and possibly 
some of the others, removed to Ashford, Windham county, 
Connecticut, and Richard removed later to Torrington, Con- 
necticut. In the history of that town some of his family are 
mentioned. Among his descendants was the director of the 
mint, under President Benjamin Harrison. 

39. John,* son of 7 John^ and Hannah [Veren] Balch, 

was born about 1679, in Beverly, and died about 1723. He 

was married in October, 

yy ^ ai / P yi^^- to Elizabeth, daugh- 

CJ/<,-^i/fA. ^CX. t C/i. tej. of Richard Ober. She 



ISRAEL BALCH — BEVBELT, MASS. iJy 

died in 1731. John was a mariner, and lived in Beverly. 
John and Elizabeth had two children. 

96* JoANNA,6 b. April 30, 1702; d. May 23, 1726. 

97* Andrbw.s b. Feb. 27, 1706-7; d. 

40. Israel,* son of 7 John^ and Hannah [Veren] Balch, 
was born in Beverly, Sept. 3, 1681, and died in 1758. He 
was married first, about 1707, to Ruth, daughter of Edward 
and Maiy. Dodge. She was born Aug. 15, 1685, and died 
January 9, 1727. She was the mother of all of Israel's chil- 
dren, nine in number. 

98* Jonathan,^ b. April 19, 1709. 
99* RuTH,i^ b. July 3, 1711. 
100* JoHN,5 b. May 4, 1713 ; d. 1788. 
101* RoGBB,6 b. June 24, 1715; d. 1744. 
102* Rebecca,^ b. April 10, 1717. 
103* Joshua,^ b. May 17, 1719; d. March 1, 1804. 
104 I8BAEL,5 b. Feb. 4, 1720-21 ; d. y. 
105* Vbben,^ b. May 22, 1724; d. 1797. 
106* Hannah,5 b. Jan. 1, 1726-7; d. unm. 

Israel married second, Aug. 23, 1727, Ann Coe of Wen- 
ham. She died in 1770. " The Sabbath in Puritan New 
England," by Alice Morse Earle, tells of a Bay Psalm Book 
published in 1709, which Israel undoubtedly owned. With 
the characteristic indifference of our New England fore- 
fathers for tiresome repetition, or possibly with their disdain 
of novelty, he had inscribed on every blank page of the 
book: 

" Israel Balch, His Book. 
God give him Grace therein to look. 
And when the Bell for him doth toal 
May God have mearcy on his Sole." 

What the diction lacked in variety is quite made up, how- 
ever, in spelling, which was was painstakingly different on 
each page. 

41. Sarah,* daughter of 7 John^ and Hannah [Veren] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, March 20, 1682-3. She was liv- 
ing in 1739, and received her share of her father's estate from 
her brother Caleb Balch, his executor. Richard Richardson 



30 FOURTH GENERATION. 

and Sarah Balch were married by Eben Pemberton, March 3, 
1711-12, according to the Boston records. These give the 
following children of Richard and Sarah : John, b. Aug. 29, 
1713, d. Sept. 17, 1713 ; Sarah, b. July 16, 1714 ; John, b. 
Oct. 11, 1716. 

45. Joshua,* son of 7 John^ and Hannah [Veren] Balch, 
was born in Beverly, Nov. 5, 1688. November 11, 1725, he 
married Rebecca Brown of Boston. The ceremony was per- 
formed by Rev. Thomas Foxcraft, pastor of the First Church, 
Boston. By her he had two children and possibly more, but 
beyond the record of the birth of these two nothing has been 
learned regarding Joshua and his family. 

107 Rbbecca,i5 b. in Boston, Sept. 19, 1727. 

108 Calkb,5 b. in Boston, Oct. 2, 1729. 

46. Caleb,* son of 7 John^ and Hannah [Veren] Balch^ 
was born in Beverly, October 14, 1689, and died in the same 

town in the summer of 1775. He 
ir^JL^ ^nJr -P ^'^^1^ resided upon his father's 
/O-^-COe) CJ^^^^Ky farm in North Beverly, which he 
inherited. 
He was first married February 21, 173940, to Jerusha Por- 
ter of Salem, who was the mother of his five childi'en. 

109* Haiinah,6 b. May 3, 1741. 

110 Jehusha,^ b. June 19, 1743, d. y. 

111 Sabah,6 b. Apr. 27, 1745, d. unm. in 1775. 
112* Calkb,^ b. June 7, 1747, d. Jan. 19, 1820. 
113* Ann.s b. Dec. 31, 1748. 

Caleb,* married second, October 7, 1753, Mary Felton, of 
Danvers, who outlived him. She was born in March, 1721-2. 

47. David,* son of 7 John^ and Hannah [Veren] Balch, 
was born in Beverly, Oct. 1, 1691, and died in Topsfield, Sep- 
tember 25, 1769. He was married April 29, 1713, to Hannah, 
daughter of Thomas and Sarah [Wallis] Perkins. She was 
born February 10, 1692-3, and died in Topsfield, January 1, 
1747-8. They had three sons. 



DAVID, FREEBORN BALCH — TOPSFIELD, BOSTON, MASS. 31 

114* David.s b. Apr. 25, 1715, d. Apr. 17, 1787. 
115* J0HN,5 b. Nov. 2, 1716, d. Dec. 31, 1774. 
116* J08HUA,5 b. July 17, 1720, d. 1766. 

David had no children by his second wife Ester Dwinell, 
whom he married November 14, 1752. She was born May 
1, 1720, and died January 13, 1815-16. She was a daughter 
of Thomas and Mary [Perkins] Dwinell of Topsfield. 

50. Mirriam,* daughter of 9 Freeborn^ and Mirriam 
[Moulton] Balch, was born at Beverly, August 2, 1683, and 
died at Wenham in 1743. She was married first, February 
22, 1704-5, to Richard, son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
[Hutton] Fowler, of Wenham. December 17, 1707, the 
Fowler Genealogy states that Richard received from his 
father land in Wenham upon his marriage with Mirriam. 
They lived at Wenham, and Fowler died in that town, Jan- 
uary 24, 1717-18. They had six children, all bom at Wen- 
ham : Elizabeth, b. Feb. 19, 1705-6, m. Thomas Perkins, of 
Ipswich, Feb. 8, 1830-31; Abigail, b. Jan. 4, 1706-7, m. Jo- 
siah White, Aug. 19, 1729 ; Mirriam, b. April 28, 1712, d. y.; 
Martha, b. June 1, 1714, d. previous to 1743, unm. ; Mirriam, 
b. April 25, 1715, d. previous to 1743, unm. ; Joseph, b. Aug. 
3, 1717, m. Elizabeth Perkins. 

Mirriam married second, Ezikiel Day, of Nutfieid, by whom 
she is not known to have had children. Of her children 
only Joseph and Elizabeth survived her and shared her estate. 

51. Freeborn,* son of 9 Freeborn^ and Mirriam [Moul- 
ton] Balch, was born in Beverly, November 25, 1685, and 
died in that town in March, 1770, aged 85 years. He was 
married first in Boston, June 19, 1712, to Susanna Woliston. 
The ceremony was solemnized by Rev. Cotton Mather. Su- 
sanna was living in 1732, but there is no record of her death. 
The issue of this marriage was seven children, all born in 
Boston. 

in* Fekkbobn.s b. Feb. 5, 1712-13; d. 1786. 

118* Susanna,^ b. Feb. 11, 1714-15; d. after 1773. 

119* Abigail,^ b. March 9, 1717-18; d. prior to 1773. 

120 MiEBiAM,6 b. March 18, 1718-19; d. unm. prior to 1773. 



32 FOURTH GENERATION. 

121 JoHN,6 b. Sept. 8, 1722; d. y. 

122 EBENBZKB.^b. Jan. 16, 1723-4; d. y. 

123 EuzABETH,^ b. March 2, 1725-6; d. y. 

He was married second, Januaiy 23, 1736-7, to Mary Hub- 
bard, who died in 1753, without issue. His third wife, Mrs. 
Sarah Dodge, was married to him November 6, 1753. She 
died before him, without issue, and at the time of his death 
only two of his children were living. He was a cordwainer 
by trade, and lived in Boston some fifteen years. Upon the 
death of his father, in 1729, he removed to Beverly, and 
thereafter resided on his portion of the inheritance. 

52. Benjamin,* son of 9 Freeborn^ and Mirriam [Moul- 
ton] Balch, was born in Beverly, April 17, 1688. He was 
married in Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 4, 1710-11, to 

^ Mary, daughter of Solo- 

'^ e^^ytM^CXxyyM^ ^<i^a/C. '^^'^•> ^nd his wife, Hep- 
'^ ziba [Dunn] Prentice. 

There are records of but two children. 

124* Thomas,^ b. Oct. 17, 1711; d. June ?, 1774. 

125* Maey,5 b. June 4, 1714; d. April 29, 1782. 

Benjamin was a blacksmith, and lived in Charlestown, Mas- 
sachusetts. After his father's death he returned with his 
family to the house built by his father, near Wenham line, 
and lived in it with his brother Freeborn. The following is 
taken from the Essex county records: March 3, 1730-31, 
Benjamin Balch, of Beverly, and Mary, his ■wife, for ,£143, 
seU to John Conant his part of house, barn, cyder mill, &c., 
" according to y* division made with my brother, Freeborn 
Balch, of the estate of our father, Freeborn, deceased." 

A gravestone still standing in the old Cambridge cemetery, 
opposite the college, is inscribed as follows : " Here lyes 
Buried y^ Body of Mrs. Mary Balch, wife to Mr. Benjamin 
Balch, who Departed this life Jan. 28, Anno Dom., 1741-2, in 
the 64th year of her age." She was born January 4, 1678-9. 

53. Skipper,* son of 9 Freeborn^ and Elizabeth [Fair- 
field] Balch, was born in Beverly, July 25, 1692, and died in 



SKIPPER, ABIGAIL BALCH — BEVERLY, MASS. 33 

1714 as shown by the following, copied from his tombstone 
near Wenham Lake. 

" Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Skipper Balch who de- 
parted this life the 13 September, 1714 in y^ 23d year of his 
age." 

Between the graves of Skipper and that of his father is 
another which reads ; " Here lyes buried the body of Mrs. 
Sarah Balch who departed this life y* 30 September, 1714 in 
ye 156 year of her age." 

The monogram " 15^ " means 15 to 16. The three stones 
are still well preserved. The title Mr. was applied, accord- 
ing to the custom then prevailing, to captains and mates of 
vessels, military captains, eminent merchants, schoolmasters, 
doctors, magistrates, clergymen, persons who had received a 
degree at college, and freemen. It appears also that not only 
the wives but the daughters as well of such men, even when 
unmarried, were given the title Mrs. Sarah Balch was given 
this title because her father was a man of quality and not on 
account of marriage. 

54. Elizabeth,* daughter of 9 Freeborn^ and Elizabeth 
[Fairfield] Balch, was born in Beverly about 1696, and died 
May 1, 1718. She was married April 20, 1715, to John Elliot, 
born May 16, 1693 and died April, 1751, by whom she had two 
sons. Skipper, b. Jan. 1, 1715-16 ; John, b. Mar. 10, 1717-18. 

Both sons were living in 1764, Skipper in Newburyport, 
and John in New Hampshire. 

56. Abigail,* daughter of 9 Freeborn^ and Elizabeth 
[Fairfield] Balch, was born in Beverly, about 1700. She was 
published to Daniel* Raymond, Dec. 5, 1713, and was subse- 

*William Raymond b. 1639, m. Hannah, dau. of Edward Bishop, b. 
Apr. 12, 1646. Edward Bishop's second wife, Bridget, was the first suf- 
ferer in the Salem Witchcraft delusion. His son William, m. Mary, 
youngest dau. of John and Elizabeth Kettle, and was killed Jan., 1701, 
by a falling tree in Beverly woods. Mary died shortly after. Their 
children were cared for by their uncles Edward Raymond and James Ket- 
tle. The children of William and Mary [Kettle] Raymond, are as follows: 
Mary, b. May 16, 1688, d. Jan. 20, 1688-9. William, b. Feb. 11, 
1689-90, m. Feb. 8, 1710-11, Deborah (16) Balch.^ Daniel, b. Nov. 26, 1691, 
m. Mar. 11, 1713-U, Abigail (66) Balch.* Paul, b. Jan. 22, 1694-5, m. Feb. 
28, ni6-17, Tabitha (67) Balch.* 



34 FOURTH GENERATION. 

quently married to him March 11, 1713-14. Raymond re- 
moved to Marblehead, Mass., and lived there from 1715 to 
about 1730. Thence he moved to Beverly, and shortly after 
to Concord, Mass. He died in 1745, aged about 59 years, 
while in the expedition against Canada. His eldest son 
whose name is not known, also died while on this expedi- 
tion. The following children of Daniel and Abigail (Balch) 
Raymond were born at Concord, Massachusetts. Abigail 
Raymond, b. Mch. 1, 1730-31 ; Paul, b. Apr. 5, 1733 ; Eliza- 
beth, b. Dec. 25, 1735 ; Mary, b. Mch. 8, 1737-8 ; Freeborn B., 
b. Feb. 20, 1739-40. 

57. Tabitha,* daughter of 9 Freeborn^ and Elizabeth 
[Fairfield] Balch, was born in Beverly about 1702. She 
married Feb. 28, 1716-17, Paul Raymond, a brother of her 
sister's husband, Daniel. Paul was born Jan. 22, 1694-5. 
The baptism of five of their children is recorded in Salem. 
They sold their property on Main street Jan. 27, 1730-31, and 
removed to Bedford, Middlesex Co., where he died in 1759. 
Their three youngest children were born at Bedford. Eliza- 
beth, bapt. Apr. 9, 1721. Mary, bapt. Mar. 3, 1722-3. 
William, bapt. Aug. 1, 1725 ; b. July 30, 1725. Edward, 
bapt. Dec. 17, 1727 ; d. y. Paul, bapt. May 17, 1730 ; d. y. 
Paul, born May 12, 1732 ; m. 1775, Abigail Jones. Tabitha, 
b. Sept. 19, 1743. Lucy, b. Aug. 5, 1737. Nathan, b. Feb. 
28, 1739-40. 

58. William,* son of 9 Freeborn^ and Elizabeth [Fair- 
field] Balch, was born in Beverly, Sept. 30, 1704, and died in 
Bradford [name changed to Groveland, Feb. 20, 1850] Jan. 
12, 1791-2. He married, March 
, ^ /7 ■^^' 1^-'^-^' Rebecca Stone, 

^^^^^'t-^^^O^^^a^ Hannah [Woodbury] Stone. 
She was born March 23, 1709-10, and died July 2, 1749. 
William and Rebecca had seven children, all born in Brad- 
ford. 



1i^ 



EBV. WILLIAM BALCH— BKADFOED, MASS. 35 

126* Eebbcca,5 b. Aug. 9, 1729; d. May 6, 1790. 

127* WlLLiAM.^b. July 15, 1730; d. May 6, 1806. 

128* Hannah.s b. May 25, 1732; d. July, 1755. 

129* S.\KAH,5 b. Deo. Itj, 1733; d. Dec. 1753. 

130* Daniel,^ b. Mar. 14, 1734-5; d. Nov. 30, 1790. 

)L31* Nathaniel,^ b. Jan. 17, 1737-8; d. Oct. 26, 1802. 

■^132* Benjamin,^ b. Apr. 4, 1743; d. Oct. 16, 1823. A | (vl585 

Rev. William Balch married, second, Abigail Blodgett, no 
issue. She died April 10th, 1793, aged 88 years, William 
Balch graduated from Harvard in 1724, then he studied 
Theology, and was settled over the just organized parish of 
East Bradford, June 7, 1727, and held the place for nearly 
65 years. He is said to have possessed strong powers of 
mind, was mild and conciliatory in manner, and universally 
beloved by his flock. He was a man of great learning. 

" Rev. Mr. Chipman, of Beverly, his old pastor, with Rev. 
Mr. Wigglewoxth, published a controversial pamphlet direct- 
ed against Rev. Mr. Balch, whom they accused of Arminian- 
ism. In reply to Chipman, he says : " It is the grief of my 
Soul to see the Bible so much neglected and other books so 
much made the standard. I cannot help miserably bewailing 
the state of the reformed churches who stick where they 
were left by the Reformation.'' 

He was very fond of agriculture. Beside his homestead 
farm, in part presented him by the parish, he inherited from 
his father, Freeborn, a good estate in North Beverly, on which 
there was an apple orchard of six acres ; moreover, his wife 
Rebecca inherited a considerable estate from her father. The 
fruit from his orchard was considered the best in Essex 
county, and his cider bore the best price in the market. They 
called it " Arminian cider." His large landed property 
should have made him quite independent of the meagre sal- 
ary paid country ministers in those days, which made Life 
with many of them a struggle for existence. 

59. Mary,* daughter of 9 Freeborn^ and Elizabeth [Fair- 
field] Balch, was born in Beverly, June 5, 1707, and died in 
Amesbury, Mass., Oct. 10, 1788. She was married Dec. 12, 



3b FOTJETH GENEEATION. 

1727, to Rev. Paine Wingate, of Amesbury, who died in 
Amesbury, Feb. 19, 1786. He was the son of Col. Joshua 
and Mary [Lunt] Wingate, of Hampton. They had twelve 
children : Mary, b. Dec. 17, 1728, d. March 12, 1800, m. 
Ephrim Elliot ; Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6, 1730, d. Nov. 5, 1815, 
m. Bartlett ; Paine, b. Aug. 10, 1732, d. in infancy ; Sarah, 
b. Nov. 12, 1734, d. October, 1736 ; Sarah, b. April, 1737, 
d. September, 1825, m. Samuel Bradley, d. in Amesbury ; 
Paine, b. May 14, 1739, d. March 7, 1838, m. Eunice Picker- 
ing ; was a S. Court Judge of N. H., U. S. Senator, or Rep- 
resentative during Washington's first term, 1789 to 1793, at 
the same time her cousin, Col. Tim. Pickering, was Secretary 
of War and Secretary of State ; for some years he was the 
oldest graduate of Harvard, graduating in 1759 ; John, b. 
July 4, 1741, d. in infancy ; John, b. June 25, 1743, d. July 
26, 1819 ; William, b. July 3, 1745, d. Nov. 3, 1821, m. Me- 
hitable Bradley ; Joshua, b. March 3, 1746, d. Oct. 11, 1844, 
m. Hannah Carr ; Abigail, b. March 27, 1749, d. Aug. 28, 

1807, m. Ingalls ; Joseph, b. July 17, 1751, d. Aug. 2, 

1824, m. Judith Carr. 

Rev. Paine Wingate graduated from Harvard College in 
1723. 



Fifth Generation. 

63. Josiah,5 son of 21 Samuel* and Mary [Baker] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, Mass., and was baptized October 
28, 1711. He married in 1735, Patience, daughter of Joseph 
Chamberlain, one of the first settlers of Oxford, Mass., from 
which place he had moved to Keekamooching, in the town of 
Dudley. Patience probably died before 1755, as she is not 
named in a deed signed in that year by her husband, and 
recorded in the Essex records, vol. 116, p. 166. In this deed 
he is designated as Josiah Balch, house-wright, of Douglas, 
Worcester county. It appears that after leaving Beverly he 
located in Thompson, Connecticut, and from there moved into 
Worcester county. In 1744, with his brother-in-law, Ebenezer 
Chamberlain, he bought 320 acres of land from the state. 
It was in the wilderness, on one of those bits of land known 
as gores, which in the crude surveys of early times were 
sometimes left unsurveyed between the boundary lines of 
towns which were intended to join. This territory was 
called the South Gore, but being near Douglas, Josiah became 
known as Josiah of Douglas. In the partition of the purchase 
he took the south part, near the Connecticut line, where he 
probably died. In 1759 he deeded his farm to his son. The 
South Gore was subsequently taken into the town of Oxford- 

Josiah and Patience had but two children, both born on 
their farm in the South Gore. 

133 Mabt,« b. July 27, 1737. 

134* Samtjel," b. June 25, 1739; d. Feb. 11, 1816. 

The connecting of Josiah with his descendants now living 
was one of the difficult problems in the preparation of this 
genealogy. For a long time it was not possible to trace him 
(37) 



do FIFTH GENERATION. 

beyond his giving of a deed in 1755, and there was no evi- 
dence of his marriage. Inquiry of the town clerk of Doug- 
las and the county clerk of Worcester elicited no information 
concerning him. However, the name Josiah appearing again, 
60 years later, in a family living at Athens, Vermont, led to 
suspicions of family ties, which it seemed impossible to com- 
plete. These suspicions were strengthened, because the 
Christian name Josiah occurred in only these two instances 
in the genealogy. The family in Athens traced its ancestry 
back to a grandfather Samuel, but knew not the name of his 
father. Assistance to complete the chain came curiously 
through chance inquiry of the writer, concerning an old resi- 
dent of Yonkers, who formerly lived in Oxford, adjoining 
Douglas, Massachusetts. This led to communication with 
Mr. George F. Daniels, a resident of Oxford, who was en- 
gaged on a history of his town. He was able and willing to 
supply the information needed to complete the broken chain. 

65. Martlia,5 daughter of 21 Samuel* and Mary [Baker] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, October 30, 1715. 
She was married October 3, 1735, to Nathaniel Raymond. He 
was born April 1, 1712. Their children were all born at Bev- 
erly. Hannah Raymond, b. May 1, 1736 ; m. John Porter, 
Jr., of Danvers, July 22, 1755 ; they removed to Lyman, Me. 
John Raymond, b. June 6, 1738. Sarah Raymond, b. Oct. 3, 
1740; m. Ebenezer Porter, Nov. 20, 1760 ; they lived at Dan- 
vers. Samuel Raymond, b. July 7, 1743. Martha Raymond, 
b. Feb. 13, 1744-5 ; d. Sept. 26, 1805 ; m. John Low, May 14, 
1767 ; they lived at Lyman, Me. Nathaniel Raymond, b. May 
8, 1749, a sailor ; m. Phoebe Dodge of Amherst, now Mt. 
Vernon, N. H. ; they had six children. Nathan Raymond, 
bapt. May 29, 1757 ; m. Mehitable Greeu ; they had five 
children. 

66. Nathaniel,^ son of 21 Samuel* and Mary [Baker] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, October 13, 1717. He married 
Joanna Dodge. They were published March 4, 1737-8. About 
1744 they removed from Beverly to Haverhill, Mass., and 



NATH'L BALCH — HAVBKHILL, MASS., WAEEPIELD, N. H. 39 

some dozen years later to Wakefield, N. H. They had eleven 
children. The first three were born in Beverly, the others in 
Haverhill. Nathaniel was admitted to full communion in the 
Haverhill church, June 1, 1746,* by dismission from the Sec- 
ond church of Beverly. Wakefield, N. H., was incorporated 
in 177-1. The town was settled under the name of Easton, in 
1767. Nathaniel Balch was the first deputy in the Provincial 
Congress of New Hampshire, from Wakefield, being elected 
in 1775. A deed, on record in Exeter, from John Horn to 
Nathaniel Balch, dated 1773, shows that he lived on Witch- 
trot road, between John Horn and Eliphelet Quimby. 
Nathaniel was a prominent man in the church and to^vn. He 
moved from Wakefield over the line into Maine, and the Balch 
mills in Acton took their name from him. Nathaniel and 
Joanna had the following children : 

135 Benjamin, 8 b. March 3, 1738-9; d. March 11, 1739. 

136 Ltdia,« b. May 10, 1740. 

137 Mary,« b. Feb. 4, 1741-2. 
138* JoANNA,« b. Dec. 18, 1744. 

139 Bettt,« b. Jan. 11, 1746-7. 

140 Abigail, « b. Sept. 9, 1748. 

141 Saeah,« b. July SO, 1749. 
142* Anna,« b. July 22, 1751. 

143* Nathaniei.,« b. Sept. 18, 1753;* d. April, 1795. 
144* Hepzibah,« b. Jan. 18,. 1755; d. 1816. 
145 Maetha,« b. May 2, 1756. 

67. Joseph,^ son of 22 Joseph* and Mary [Osgood] 
Balch, was born in Boston, Jan. 13, 1714-5, and died unmar- 
ried in New London, Ct., Aug. 20, 1738. 

68. Mary,5 daughter of 22 Joseph* and Mary [Osgood] 
Balch, was born in Boston, March 4, 1716-17. She married 



*[At the time of Nathaniers baptism question was raised in the Haverhill Churcli 
legarding the Orthodox belief of Mr. Balch. It was proven that he did not regard all 
parts of the bible equally, that he denied the doctrine of original sin, of eternal dam- 
nation, and that Christ was God. ms position was substantially that of the Unitarians 
to-day. The church found that his opinion in all the points but two could not prohibit 
lis partaking of communion with them. Of these two, the identity of Christ with God 
■was debated and twice postponed without action, but upon the question of the "eternal 
torments of Hell" he was suspended from the church. But. it was voted that his 
children might be baptized. This was in 1763, long before the Liberal Unitarian 
movement came to the surface, and shows him to have been a remarkable man for his 
time.— See Balch Leaflets, Vol. I. E. P.] 



40 FIFTH GENERATION. 

James Dodge, of Boston, September 16, 1736. Nothing more 
is known of her. 

69. Deborah,^ daughter of 22 Joseph* and Mary [Osgood] 
Balch, was born in Boston, Sept. 16, 1719. She married 
James Robbins. Nothing more is known of her. 

70. Ebenezer,5 son of 22 Joseph* and Mary [Osgood] 
Balch, was born in Boston, Mass., May 14, 1723, and died in 
Hartford, Conn., April 28, 1808. ^ 

He was married twice, his first /\V^^w ^ C^d^iA ^ 
wife was Miss Sarah Belden, -' 

daughter of Capt. Jonathan Belden, of Wethersfield, Conn. 
The marriage ceremony was solemnized by the Rev. James 
Lockwood, at Wethersfield, on June 28, 1750. Sarah died 
April 3, 1756 in the 29th year of her age. Their three 
children bom in Hartford, were the following : 

146* Sabah,« b. Apr. 1, 1751; d. Mar. 4, 1823. 

147* Mary,« b. Nov. 17, 1752; d. Sept. 16, 1852. 

148* Jonathan Bbldbn,« b. Nov. 14, 1754; d. Feb. 16, 1825. 

Ebenezer married for his second wife. Miss Lois Belden, a 
cousin of his first wife, and daughter of Ezra Belden, of 
Wethersfield. The ceremony was solemnized by the Rey. 
Elnathan Whitman, November 29, 1756. She died May 27, 
1793. Their seven children were born in Wethersfield. 

149 Loi8,« b. Feb. 27, 1758; d. Aug. 15, 1760. 

1 50* Joseph, « b. Feb. 16, 1760; d. Dec. 5, 1855. 

151* Lois, « b. Dec. 20, 1761; d. 1852. 

162* LucY,« b. Dec. 21, 1763; d. July 17, 1854. 

153* Ebbnezer,« b. Aug. 30, 1766; d. Dec. 31, 1848. 

154* TiMOTHT,« b. Oct. 26, 1768; d. Nov. 22, 1844. 

155* WiLLiAM,« b. May 17, 1778; d. Mar. 31, 1857. 
This family was remarkable for their great longevity, for the 
average ages of Ebenezer and the nine children that grew to 
maturity was nearly 84 years. Two were between 70 and 75 
years ; two between 75 and 80 ; two between 80 and 85 ; two 
between 90 and 95 ; and two between 95 and 100. 

Ebenezer was a goldsmith and clock-maker by occupation. 
When he came to his majority, he left his home in Boston and 
went to Hartford, but removed to Wethersfield 12 April, 



EBENBZEE, TDIOTHY, — HARTFORD, CONN., NEWPORT, R. I. 41 

1756. A letter written by him to his mother and now in 
the possession of Rev. Manning B. Balch, of DeSoto, Wis., 
shows his deep religious sentiment and his love for his 
mother. There was no regular mail service between Boston 
and Hartford in those days, their letters being carried by 
chance travellers. From this letter it would appear that his 
mother married a second husband. In the Town Clerk's 
office in Hartford, Vol. 9, p. 46 is a record of a deed from 
Ebenezer Balch, to James Cadwell of a tract of land and 
buildings in the city of Hartford near Great Bridge. The 
sum paid was 3000 pounds in money of the old Tenor Bill of 
Credit; it is dated Nov. 19, 1755, 29th y. of the reign of 
George the 2nd. A fragment of a diary kept by Ebenezer 
Balch is now in possession of his descendant, John Watson 
Case, and has been printed in Balch Leaflets, Vol. i. 

71. Timothy,^ son of 22 Joseph* and Mary [Osgood] 
Balch, was born in Boston, May 28, 1725, and died in New- 
port, R. I., Apr. 11, 1776. He married Nov. 29, 1757, Sarah, 
daughter of Capt. Joseph Rogers of Newport. She was born 
October 18, 1735, and died July 24, 1811. They had six 
children all born in Newport : 

156 Sabah,« b. Sept. 20, 1759; d. Sept. 9, 1765. 

157 Mabt,« b. Feb. 9, 1762; d. unm. Jan. 5, 1831. 

158 Joseph,* b. Sept. 16, 1764; d. Sept. 16, 1765. 
159* JosKPH," b. Oct. 25, 1766; d. July 20, 1845. 

160 Timothy,* b. July 5, 1769; d. unm. Oct. 29, 1822. 
161* John Rogers,* b. May 18, 1772; d. Apr. 2, 1848. 

72. Sarah,5 daughter of 22 Joseph* and Mary [Osgood] 
Balch, was born in Boston, April 13, 1728. She married 
Capt. John Malcom. 

74. Mercy ,5 daughter of 23 Benjamin* and Mary [Leech] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, February 4, 1708-9. She mar- 
ried John Lovett, Jr., in 1729. They had five children. Ann 
Lovett, b. July 19, 1731 ; Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1733 ; Thomas, 
b. Sept. 17, 1735 ; Benj. Balch, b. Dec. 13, 1737, was in the 
French and Indian War ; John, b. Dec. 21, 1739 ; Peter, b. 
June 26, 1741 ; Simon, b. May 28, 1743. 



4a FIFTH GEKEEATION. 

76. Mary,^ daughter of 23 Benjamin* and Mary [Leech] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, January 9, 1715-6. She was 
married at Ipswich, Mass., May 9, 1734, by Symonds Epps, 
Esq., to Mihill Woodbury, who died in England, in 1755. 
Their three children were born in Beverly. Myhil Wood- 
bury, b. Oct. 8, 1734, d. Aug. 29, 1738 ; Myhil Woodbury, b. 
Oct. 25, 1739, d. Jan. 14, 1741 ; Mara Woodbury, b. Oct. 5, 
1741. 

Mara Woodbury married Richard Butman, at Beverly, 
March 16, 1761, and they had nine children, as follows: 
Richard Butman, b. Mar. 6, 1762 ; Myhil, b. Jan. 26, 1764 ; 
Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1766 ; Hannah, b. Apr. 30, 1767, m. Issachar 
Thissell, Feb. 5, 1785 ; Benjamin, bapt. Nov. 6, 1768, d. y. ; 
Benjamin, b. Oct. 22, 1769 ; Samuel, b. Sept. 3, 1771 ; Thomas, 
b. June 13, 1774; and Joanna, b. Mar. 16, 1776. 

Mihil Woodbury was a lineal descendant of William Wood- 
bury, a brother of the " Old Planter " John Woodbury. Wil- 
liam settled in a beautiful location on the north shore of Bev- 
erly harbor, now Beverly Farms, three miles east of the home 
of his brother John, at the head of Bass River. 

77. Martha,^ daughter of 23 Benjamin* and Mary 
[Leech] Balch was a twin sister of Mary. She was married 
June 5, 1735, to William Trask. Their children were : 
Martha Trask, b. 1737 ; William, b. 1740, d. y. ; Deborah, b. 
1744 ; William, b. 1747, d. y. ; Osman, b. 1749 ; WilHam, b. 
1751 ; Barnabas, b. 1754 ; Mercy, b. 1757. 

78. Deborah,^ daughter of 23 Benjamin* and Mary 
[Leech] Balch was born in Beverly, Aug. 20, 1720. She 
was married April 13, 1743 to Jonathan Dodge.* They had 
five children born in Beverly. Previous to 1759, they removed 
from Beverly to Ipswich. Cornelius Dodge, b. Jan. 7, 1744 ; 
Benjamin, b. Jan. 17, 1745, d. y.; Miall, b. Mar. 20, 1748 ; 
Benj. Balch, b. June 3, 1753 ; Abner, bapt. Mar. 30, 1753. 

Cornelius Dodge, eldest son of Deborah^ and Jonathan 
Dodge inherited the John Balch homestead. He had four 
children, Azor, Jessie, Seth and Bethia. Azor, the eldest son 



ABIGAIL, CORNELIUS BALCH — BEVEKLY, TOPSFIELD, MASS. 43 

of Cornelius, married Elizabeth Foster and had ten children. 
Azor, Benjamin Balch, Joshua Foster, Joseph, Bethiah, 
Lydia, Elizabeth, Joanna, Mary and Caroline. 

Joshua Foster Dodge inherited the old homestead with 
about eight acres of land. He married Mary Porter and had 
two children, Martha and Adie Frances. She has outlived 
him and two additional husbands. Her daughter Martha 
died young, and her second daughter, Adie Frances married 
Charles Herrick, and now owns the old homestead. 

82. Abigail,^ daughter of 24 John* and Mary [Tuck] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, October 5, 1712. She was mar- 
ried May 11, 1731 to Nathaniel Brown of Salem. Record 
exists of the birth of but one child, Mary, who was bapt. 
Sept. 24, 1732. 

84. Deborah,^ daughter of 24 John* and Mary [Tuck] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, December 19, 1717. She was 
married July 13, 1738, to William Dodge, Jr. They had ten 
children born in Beverly. Mary Dodge, b. 1739 ; William, 
b. 1741 ; Samuel, b. 1743, d. y. ; Huldah, b. 1745 ; Samuel, b. 
1748 ; Martha, b. 1750 ; John, b. 1753 ; Thomas, b. 1755 ; 
Cornelius, b. 1758 ; Sarah, b. 1761. 

86. Elizabetli,6 daughter of 26 Peter* and Elizabeth 
[Dwight] Balch, was born in Medfield, Mass., in 1729. She 
was married in Framingham, Mass., Sept. 22, 1748, to Daniel 
Adams. 

88. Sarah,5 daughter of 26 Peter* and Elizabeth 
[Dwight] Balch, was born in Medfield, Mass., in 1734. She 
was married in Framingham, to John Pike, of that town. 
Nothing further regarding the families of these two daughters 
of Peter* has been found. 

90. Oornelius,^ only son of 27 Cornelius* and Mary 
[Shaw] Balch, was born in Boxford, Mass., and was bapt. in 
Jan. 17, 1717-18, and died in Topsfield, Mass., Dec. 20, 1749. 
He was married in Boxford, January 24, 1739-40 to Martha, 
daughter of Joseph and Martha Robinson, of Topsfield. She 



44 FIFTH GENERATION. 

was born July 16, 1720, and died in Topsfield, June 11th, 
1815, aged 94 years, 10 montlis, and 24 days. Their five cliil- 
dren were born in Topsfield. 

162» Mabt,« b. Feb. 15, 1741. 

163* Maetha,^ b. Apr. 9, 1743; d. Apr. 6, 1822. 

164 .Joseph,* b. April 14, 1745; d. Jan. 25, 1750. 

165 Elizabeth,* b. Feb. 22, 1747; d. Sept. 7, 1749. 

166 CoBNKLiTJS,* b. Dec. 23, 1748; d. Sept. 22, 1749. 

The gravestones of Cornelius, and his three children still 
stand in the old graveyard, at Topsfield and are among the old- 
est legible. 

Martha [Robinson] Balch, married again, April 16, 1752, 
to John Cree, by whom she had three children. Asa Cree, b. 
Feb. 10, 1755. Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1757. Cornelius, b. 
Sept. 9, 1759. 

91. Benjamin,^ son of 31 Joseph* and Sarah [Hart] Balch 
was baptized Oct. 18, 1702, grew up in Scituate, where he had 
removed with his mother upon her second marriage, and prac- 
tised his father's trade of a weaver. He seems, however, to 
have subsequently changed his occupation for that of a sailor, 
as he is mentioned as a "marriner" in 1733, just after his 
removal to Boston. Drew's Histoiy of Scituate, states that 
he resided in Scituate for several years "near the North Meet- 
ing House, 50 rods south." . — . 
He died in 1753. /^ /'^ 

September 8, 1726 he /^^^f^^ , 00^2^ 
married Nazareth,daughter / 

of Judge John,and Deborah iy 

[Loring] Cushing. She was born Sept. 11, 1703. [Judge 
Gushing was descended from Peter Cushing of Hingham, 
Norfolk Co., Eng., whose son Theopliilus, b. 1579, settled in 
Hingham, Mass., in 1668, and Nazareth was a cousin of the 
Margaret Cushing who married May 30, 1717, Admiral Wm. 
Fletcher, b. in Sussex, Eng., March, 1668, whose daughter 
Mary, b. June 20, 1730, married (170) Nathaniel^ Balch.] 

The children of Benjamin, and NazaretJi were at least six 
in number. 



BENJAMIN-, JOANNA BALCH — SCITUATE, BEVERLY, MASS. 45 

167* Deborah, « b. 1727. 

168* Hakt,« b. 1731; d. about 1751. 

169* Benjamin,^ b. March4, 1732-3; d. 

170* Nathaniel,^ b. May 7, 1735; d. Sept. 18, 1808. 

171 JoHN,^ b. May 16, 1737; d. y. baptized as Joseph. 

172* Joseph," b. Feb. 10, 1738-9; d. Sept. 1, 1826. 

173 Elizabeth, « bapt. July 25, 1742. 

The five last children were baptized at the New South 
Church, Bostou, as children of Benjamin and Nazareth Balch. 

92. Elizabeth.^ daughter of 31 Joseph* and Sarah [Hart] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, Dec. 11, 1704. She was married 
February 25, 1727-8, to Alexander Thorpe. 

93. Lydia,^ daughter of 31 Joseph* and Sarah [Hart] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, April 7, 1707. She was married 
January 23, 1723, to Israel Cowen. 

94. Sarah,^ daughter of 31 Joseph* and Sarah [Hart] 
Balch, was born in Beverly. She was married December 7, 
1732 to David Cole, son of Ambrose Cole of Cohassett. He 
was born in 1704. They had five children. 

Lydia Cole, b. 1733, William, b. 1735, David, b. 1737, 
Elizabeth Cole, b. 1739, Abigail, b. 1743. 

95. Joseph.^ son of 31 Joseph* and Sarah [Hart] Balch, 
was born in Beverly, and baptized June 22, 1712. Whether 
he ever married and had children has not been learned. In 
October, 1733, he was a cooper and living in Plymouth, Mass. 
In the list of persons who settled in Machias, in 1765, as 
given in the " Historical Sketch of Machias, Maine, Memorial 
of the Centennial anniversary of that town May 20, 1863," is 
the name Joseph Balch, does it mean him ? 

96. Joanna,^ daughter of 39 John* and Elizabeth [Ober] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, April 30, 1702, and died May 23, 
1725. She was married Dec. 23, 1719 to David, son of Ben- 
jamin and Mary EUengwood, a mariner. He was born August 
17, 1699. The issue was three children. David, b. Oct. 17, 
1720, d. Oct. 30, 1720 ; David, b. Sept. 17, 1721 ; Joanna, b. 
Oct. 29, 1722, d. Jan. 25, 1824. 



4b FIFTH GENERATION. 

EUengwood married second, Margaret Wallis, who was 
born Nov. 1, 1699. She was a daughter of Nathaniel and 30 
Ann* [Balch] Wallis. They were married Dec. 26, 1725, 
and had five children. 

97. Aiidrew,5 son of 39 John* and Elizabeth [Ober] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, Feb. 27, 1706-7. His death oc- 
curred near Keene, New Hampshire, but its date is not known. 
He was married first Jan. 1, 1728-9, to Bethiah Lovett, 
by whom he had at least five children. Bethiah died Sept 
15, 1745, aged 37 years. Their children, born in Beverly, 
were as follows : 

174 Elizabeth, « b. Apr. 6, 1733, d. May 16, 1736. 

175* JoHN,« b. Oct. 12, 1735, d, Apr. 30, 1808. 

176 Andbew,^ bap. Dec. 23, 1738, d. 1738. 

177* Caleb, « b. Oct. 16, 1740. 

178 Joanna, « b. Sept. 9, 1744. 

Andrew was married to Ruth Woodbury, January 21, 
1745-6. Only one son seems to have been the issue of this 
second marriage, and the tradition in the family says he was 
born at Dedham, Mass. 

179* Benjamin,^ born 1747 or 8. 

Daniel F. Secomb's History of Amherst, N. H. states that 
in June, 1735, Andrew was a landholder in that town. He 
was at Keene, N. H., in 1773, when he signed the Alarm hst. 

Andrew, with his sons Benjamin and John signed the fol- 
lowing pledge of the Committee of Safety dated at Keene, 
N. H., Mar. 14, 1776. 

" We the subscribers do hereby solemnly engage, and 
promise, that we will to the utmost of our powers at the 
Risque of our Lives and Fortunes, with Arms oppose the 
Hostile Proceedings of the British Fleets and Armies against 
the United American Colonies." 

98. Jonathan,^ son of 40 Israel* and Ruth [Dodge] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, April 17, 1709. 

He was married Nov. 18, 1733, to Esther, daughter of 
William Hall, of Mansfield, Ct. She was born in Mansfield, 



JOHN, ROGER BALCH — BEVERLY, CHARLESTOWN, MASS. 47 

Oct. 22, 1713. They had one cliild mentioned in Weaver's 
History of Ancient Windham, Ct. 

180* RUTH.S 

99. Ruth,6 daughter of 40 Israel* and Ruth [Dodge] 
Balch was born in Beverly, July 3, 1711. 

She was married first, Sept. 23, 1731 to Ebenezer Meacham, 
by whom she had four children. James Meacham, bapt. Oct. 

20, 1734 ; Ruth, bapt. May 9, 1736, d. y. ; Ruth, bapt. May 

21, 1738 ; Anna, bapt. Apr. 24, 1743. 

Meacham died in 1748, and Ruth married April 27, 1757, 
Nathaniel Bragg, of Wenham. There is no record of any 
children by this marriage. 

100. John,5 son of 40 Israel* and Ruth [Dodge] Balch, 
was born in Beverly, Mass., May 4, 1713. He died about 
1788. He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Hall, of 
Mansfield, Conn., Nov. 9, 1736, a sister of his brother Jona- 
than's wife. They had one child. 

181* JoHN,« b. about 1737. 

101. Roger ,^ son of 40 Israel* and Ruth [Dodge] Balch 
was born in Beverly, June 24, 1715, and died about 1744. 
He was married in Charlestown, Mass., Feb. 23, 1742, by the 
Rev. Mr. Hall, to Ann, daughter of Jonathan and Katherine 
[Waters] Kettell. She was born May 14, 1721. Roger was 
a mariner, their only child. 

182* JONATHAU.e b. Nov. 26, 1743, d. in 1812. 
Roger's widow was married Aug. 18, 1748, to Shippie 
Townsend, of Boston, and removed there with her son. 
Shippie Townsend was the son of David and Mable Town- 
send, of Charlestown, born Nov. 27, 1722. His first wife was 
Mehitable Whittemore of Charlestown, b. 1717. She died 
March 10, 1746-7. He died of yellow fever, Aug. 31, 1798. 

102. Rebecca,^ daughter of 40 Israel* and Ruth [Dodge] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, April 10, 1717. She was married 
January 7, 1746-7, to Joseph Hull. Two of their children 
were baptized in the Second Church of Beverly. Rebecca 
Hull, bapt. May 1, 1748 ; Mary Hull, bapt. Feb. 4, 1749-50, 



48 FIFTH GENERATION. 

103. Joshua,^ son of 40 Israel* and Ruth [Dodge] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, May 17, 1719, and died in 
North Beverly, March 5, 1804. He was married first, No- 
vember 23, 1743, to Joanna Williams, who died in Decem- 
ber, 1767. They had nine children, all born in Beverly. 

183* Joanna," b. Sept. 15, 1744; d. 

184 Sarah,« b. April 13, 1746; d. unm. after 1804. 

185* KuTH/ b. Sept. 15, 174.S; d. 

186* JosHUA,6 b. Nov. 28, 1750; d. about 1778 or 9. 

187* Israel, « b. April 1, 1753; d. 1827. 

188 Mabt,« b. May 20, 1755; d. 

189 William," b. May 1, 1757; d. 
190* Hannah, « b. Dec. 26, 1760; d. 

191* IsAAc,« b. Dec. 27, 1766; d. March 6, 1842. 
Joshua married second, October, 1769, Patience Pitman of 
Marblehead, by whom he had three children. She was born 
in 1740, and died in August, 1824. 

192 JoHN,« b. March 17, 1771; d. y. 

193* Betsey," b. Feb. 10, 1772; d. Oct. 13, 1863. 

194 John," b. Nov. 2, 1777; d. y. 

105. Veren,^ son of 40 Israel* and Ruth [Dodge] Balch, 
was born in Beverly, May 22, 1724, and died in Connecticut 
about 1797. He was married September 26, 1750, to Sarah, 
daughter of Henry Taj-lor, of Mansfield, Connecticut. They 
resided in Mansfield, where their childi-en were all born. 

195* Israel,"! ]j. jan. 26, 1751. 

196 A son b. July 27, 1752, d. same day. 

197* Henry," b. July 2, 1753. 

198 Sakah," b. May 4, 1757. 

199* Mary," b. May 26, 1760. 

200 Joseph," b. Apr. 8, 1763, d. Aug. S, 1764. 

201* Hannah," b. Oct. S, 1765. 

202 Lydia," b. Oct. 10, 1768. 

106. Hannah,^ daughter of 40 Israel* and Ruth [Dodge] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, January 1, 1726-7. After her 
father's death she lived with her aged stepmother. She never 
married, was living in Beverly in 1805, aged 78 years. 

109. Haniiah,5 daughter of 46 Caleb* and Jerusha [Por- 
ter] Balch, was born in Beverly, May 3, 1741. She married 
John Raymond, of North Beverly, Aug. 28, 1760. 



CALEB, DAVID BALCH— WINDHAM, N.H.,TOPSPIELD, MASS. 49 

112. Oaleb,^ son of 46 Caleb* and Jerusha [Porter] 
Balch, was born at Beverly, Massachusetts, June 7, 1747, and 
died at Windham, N. H., January 19, 1820. He was married 
in February, 1780, to Miss Mary Saunders, who died at Wind- 
ham, August 28, 1843, aged 88 years ; " Caleb went to Wind- 
ham, N. H, about 1784 and bought a farm. He had a respec- 
table property, but lost much of it by becoming security for 
his brother-in-law, James Saunders, of Salem, N. H." Caleb 
and Mary [Saunders] Balch had eight children. 

203 Calbb,6 b. May, 1781, in Beverly, d. Sept. 17, 1799, at Windham. 

" He slid down the side of a barn head foremost between the 

boards and the hay and was smothered." 
204* Poi.l.T,6 b. Jan. 16, 1783, in Beverly, d. Apr. 5, 1869. 
205* William,^ b. Aug. 31, 1786, at Windham, d. June 24, 1830. 
206 JoHN,6 b. 17S9, at Windham, d. July 19, 1790. 
207* Jebusha,« b. Jan. 26, 1791, at Windham, d. Oct. 8, 1874. 

208 Samuel P.,^ b. 1793 at Windham, d. Feb. 27, 1798. 

209 KoxANA,6 b. Apr. 2.5, 1797, at Windham, d. Dec. 17, 1816. 

210 PoRTEK,^ d. y. at Windham. 

113. Ann,5 daughter of 46 Caleb* and Jerusha [Porter] 
Balch, was born in Beverly, December 31, 1748. She married 
Lot Conant, of Beverly, June 20, 1780. 

114. David,^ son of 47 David* and Hannah [Perkins] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, April 25, 1715, and died April 
17, 1787. He married his cousin Hannah, daughter of 
Samuel and Margaret [Tower] Perkins, November 21, 1752. 
She was born June 17, 1720, and died September 14, 1807. 
David and Hannah had eight children, all born in Topsfield. 

211» David,« b. Aug. 19, 1753; d. July 22, 1812. 

212* Samuel,« b. Feb. 7, 175.5; d. June, 1810. 

213 Israel, « h. April 3, 1756; d. unm. Nov. 23, 1777, at Halifax, N. S. 

214 Thomas, « b. Jan. 22, 1759; d. Apr. 1, 1759. 
215* Thomas,* b. Mar. 29, 1761; d. Mar. 10, 1830. 

216 Richard,* b. Dec. 23, 1762; d. unm. Jan. 4, 1770. 

217 William,* b. May 26, 1764 ; d. unm. Feb. 26, 1776. 

218 Joshua,* b. June 6, 1769, d. unm. Nov. 11, 1839. 

115. John^, son of 47 David* and Hannah [Perkins] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, November 2, 1716, and died De- 
cember 31, 1774. He was married June 17, 1740, to Rebecca 



50 FIFTH GENERATION. 

Smith, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca [Curtis] Smith, 
She died March 1, 1794, aged 80 years. 

John* was a tanner and currier, and acquired a large estate 
by that business. He left each of his five sons a good farm 
in Topsfield. The house which he built in 1774, is now 
owned and occupied by his greatrgrandson 974, Benj. J, 
Balch.8 

219* Bavid,« b. Jan. 4, 1740-41; d. July 31, 1801. 

220* John/ b. Mar. 26, 1742; d. July 25, 1798. 

221* Samuel.s b. Mar. 20, 1743-4; d. unm. 1820. 

222* RoBEBT,« bapt. July 2S, 1745; d. Aug. 3, 1830. 

223* Hannah,' bapt. Mar. 29, 1747; d. 

224* CoKNEi>ius,« b. Nov. 26, 1749; d. May 21, 1795. 

225 Willi AM,« b. 1752; d. unm. Mar. 22, 1764. 

226* RoGER,« b. May 26, 1755; d. Jan. 8, 1842. 

227* Rebbcca,6 b. Mar. 27, 175S; d. 

116. Joshua,5 son of 47 David* and Hannah [Perkins]" 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, July 17, 1720, and died in 1766. 
He was married August 25, 1748, to Sarah Town. They 
resided in Boxford, Mass., where Joshua died, and their two- 
children were born. 

228* JosHUA,« bapt. July 2, 1749; d. about 1777. 
229* Akchelads,« bapt. Oct. 14, 1750; d. about 1777. 

117. Freeborn,* eldest son of 51 Freeborn* and Susanna 
[WoUiston] Balch, was born in Boston, February 5, 1712-13, 
and died in Brad- ^^.^^ /j 

ford, Mass., ^^^^-^ /^^^.^^(^y^ y A-'^-^'-J 
He was married ^ u -^ 

about 1760 to the widow Piatt, whose maiden name was Mary 
Perkins. By her first husband she had two children. She 
died August 7, 1808, at the home of her son, Wesley Perkins 
Balch, iu Haverhill, Mass. 

Freeborn lived upon his father's estate in North Beverly, 
and his seven children were born in that town. He removed 
to Bradford, Mass., May 12, 1779,* from Haverhill. 

•He had been in Bradford with his family in 1771 as per warning ia 
Court files, but the date of his beginning a permanent residence there 
appears on the Town records as above, (e. p.) 



FBBEBOKN, THOMAS BALCH — BEADFORD, DEDHAM,MASS. 51 

280 Mart,6 b. July 25, 1761; d. 

231* Mehitablk,« b. March 3, 1763; d. Jan 5, 1853. . 

232* Benjamin,« b. Jan. 10, 1765; d. 1852. 

233* Weslet Pickkins,« b. Aug. 14, 1766; d. Apr. 27, 1827. 

234* Abigail,^ b. Aug, 19, 1768; d. 1842. 

235* EuNica,8 b. Apr. 14, 1771; d. Mar. 21, 1855. 

^36* JoHN,6 b. July 18, 1772; d. 1849. 

118. Susanna,^ eldest daughter of 51 Freeborn* and Su- 
sanna [Wolliston] Balcli, was born in Boston, February 11, 
1714-15. She married Richard Kimball of Wenham, they 
were published February 6, 1737. The date of her death is 
not known, but she was living in 1773. 

119. Abigail,^ second daughter of 51 Freeborn* and Su- 
sanna [Wolliston] Balch, was born in Boston, March 9, 1717- 
18, the date of her death is not known, but it was prior to 
1773. She was married to Israel Porter, of Wenham, to 
whom she was published September 27, 1741. Porter dying, 
she married a second time to Francis Symonds, of Topsfield, 
they were published February 21, 1748. 

124. Thomas,^ son of 52 Benjamin* and Mary [Prentice] 
Balch, was born in Charlestown, Mass., Oct. 17, 1711, and 
died at South Dedham, January 8, 1774. He married 
Mary Sumner, daughter of Edward and Eliza [Clapp] Sum- 
ner of Roxbury, Mass., October 11, 1737. She was born 
October 9, 1717, and died March 31, 1798. She was aunt to 
Gov. Increase Sumner, of Roxbury. 

237* Thomas,6 b. August 31, 1738; d. unm. Sept. 29, 1756. 

238* Mart,6 b. Nov. 16, 1740; d. Kov. 3, 1815. 

239* Ben.tamin.s b. Feb. 12, 1743; d. May 4, 1816. 

240* Elizabeth,^ b. Sept. 2, 1746; d. Sept. 15, 1820. 

241* LucT,6 b. Jan. 10, 1748; d. Mar. 17, 1776. 

242* Irene.s b. Feb. 6, 1753; d. July, 1815. 

243* Hannah,6 b. Dec. 10, 1755; d. Apr. 17, 1839. 

244* Thomas,'! b. Feb. 21, 1761; d. 1780. 

Thomas^ graduated from Harvard College in 1733, then 
studied theology, and was ordained at South Dedham, June 
30, 1786, one week after the church was organized. In 1744 
he was appointed by the Committee of War to accompany the 
expedition against Cape Breton as Chaplain. The following 



62 FIFTH GENERATION. 

account by him, of the expedition, is taken from the records 
of the South Parish of Dedliam. 

" Having an Inclination and being desired by the Com- 
mittee of War to attend the Army as one of the Chaplains in 
the Expedition against Cape Breton, I accordingly obtained 
consent of my People on March 11, 1744-5 and on the 13, 
took my leave of my family and People. Arrived in Safety 
& Health at Canso on the 2d of April. Sailed from Canso 
to Cape Breton on April 29, entered the Chappeaurouge Bay 
the next morning, and soon after went on Shoar. The seige 
of Louesborg continued until June 17. On which Day we 
entered and took possession of that Strong & important 
place, upon Terms of Capitulation. Sailed from Louisborg 
for New England, July 11, arrived in Safety at Boston on the 
27 of 3d month, 1745, Laus Deo." 

Rev. Thomas Balch was a man of great learning, and was 
classed among the principal literati of New England. 

Mrs. Mary [Sumner] Balch died in the family of her son- 
in-law, Rev. Jabez Chickering, in South Dedham. 

125. Mary ,5 daughter of 62 Benjamin* and Mary [Pren- 
tice] Balch, was born in Charlestown, Mass., June 4, 1714, 
and died in New Ipswich, N. H., in the family of her son 
Aaron, April 29, 1782. She was married in Cambridge, Mass., 
April 19, 1788, to Isaac Brown, he was born in 1711, and 
died October 6, 1759. He was a very active business man. 
He settled in Waltham Plain as a merchant and inn keeper. 
Their children were : 

Maby, b. Mar. 17, 17.S8-9, d. Nov. IS, 1740. 

Isaac, b. Apr. 14, 1740, d. Nov. 16, 1740. 

Mary, b. Aug. 22, 1741, d. Oct. 7, 1742. 

Elizabeth, b. Mar. 3, 1742-3, d. y. 

Eunice, b. Oct. 10, 1744, d. Sept. 9, 1818. She was married 
Nov. 29, 1764, to Rev. Stephen Farrur, who was born 
Sept. 8, 1738, and graduated from Harvard In 1755. He 
was ordained .at Xcw Ipswich, N. H., in 1700, and died 
June 23, ISOS. They had the following 13 children: 
Eunice, b. 1765; Stephen, b, 176(>; Eunice, b. 1768; James, 
b. 1769; Isaac Brown, b. 1771; Samuel, b. 1772; Prentice, 



MAHY [bALCH] brown — WALTHAM, BEVERLY, MASS. 53 

b. 1773; Polly, b. 1775; Moses, b. 1777; Lydia, b. 1778; 
Caleb, b. 1780; Nancy, b. 1782; and Ephraim Uartwell, 
b. 1783. Their grandchildren numbered seventy-nine. 

Isaac, b. June 24, 1746, d. 1752. 

MosBS, b. April 6, 1748, d. June 15, 1820. He was fitted for Col- 
lege by his uncle, Rev. Thomas Balch, of Dedham. He 
graduated at Harvard in 1768. After teaching school in 
Framingham, Lexington and Lincoln, he settled in Bev- 
erly as a merchant, in the autumn of 1772. He was 
very zealous in the cause of American Liberty, raised a 
Company, in July, 1775, under a Commission from Jos. 
Warner, Pres. of Prov. Cong., and in Jan., 1776, joined 
the American Army as Capt. in Glover's Eegt. 14th 
Continentals with a commission signed by John Han- 
cock, Pres. of Congress. He was in the Battle of Tren- 
ton. On the expiration of his terra of enlistment in 
1777, he returned to Beverly, and resumed business with 
Israel Thorndike. He retired in 1800 with an ample 
fortune. His constitution was vigorous and his lifa 
active and useful. He was a member of the State Leg- 
islature, and a Presidential Elector in 1808. He was 
dignified, and courteous in manner, he united integri- 
ty and benevolence; was exemplary in all social and 
domestic relations; and a generous contributor to pub- 
lic and private charities and associations. Quinoy's 
History of Harvard College, notices Mr. Brown among 
beneficiaries of that institution. He is also referred to 
in Stone's History of Beverly. He married first, Oct. 16, 
1774, Elizabeth Trask, daughter of Osmeyer Trask, of 
Beverly, she died leaving no children July 7, 1788. On 
May 3, 1789, he married second, Mary Bridge, who out- 
lived him. She died Feb. 21, 1842. Their children 
were, Charles, b. May 14, 1793 ; Georr/e, b. Nov. 27, 1704, 
d. July 25, 1798; George, b. Nov. 24, 1799, d. Aug. 1848. 
Mart, b. Dec. 29, 1749, d. Nov. 30, 1824. Mary Brown was 
married June 1, 1769, to Ephraim Hartwell, Jr. Thoy 
settled in New Ipswich, N. H. Hartwell was a mer- 
chant, and magistrate. One child, Mary, was born to 
them Aug. 24, 1770, she married March 6, 1791, Col- 
Caleb Bellows, of Walpole, N. H. 

Sabah, b. Oct. 6, 1751, d. 

Aabon, b. Sept. 16, 1752, d. Nov. 14, 1811. He was a merchant 
in Boston, afterwards of New Ipswich, N. H. He mar- 
ried 1st, Elizabeth Stowell, who was the mother of all 
his children, she d. Aug. 4, 1797. He married 2d, Thesta 
Dana, daughter of Hon. Sam'l Dana, of Brighton. 
Aaron had nine children as follows : Aaron, b. Jan. 15, 



64 FIFTH GENERATION. 

1774, d. June 13, 1843; Mary, b. Nov. 27, 1777, d. Nov. 8, 
1830; Bettey, b. Dec. 1779, d. Jan. 29, 1822; Isaac, b. 
Sept. 1782, d. Sept. 27, 1827; Samuel, b. Aug. 20, 1783, 
d. Sept. 18, 1812; Sarah, b. July 6, 1788, d. Aug. 21, 1790; 
Lucy, b. April 9, 1792 ; Sarah, b. 1794, and a son unnamed. 

126. Rebecca,^ daughter of 58 Rev. William* and Re- 
becca [Stone] Balcli was born in Bradford, Mass. (now 
Groveland), August 9, 1729, and died in East Bradford, May 
6, 1790. She was married Nov. 1, 1750, to Bradstreet, son of 
Abraham and Elizabeth Parker, who was born July 23, 1729, 
and died April 8, 1809. Their names stand side by side in 
the baptismal record for 1729. They passed their lives in E. 
Bradford on the farm still owned by their descendants. They 
had twelve children all born in East Bradford. Benjamin 
Parker, b. April 8, 1751, d. June 16, 1753 ; Rebecca, b. Dec. 
8, 1752, d. Mar. 17, 1830 ; Phineas, b. Sept. 6, 1754, d. Mar. 
30, 1811 ; Moses, b. April 20, 1756, d. July 8, 1837 ; Hannah, 
b. Nov. 9, 1757, d. Sept. 13, 1783; Benjamin, b. Nov. 11, 
1759, d. May 12, 1845 ; Abigail, b. July 19, 1763, d. Dec. 19, 
1824; Nathan, b. July 8, 1765, d. Aug. 22, 1765 ; Mary, b. 
Dec. 8, 1767, d. Jan. 5, 1839 ; Bradstreet, b. July 26, 1770, 
d. Sept. 6, 1798 ; William Balch, b. Apr. 27, 1772, d. May 1, 
1844 ; Betsey, b. Apr. 20, 1775, d. Mar., 1861. 

127. William.s son of 58 Rev. William* and Rebecca 
[Stone] Balch, was born in East Bradford, July 15, 1730, 
and died May 6, 1806. He married Rebecca Bailey, daughter 
of Jonathan Bailey, Nov. 15, 1759. She was born July 28, 
1736, and died April 23, 1827. William was a deacon in the 
church at East Bradford, and Selectman in 1779. He was a 
farmer, and passed his life on the homestead farm in E. Brad- 
ford, where he died. They had eleven children all born in 
E. Bradford. 

245 Eebecca,« b. June 30, 1763, d. Sept. 5, 1762. 

246 William,' b. Oct. 5, 1761, d. Sept. 17, 1762. 
247* Rebecca,8 b. July 6, 1763. 

248* Sarah,6 b. Aug. 26, 1765, d. Oct. 2, 1838. 
249* Wii.LlAM,'= b. July 9, 1767, d. unm. July 9, 1862. 
250* Jonathan,"^ b. June 15, 1769, d. April 4, 1838. 



DANIEL, NATHANIEL BALCH— NEWBTJEYPORT, MASS. 55 

251 Pebcis,' b. May 24, 1771, d. June 14, 1771. 

252 Claei8sa,« b. Sept. 3, 1772, d. unm. Dec. 14, 1827. 
253* Bbnjamin,« b. Nov. 9, 1774, d. summer of 1860. 
254* Mary,6 b. Dec. 3, 1776, d. July 9, 1847. 

255 Tabitha,6 b. Sept. 30, 1779, d. unm. Mar. 21, 1838. 

128. Hannah.s daughter of 58 Rev. William* and Re- 
becca [Stone] Balch, was born in Bradford, May 25, 1732, 
and died July 17, 1755. She was married April 7, 1752, to 
Ezekiel Hale of West Newbury and was Hale's third wife. 
They had one child, Sarah Hale, who married Moses Pills- 
bury, by whom she had two children, Hannah and Oliver. 

129. Sarah,5 daughter of 58 Rev. William* and Rebecca 
[Stone] Balch, was born in Bradford, December 16, 1733, 
and died in Dec, 1753, in her 20 th year. She married De- 
cember 26, 1751, Orlando Sargent of Amesbury. They had 
one child, Abigail Sargent, who married James Bailey. 

130. Daniel,^ son of 58 Rev. William* and Rebecca 
[Stone] Balch, was born in Bradford, March 14, 1734-5, and 
■died in Newburyport, Mas 
Nov. 30, 1790. He was twice 
married, first to Miss Hannah 
Clemens, Aug. 19, 1756, who was the mother of all his 
children. He married second, March 24, 1784, Miss Judith 
Thurston, who was born in Newbury, a suburb of Newbury- 
port. She died June 9, 1825. He was a watchmaker by 
trade, and lived in Newburyport, Mass. In his will dated 
March 9, 1789, he leaves to his eldest son Daniel, his " Coat 
of Arms." As his children Hannah and William are not 
mentioned, it is presumed that they died without issue. 

256 Hannah,8 b. 1758, d. unm. 1781. 
257* DANiEL,8b. Mar. 1, 1761, d. Oct. 13, 1835. 
258 WiLi.iAM,6 b. d. y. 

259* Thomas Hdtchins,^ b. July 7, 1771, d. June 28, 1817. 

131. Nathaniel,^ son of 58 Rev. William* and Rebecca 
[Stone] Balch, was born in Bradford, Jan. 17, 1737-8, and 
died in Newburyport, Oct. 26, 1802. He married first, Joanna, 
daughter of John and Abigail [Bailey] Day, of Bradford. She 






56 FIFTH GENIERATION, 

died Sept. 13, 1800, aged sixty years. They had sixteen chil- 
dren. 

260 Nathaniel.^ b. 1760, d. Sept. 6, 1761. 

61* JoHN,«b. Jan. 12, 1761, d. Dec. 29, 1836. 

262* ABiGAiL,6b. Nov. 12, 1762, d. Nov. 13, 1802. 

263* Nathaniel,^ b. Aug. 9, 1764, d. 1793. 

264* Hannah,5 b. June 11, 1766, d. July 17, 1833. 

265* Samhel," b. Jan. 25, 176S, d. May 26, 1850. 

266 Joseph," b. Mar. 1771, d. Aug. 27, 1774. 

267 Mehitable,6 b. 1772, d. Jan. 24, 1773. 
268* Betset,6 b. July 10, 1774, d. July 16, 1836. 

269 Mehitable.s b. Sept. 22, 1776, d. Feb. 22, 1778. 

270 JosEPH.e b. Dec. 28, 1777, d. Jan. 10, 1778. 
271* LrcT,« b. Feb. 21, 1779, d. 1854. 

272 Pamela,^ b. Aug. 23, 1780, d. unm. 

373 Alice,6 d. unm. of Yellow fever, Sept. 14, 1800. 

274 Joanna, '5 d. unm. of Tellow fever, Sept. 14, 1800. 

Nathaniel,^ married second, July 22, 1802, the widow Sarah 
Coffin. He was constable at Bradford in 1779. By trade he 
was a cooper, lived upon a farm in Bradford until about 1800, 
when he removed to Newburyport. He was buried in the old 
cemetery near the Mall in Newburyport. His wife Sarah died 
January 26, 1804. 

132. Benjamin,^ son of 58 Rev. William* and Rebecca 
[Stone] Balch, was born in Bradford, April 4, 1743, and died 
Oct. 16, 1823. He married September 7, 1786, Hannah, 
daughter of Andrew, and Mary [Ronchon] Sigourney. She 
was born in April, 1754, and died December 15, 1833. When 
Benjamin married her she was the widow of Capt. John Patten 
of Biddeford, Me. Patten was shipwi-ecked, and drowned at 
Marshfield, January 11, 1783. Hannah was aunt to Charlea 
Sigourney, husband of Mrs. Lydia H. Sigourney, the poet. 

Benjamin and Hannah were an eccentric couple. They were 
both buried in the cemetery back of the Episcopal Church, oq 
High street, in Newburyport. They had no children. 



Sixth Generation. 

134. Samuel,^ son of 63 Josiah^ and Patience [Cham- 
berlain] Balch, was born on his father's farm, in Oxford, 
Mass., June 25, 1739, and died in Athens, Vt., February 11, 
1816. He married Miss Susan Aldrich. She died Mai'ch 11, 
1821, aged 78 years. They had ten children ; the seven eldest 
were born in Oxford, and the three youngest in Guilford, Vt, 

275* Susanna,' b. May 23, 1762. 

276* Olivk,'' b. May 4, 1764; d. March 1, 1826. 

277* Samuel,' b. March 23, 1767; d. about 1847. 

278* JosiAH,' b. Dec. 25, 1769; d. Apr. 29, 1843. 

279 Patience,' b. May 4, 1772; d. 

280* Elizabeth,' b. Oct. 23, 1775; d. 

281* Nathaniel,' b. Dec. 3, 1779; d. Dec. 25, 1857. 

282 John,' d. aged 18 years. 

283* CoBEN,' b. d. 

284* Abigail,' b. March 30, 1788, d. March 30, 1868. 

About 1778 Samuel emigrated with his family from Ox- 
ford, Mass., to Guilford, Vermont. In 1797 he paid a thou- 
sand dollars for one hundred acres of land situated in the 
southern portion of Athens, Vt., and it is probable that about 
this date he removed from Guilford to Athens. 

138. Joanna,^ daughter of 66 Nathaniel and Joanna 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., December 18, 
1744. She was married, December 31, 1769, to Enoch Chase, 
at Dover, N. H. 

142. Anna,^ daughter of 66 NathanieP and Joanna[Dodge] 
Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., July 22, 1751. She was 
married at Dover, N. H., March 9, 1769, to Paul Harford. 

143. Nathaniel,® only son of 66 Nathaniel^ and Joanna 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., September 18, 

(67) 



58 SIXTH GENERATION. 

1753, and died at Wakefield, N. H., in April, 1795. His 
death was caused by the falling of a tree. He married Lydia, y, 
daughter of Jonathan and Deborah [Wentworth] Twombley. < 
Deborah was the daughter of Ebenezer and Sarah [Roberk] ^ 
"Wentworth. Nathaniel lived in Wakefield, N. H., and his 
eight children were born in that town. 

285* Samuel,' b. 1779; d. 

286* Joseph,' b. March 7, 1781; d. Dec. 14, 1848. 

287* Deborah,' b. Dec. 28, 1782; d. Sept. 25, 1863. 

289* Nanct,' b. Dec. 8, 1784; d. 

290 Sally,' b. ; m. Asa Abbott, no children; d. 

291 Betsey,' b. ; m. Simon Brown, of China, Me. 
292* Frederick B.,' b. May 13, 1790; d. Sept. 29, 1861. 
293* Abigail,' b. July 23, 1795; d. July 13, 1868. 

Nathaniel signs a petition of Freeholders for a repeal of the 
" Lumber Act," addressed to the Legislature, dated at Wake- 
field, August, 1785. Vol. XIII. New Hampshire Town Pa- 
pers, p. 590. 

He enlisted as a private in Capt. Jeremiah Gilman's com- 
pany, 18 July, 1777, and was discharged 30 September, 1777. 
144. Hepzibah.s daughter of 6Q Nathaniel^ and Joanna 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., January 18, 
1755, and died at Wakefield, N. H., in 1816. She married 
Tobias Hanson. They lived in Wakefield, and their chil- 
dren, all born in that town, were as follows : 

Tobias, married Miss S. Adams. For a time they lived in 
Salem, Massachusetts, then they returned to Wake- 
field, and lastly removed to North Conway, New Hamp- 
shire, where he died, at the age of 93 years. They had 
five children: Tobias Adams and Joseph, both of whom 
lived in Salem, Massachusetts, and were men of large 
property and families; John and Samuel were merchants 
in Boston; Susan A. married A. G. Hoyt, a distinguished 
artist, who painted a portrait of Daniel Webster, now 
hanging in the State House at Concord, New Hampshire; 
Anna H. Hoyt, a daughter of Susan and A. G. Hoyt, 
married Prof. Horace Bumstead, of the Atlanta Univer- 
sity, Georgia. 
Isaac, married and lived in Wakefield, N. H. 

Baktlett, married and left a large family, a son lives in Minneapo- 
lis, Minn. 



SARAH, MARY BALCH, — WETHERSFIELD, CT. 59 

Jackson. 

John, married and left a family in Wakefield, N. H. 

Joseph, left children. 

Susan, married Joseph Pike, a lineal descendant of Robert 
Pike, the Puritan, and one of the few men of his time 
who dared stand up and boldly defend the Salem witches. 
They had two children, Joseph Hanson Pike; Joseph left 
a widow and three daughters, who were living at Wake- 
field in 1886. Dolly Pike was born in 1802, and died Sept. 
17, 1886. Her son, Joseph P. Oilman, has furnished the 
records of Hepzibah Balch. 

Rose, married Robert Pike, a brother of Joseph, and left many 
descendants. 

Hannah, married a Mr. Wiggins, and left a daughter living in 
Dover, N. H., and grandchildren living in Wakefield. 

Lydia, married a southern gentleman, and has descendants. 

Nancy, married a Mr. Edgerly, and has descendants. 

146. Sarah.s daughter of 70 Ebenezei^ and Sarah [Bel- 
<ieu] Balch, was bom at Hartford, Ct., April 1, 1751, and 
died at Wethersfield, Ct., March 4, 1823. She was married 
November 12, 1772, to Elijah, son of Joseph Wells, of Weth- 
ersfield. Elijah Wells was born February 27, 1751, and died 
at Wethersfield, Ct., December 23, 1796. Mr Wells was a 
farmer by occupation. He was a soldier in the American 
army during the Revolution, and among the many battles in 
which he participated were those of Bunker Hill, and Trenton. 
From exposure and hardships in the service his constitution 
was broken, and he died at the age of 45 years, leaving a 
family of eight children. Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1773 ; d. Mar. 11, 
1828. Elijah, b. Feb. 27, 1775 ; d. Sept. 18, 1830. Mary, b. 
Apr. 25, 1777; d. Sept., 1854. Patty, b. June 26, 1779; d. 
Nov. 18, 1855. Esther, b. July 24, 1781 ; d. July 11, 1813. 
Hannah, b. Oct. 2, 1783 ; d. Oct. 28, 1857. George, b. Aug. 
26, 1786 ; d. Nov. 21, 1861. Henry, b. May 13, 1789 ; d. Jan, 
19, 1858. 

147. Mary,« daughter of 70 Ebenezei-^ and Sarah [Bel- 
den] Balch, was born at Hartford, Ct., November 17, 1752, 
and died at Wethersfield, Ct., September 16, 1852. She had 
lived nearly a century, and was bright and active to the last. 
At her death the church bell in Wethersfield tolled one 



60 SIXTH GENERATION. 

hundred times. Through all her long life her place at church 
was seldom vacant. In 1784 she married Daniel Ayrault, a 
son of Capt. Nicholas, and grandson of Dr. Nicholas Ayrault, 
a French Huguenot. Daniel Ayrault was born in 1736, and 
died at Wethersfield, March 8, 1807. They had but two 
children. Mary, b. May, 1785; d. Feb., 1854, married 
Edward Shepard ; their son, Daniel Ayrault Shepard, was 
living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1884. Daniel, b. Oct. 1786 ; d. 
Nov. 11, 1862, left descendants in the female line. 

148. Jonathan Belden,^ son of 70 Ebenezer^ and Sarah 
[Belden] Balch, was born at Hartford, Connecticut, Novem- 
ber 14, 1754, and died at West Hartford, Connecticut, 
February 16, 1825. He was married, December 6, 1766, at 
Wethersfield, Connecticut, to Hopeful, eldest daughter of 
Samuel Hurlburt. Six children were born to them on their 
farm in Hartford, where they always lived. 

294* Sarah,' b. 1777; d. Oct. 5, 1807. 

295 Clabissa,' b. Nov. 21, 1779; d. unm. Sept. 20, 1796. 

296* Mary,' b. Sept. 24, 1782; d. Oct. 18, 1845. 

297* Flora,' b. Apr. 24, 1785; d. Dec. 10. ISSl. 

298* Jonathan,' b. Dec. 14, 1788; d. July 19, 18C7. 

299* Bela,' b. Feb. 6, 1792; d. May 6, 1852. 

He married for his second wife Elenor Whitman, January 
18, 1815, and she died at West Hartford, March 8, 1832, 
without issue. The Connecticut Records show that he served 
six days in Capt. Chester's Company from Wethersfield, and 
the Lexington Alarm list shows that he enlisted May 11, 
1775, in the second Regt., 9th Company, as a private and was 
discharged in December of the same year. 

150. Joseph^ son of 70 Ebenezer^ and his second wife 
Lois [Belden] Balch, was born at Hartford Ct., February 16, 
1760, and died at Johnstown, N. Y., December 5, 1855. 
During the revolutionary war he served as a drummer boy. 
He was a thorough Christian and 
gentleman. His memory was re- 
tentive and he was always abreast 
of the times. His faculties he 
retained to the last. 



JOSEPH BALCH, — -WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS., JOHNSTOWN, N. Y. 61 

In 1794 he settled at Williamstown, Mass., and followed 
the occupation of a silversmith, and clock-maker, a business 
he had learned from his father. In 1810 he removed to 
Johnstown, N. Y., where death came to him while in his ac- 
costomed seat in church, Bible in hand, following the scripture 
reading by his pastor. He was buried with military honors. 

In 1786 he married Miss Mary Watson by whom he had 
seven children. Miss Watson was born March 6, 1765, and 
died February 11, 1844. 

300 JosEPH,'^ b. May 26, 1787. He went to Mexico or South America 
in 1817, and was never heard from. 

301* Justin,' b. Dec. 28, 1788; d. July 31, 1826. 

302* Sarah Maria,' b. Nov. 6, 1790; d. June 10, 1879. 

303 AuKELiA,' b. May 19, 1793; d. Sept. 17, 179i. 

304* GusTAVus,' b. May 19, 1795; d. 1877. 

305* Cornelia,' b. Nov. 3, 1797; d. Jan. 19, 1863. 

306* ViSTUS,' b. Feb. 18, 1799; d. Oct. 25, 1884. 

151. Lois,« daughter of 70 Ebenezer^ and Lois [Belden] 
Balch, was born at Hartford, Connecticut, December 20, 1761, 
and died in 1852, at Cleveland,Ohio, and was buried at Atwater 
in that state. She married Oliver, son of Joseph, and Sarah 
Talcott. They lived at Southwick, Mass., until after 
all their children were born. In 1819 they moved to 
Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Talcott was born at Glastonbury, Ct., 
November 29, 1759, and died at Atwater, Ohio, in 1830. 
Lois and Oliver had five cliildren, all born at Southwick, 
Mass. Joseph, b. Feb. 12, 1789; d. at Atwater, Ohio, 1858 ; 
Sally, b., d. at Atwater, Ohio ; Mary, b., d. at Brooklyn, N. 
y.; Emily, b., d. at Atwater, Ohio ; William, b., d. Wis- 
consin. 

152. Lucy,^ daughter of 70 Ebenezer^ and Lois [Belden] 
Balch, was born at Hartford, Connecticut, December 21, 
1763, and died at Hartford, Connecticut, July 17, 1854, and 
was buried at Wethersfield. She was married in 1788 to 
Wait Goodrich, a sea captain, and to them were born three 
children. 

l^UCT, b. 1789, d. Feb. 8, 1873. She married Fontaine Eaphael, 
in May, 1811. He was born in 1761 and died Nov. 6, 1840. 



62 SIXTH GENERATION. 

They had three children. Marie Louise Angelique 
Baphel, b. Dec. 2, 1811, d. Feb. 5, 18-52, and married a 
Mr. Brown; Joseph D'Ortigue Raphel, b. Aug. 4, 1813, 
d. Nov. 19, 1S57; Adelaid Josephine Baphel, b. Apr. 3, 
1818, d. Jan. 16, 1858. 

Gbove, d. in New York city in 1833. He married Laura Talcott, 
who died in New York city in 1834. He was a gold- 
beater by occupation. They had two daughters. 

Emilt, d. y. 

153. Ebenezer,^ son of 70 Ebenezer^ and Lois [Belden] 
Balch, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, August 30, 1766, 
and died at Plattsburgh, New York, December 31, 1846. 
About 1790 he married Sarah, daughter of James and Abigail 
[King] Burchard,* of Becket, Mass. She was born in June, 

*BuRCHARD Genealogy. 

1 Thomas Burchard, b. in Roxbury, Eng., 1595, wife Mary, b. 1597, 
one son and five daughters, b. in England, came to America in the ship 
" True Love," landed at Boston late in 1636, and settled at Saybrook, Ct. 
John, only son of Thomas and Mary Burchard, b. in England, 1628, d. 
in Lebanon, Ct., 1702. He married first, July 22, 1653, Charity Ann An- 
drews. His second wife was Jane Lee [relict of Samuel Hyde]. John 
was the father of fourteen children; six died in infancy. 

Samuel, b. July, 1663; James, b. July, 1665; Abigail, b. November, 
1667, m. John Calkins, Oct. 25, 1690; Thomas, b. January, 1669, settled in 
Norwich, Ct. ; John, b. February, 1671, settled in Lebanon, Ct.; Joseph, 
b. February, 1673, settled in Lebanon; Mary, b. June, 1679, settled in 
Lebanon; Daniel, b. November, 1680, settled in Lebanon. John Bur- 
chard, as he spelled his name, was a man of considerable celebrity. 

James, second son of John above, married Elizabeth Beckwith, March 
17, 1697. They lived in Norwich, Ct., and had ten children: Elizabeth, 
b. September, 1697; James, b. May, 1699, d. June 12, 1782, in Becket, 
Mass.; Sarah, b. July, 1701, d. y. ; Mathew, b. December, 1702; John, b. 
April, 1704, great-grandfather of the late President Rutherford Burchard 
Hayes; Phebe, b. October, 1705; Sarah, b. October, 1707; Jonah, b. Octo- 
ber, 1709; Rebecca, b. October, 1717; Daniel, b. October, 1718. 

James, eldest son of James and Elizabeth, married Deborah ; 

she died in 1768. In 1775 he settled in Becket, then town No. 4, Berkshire 
county, Mass. For several years he was town clerk. He had but one 
son, James, b. 1730, d. July, 1820, in Becket. 

James, only son of James and Deborah, married Abigail, daughter 
of David and Lydia King; she d. June 6, 1791, aged 62 years. They re- 
sided in Becket, and their seven children were born in that town: 
Lydia, b. 1757; Deborah, b. 1760; Abigail, b, 1762; Phebe, b. 1764; 
James, b. Aug. 17, 1766; Sarah, b. 1768, d. Oct. 23, 1852, married Eben- 
ezer Balch; Betsey, b. June, 1772, m. Walter Cook, of Richmond, Mass. 



EBENEZERBALCH, — HABTFOKD, CONN., PLATTSBXJEGH, N.T. 68 

1768. and died at Plattsburgh, N. Y., October 23, 1852. Id 
1891 the remains of Ebenezer and Sarah, his wife, were re- 
moved to the Riverside cemetery at Plattsburgh, and interred 
by the side of their son, Alvah 
Burchard, and the monument 
upon the lot was suitably in- 
scribed. They had six children. 

307» Ebenbzbb,' b. June 22, 1792; d. Feb. 19, 1861. 

S08« Sabah,' b. April 19, 1794; d. Sept. 15, 1871. 

309* Alvah Bubchabd,' b. April 18, 1796; d. March 5, 1871. 

310* BBiaEY,'' b. July 22, 1798; d. Aug. 3, 1866. 

311 CLAElssA,'b. April 20, 1801; d. May 3, 1822; m. Thomas Thorn, 

312* HoBATio James.' b. July 22, 1806; d. Jan. 17, 1846. 

Ebenezer learned the trade of goldsmith and clock-maker 
with his father, but did not follow the trade. In 1800 he 
moved with his family, which consisted of his wife and four 
children, to Plattsburgh, N. Y., and soon after purchased two 
tracts of land, together containing 240 acres, and situated 
four miles west from the village, and bordering on the north 
side of the Saracac river. Immediately upon his occupancy 
of the tract of land he built a log house. In 1806 he built a 
frame barn, and in 1812 he built a two-story frame house, 
which for those days was considered very fine. All the nails 
used in its construction were made by him. There were no 
machine-made nails in those days. In this house he and his 
wife both died. For several years he was engaged in ship, 
ping timber to Quebec, Canada, by rafts, and by reason of this 
venture he became financially embarrassed, and sold his farm 
to his sons, Ebenezer aud Alvah Burchard. He was a man 
of intelligence, uprightness of character, and honor. Both 
he and his wife were members of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Plattsburgh. He helped to build the church edifice 
in 1806. It was a historical structure in connection with the 
battle of Plattsburgh, September 11, 1814. In 1867 it burned 
down, and from it started the great fire of Plattsburgh. 

Ebenezer was a member of a militia company called the 
"Silver Grays," and as such participated in the battle of 



€4 SIXTH GENERATION. 

Plattsburgh. His character is well summed up in the text of 
the sermon preached at his funeral. It was Psalms xxxvii., 
37 : " Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright : for the 
end of that man is peace." 

154. Timothy ,« son of 70 Ebenezer^ and Lois [Belden] 
Balch, was born at Hartford, Ct., October 26, 1768, and died 
at Plattsburg, N. Y., November 22, 1842. He married Ann, 
daughter of John and Ann [Skinner] Whitman. She was 
born at Hartford, Ct., May 23, 1775, and died at Plattsburgh, 
N. Y., April 11, 1848. About 1802 he located on a farm a 
short distance to the north east of the farm belonging to his 
brother Ebenezer. He and his wife were members of the 
first Presbyterian church in Plattsburgh. 

313* Betskt,' b. May 4, 1794; d. June 28, 1864. 

314* Chester,' b. July 26, 1796; d. June 3, 1875. 

315 Lucy,' b. Mar. 12, 1799; d. s. p., Mar. 19, 1840, m. John Smith. 

316 Eliza,' b. Dec. 1, 1801; d. Aug. 8, 1828. 
317* Henry,' b. Nov. 24, 180.3; d. June, 1875. 
318* Emily,' b. Mar. 29, 1807, d. 1893. 

319 Marietta,' b. Nov. 15, 1809, d. Apr. 4, 1840. 

320 Jonathan W.' b. Apr. 5, 1811; d. unm. May 11, 1838. 
321* William Skinner,' b. Oct. 22, 1813. 

155. William,« son of 70 Ebenezei-^ and Lois [Belden] 
Balch, was born at Hartford, Ct., May 17, 1778, and died in 
that city, March 31, 1857. He married Miss Ann Smith* 
May 13, 1801, who was born at Berlin, Connecticut, in 1776, 
and died at Hartford, in February, 1858. William was a 
carpenter and resided at West Hartford, Connecticut. The 
six children of William and Ann [Smith] Balch were born 
at West Hartford. 

322 William,' b. Apr. 25; 1802; d. unm. Jan. 4, 1822. 

323 Sylvester,' b. Aug. 23, 1804; d. s. p., Nov. 28, 1877, m. Lucy 

Wairen. 
324* Henry,' b. Oct. 10, 1806; d. Apr. 18, 1874. 
325 Edward,' b. July 27, 1809; m. Mary Ann Corning of Hartford, 

Ct. Two children, d. y. 
326* Thomas,' b. Feb. 19, 1811; d. Feb., 1891. 
327* Alonzo,' b, Apr. 12, 1814; d. May 26, 1885. 



JOSEPH, MAKY BALCH — NEWPORT, R.I., TOPSPIELD, MASS. 65 

159. Joseph.^ son of 71 Timothy^ and Sarah [Rogers] 
Balch, was born at Newport, R. I., October 25, 1766, and died 
at Providence, R. I., July 20, 1845. He married Miss 
Martha Grise, December 20, 1792, at ProTOlence. She was 
born at Boston, Mass., August 16, 1762, aud by her Joseph 
had two children, both born at Providence. 

328 Caleb 6.^ b. ; d. unm. 

329* Sabah R.,' b. 

161. John Rogers," son of 71 Timothy^ and Sarah 
[Rogers] Balch was born at Newport, R. I., May 18, 1772, 
and died at Providence, Rhode Island, April 2, 1848. He 
married Miss Saphira Packard, November 27, 1800. He 
engaged in mercantile and banking pursuits, and lived at 
Providence, R. I., where his three children were born. 

380 James Rogkks,' b. 1802 ; d. without issue, Sept. 28, 1828. 

331* Sophia Packard,' b. May 9, 1805. 

332* John Rosees,'' b. Aug. 27, 1808; d. Oct. 25, 1886. 

162. Mary,® daughter of 90 Cornelius^ and Martha 
[Robinson] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Massachusetts, 
February 15, 1741. She was married February 15, 1761, to 
David Howlet. They were living at Keene, N. H., in 1815. 
They had three children. Cornelius, b. in 1761. Molly, b. 
in 1763. Martha, b. 1767. 

163. Martha,® daughter of 90 Cornel ius^ and Martha 
[Robinson] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., April 9, 
1743, and died at Ridge, New Hampshire, April 6, 1822. She 
was married at Topsfield, October 31, 1769, to Jeremiah 
Towne, Jr. He died at Ridge, June 10, 1830, aged 82 years. 
They had two children, both born at Topsfield. Polly Towne, 
m. Thomas Tarbell ; Cornelius Towne, b. Feb. 13, 1772 ; mar- 
ried, in 1791, to Hannah, daughter of Michael Chaplain, of 
Ridge, N. H. In 1804 Cornelius Towne moved with his fam- 
ily to Dublin, N. H. Their four eldest children were born at 
Ridge, and their youngest at Dublin. They were as follows : 
John, b. in 1792 ; Rebecca, b. in 1794 ; Moses, b. in 1796 ; 
Cornelius, b. in 1803 ; Elijah, b. in 1807. 



DO SIXTH GEKEEATIOX. 

167. Deborah,^ daughter of 91 Benjamiu^ and Nazareth 
[Gushing] Balch, was born at Scituate, Massachusetts, in 
1727. She married John, son of Capt. Alexander Fors}i;h. 

168. Hart,6 son of 91 Benjamin^ and Nazareth [Gushing] 
Balch, was born at Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1731, and was 
lost at sea, on a voyage to the West Indies, in 1751, being at 
the time captain of the vessel. He was married early in 
1750 to a Miss Bourne (?) who was a niece or cousin to Gen. 
Joseph Warren. She married for her second husband a Brit- 
ish officer, and went to live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was 
reported that she left property to her son, which he never 
received. Hart Balch had by his wife a posthumous son. 

333* Hart,' b. Nov. 9, 1751; d. Feb. 1.5, 1846. 

169. Benjamin,6 son of 91 Benjamin^ and Nazareth 
[Gushing] Balch, was born at Boston, Mass., March 4, 1732-3, 
and was baptized at the New South Ghurch. The rolls of 
the French and Indian war show that he was a lieutenant in 
Captain Abel Keen's company. Colonel Joseph Thatcher's 
regiment, and that he was 23 years of age, by occupation a 
cooper, born at Boston, and residing at Scituate, that he en- 
tered the service February 18, 1756, and served until Decem- 
ber 5, 1756. This company of men was raised for the expe- 
dition against Crown Point. From the same rolls it appears 
that he re-entered the service March 23, 1757, as .second 
lieutenant, to go on an expedition to Fort William Henry, 
under the command of Colonel Frye, and was at its capitula- 
tion, August 9, 1757. It is not known whether or not he 
was killed in the massacre that followed. The Plymouth 
County Probate Records show that his estate was adminis- 
tered upon before the close of the year. 

170. Nathaniel,^ son of 91 Benjamin^ and Nazareth 
[Gushing] Balch, was born at Boston, Massachusetts, May 7, 
1735. He died in Boston, September 18, 1808. He was 
married. May 26, 1763, to Mary, daughter of Gapt. William 
Fletcher, one of the officers in the Louisburg expedition. She 
died in Boston, October 7, 1797. They had five children, all 
born in Boston. 



NATHANIEL, JOSEPH BALCH— BOSTON, MASS. 67 

334* Nathaniel,' b. Feb. 26, 1764; d. June 10, 1831. 

335* William,' b. July 11, 1765; d. Nov. 4, 1791. 

336 Margaret,' b. May 17, 1767; m. 1789, Samuel Whitewell. 

337 Mart,' b. May 15, 1769; m. Dee. 17, 1789, Benjamin Morgan 

Stillman. 

338* Sarah,' b. Dec. 5, 1774. 

Nathaniel was a hatter, and carried on his business at No. 
72 Cornhill, now Washington street, where he also resided. 
Under the title of "An Old Gentleman's Recollections," in 
Harper's Magazine for May, 1877, is the following reference 
to Nathaniel and his neighbors : " We had a medley of ec- 
centric tradesmen in Boston in 1788, who were a compound 
of flat simplicity in manners and acute cleverness in conver- 
sation, shrewd, perhaps somewhat cunning, often witty, al- 
ways smart and intelligent. Such was Copley, my tailor ; 
Billings, of the same trade ; but, above all, Balch, the hat- 
ter. His shop was the principal lounge, even of the first 
people in tlie town. Governor Hancock, when the gout per- 
mitted, resorted to this grand rendezvous, and there exchanged 
jokes with Balch and his company, or, as sometimes happened, 
discussed grave political subjects, and tout em badinant set- 
tled the leading principles of his administration." 

According to family tradition. Governor Hancock one day 
said to Balch, " Come up and see a Savage I have locked in 
my garret." He complied, and found that the Governor was 
protecting a portrait painter named Savage from arrest for 
debt. Savage was engaged on a portrait of the Governor, 
and at the request of Hancock, also made one of Balch. The 
latter is now in the possession of Nathaniel's great-grandson, 
William L. Balch, of Boston. 

172. Joseph,^ son of 91 Benjamin^ and Nazareth [Gush- 
ing] Balch was born at Boston, Feb. 10, 1738-9, and died at 
West Cambridge, September 1, 1826. He was captain of a 
company in Colonel Thomas Craft's artillery regiment. As 
such he is referred to in the records of the Massachusetts 
Archives, Vol. 38, from January, 1776 to December, 1777. The 
orderly book of the regiment preserved in the Essex Institute 



68 SIXTH GENERATION. 

also refers to him. He was married August 25, 1760, to 
Abigail Audebert, who was baptized December 30, 1739, and 
died at Billerica, Massachusetts, January 7, 1802. She was a 
granddaughter of William Palfrey, sail maker, of Milk Street, 
Boston, to whom Joseph Balch was apprenticed. Abigail was 
one of the children of Mr. Palfrey's daughter Lydia, and 
Philip Audebert, Jr., son of a French Huguenot. Philip and 
Lydia died young, and Abigail's grandfather Palfrey, was 
appointed her guardian in 1752. She grew up in his family, 
together with Joseph Balch. They had nine children. 

339 Joseph,' b. Feb. 18, 1761; d. Feb. 23, 1761. 

340 Lydia,' b. Jan. 11, 1764; d. Aug. 15, 1764. 

341 Abigail,' b. Mar. 18, 1765; d. Aug. 26, 1795, s. p. 

342 Lydia,' b. Jan. 15, 1768; d. Oct. 9, 1768. 
343* Joseph,' b. Sept. 15, 1769; d. Sept. 11, 1798. 

344 Benjamin,' b. Mar. 13, 1772; d. Aug. 2, 1773. 

345 BEN.IAMIN,' b. Aug. 10, 1774; d. Aug. 12, 1774. 

346 Lydia Jarvis,' b. Mar. 24, 1777; d. Nov. 2.3, 1777. 
347* Elizabeth,' b. April 9, 1779 ;d. Jan. 29, 1809. 

175. Johii,6 son of 97 Andrew^ and Bethiah [Lovett] Balch, 
was born at Beverly, Mass., October 12, 1735, and died at 
Keene, N. H., April 30, 1808. The records at Keene, N. H., 
show that his first wife was named Mary, but do not give her 
maiden name. They had two sons born at Keene. 

348* JOHK,' b. Dec. 10, 1757; d. Mar. 15, 1824. 
349* Timothy,' b. about 1760; d. 

John married for his second wife Safrona, by whom he had 
six more children, all of them born at Keene. 

350 Andrew,' b. ; d. Sept. 11, 1767. 

351 Ruth,' b. Nov. 26, 1767; d. 

352* Mary,' b. Feb. 10, 1770; d. Oct. 14, 1838. 

353 Safrona,' b. Feb. 14, 1773; d. 

854 Anna,' b. Deo. 10, 1775; d. Sept. 10, 1777. 

355 Anna,' b. Feb. 15, 1778; d. Sept. 1, 1799. 
In 1759, John enlisted in Captain Bayley's company for the 
French and Indian war. In 1776, he was one of the petition- 
ers to the New Hampshire legislature, remonstrating against 
inoculation with small pox -^arus. It appears that the belief 
was then current, that small pox would be more managable if 



JOHN, CALEB, BENJAMIN BALCH — BEVERLY, MASS. 69 

given by inoculation than if contracted in the usual way. It 
was therefore the custom to perform such inoculations when 
the spread of the disease was feared. This was twenty years 
before the discovery of cow-pox vaccination by Jenner. 
Revolutionary war rolls of New Hampshire, John Balch 
enlisted as a private May 1, 1777, and served for three years 
in Captain William Ellis' company, third New Hampshire. 
John was a member of the foot company of Keene, in 1773. 
He declared himself on the side of the colonies by signing the 
pledge above given in the account of his father Andrew. 

177. Oaleb.s son of 97 Andrew^ and Bethiah [Lovett] 
Balch, was born at Beverly, Mass., October 16, 1740, and died 
about 1794. He married Elizabeth M. and to them were born 
five children, all at Keene, N. H., as shown by the records of 
that town. 

356 Joanna,' b. Aug. 21, 1763; d. 

357* CirBus,' b. July 14, 1765, d. about 1605. 

358* Amos,' b. July 28, 1767 ; d. 

359* Caleb,' b. Mar. 9, 1770; d. 

360 Bethiah,' b. July 15, 1772; m. at Westmoreland, Sept. 25, 1787, 
Josiah Leach; d. 

After the birth of Bethiah, Caleb moved to Westmoreland, 
N. H., and may have had more childi-en. The roll of Captain 
Ephraim Stone's company for the year 1780, contains Caleb's 
name and shows that he was paid 589 pounds, 16 shillings. 
The roll also states that his son Cyrus received 621 pounds, 
and one shilling. Caleb served in the Eighth company of 
Colonel Reed's regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, .Jacob 
Hinds was the Captain and Isaac Street, Lieutenant. This 
regiment was at the battle of Bunker Hill. Hind's company 
was called out on various occasions for short terms of service. 
It consisted of 65 men. After the fight at Bunker Hill, it 
was credited with 39 men fit for duty. 

179. Benjamin,^ son of 97 Andrew^ and Ruth [Wood- 
bury] Balch, was born at Beverly, Mass., in 1747, or 1748. 
When about 21 years of age he married Miss Elizabeth Blake, 
by whom he had seven children. Elizabeth died in 1785. 



70 SIXTH GENERATION. 

361 Olive,' b. Mar. 17, 1769; d. Oct. 21, 1773. 

362* Thankful,' b. Apr. 23, 1772; d. 18.56. 

363* Abneb,' b. March 5, 1774; d. 

364 Elizabeth,' b. June 21, 1775; m. Jonah Edson; d. 

365* Esther,' b. Oct. 13, 1778; d. Feb. 20, 1830. 

366* Olive,' b. Aug. 25, 1780; d. after 1860. 

367* BEN.JAMIN,' b. July 23, 1783; d. Sept. 27, 1829. 

Benjamin was married second at Keene, to Miss Julia Ellis. 
by whom he had six children. 

368» Stlvanus,' b. Oct. 11, 1786; d. after 1870. 

369* Cs-NTHiA,' b. May 14, 1788; d. 1841. 

370* Adin,' b. Jan, 22, 1790; d. Apr. 2, 1859. 

371* R'illiam,' b. June 16, 1791; d. Jan. 6. 1868. 

372* JAME.S,' b. Nov. 3, 1794; d. 1885. 

373 Julia,' b. July 10, 1790; m. Nathan Rice. Two children; d. 

About 1800, Benjamin left Keene, and went to Lunenburg, 
Vermont, bought a tract of forest land, and built a log cabin 
and barn. The following winter he moved his family, the 
only conveyance being a long sled drawn by a yoke of oxen. 
Upon the sled they piled all their household goods, wife and 
babies. The older boys followed with two cows and two pigs. 
These pioneers knew well the meaning of hard work and scanty 
fare. By trade, Benjamin was a wooden bottle maker. The 
New Hampshire town papers show that Benjamin signed the 
petition against inoculation with small pox, described above 
in the account of his brother John. He owned a pew in the 
meeting house at Keene. He was a member of the foot com- 
pany of Keene in 1773, and signed with his father as one of 
the Committee of Safety in 1776. He was generally known 
as Lieutenant Benjamin Balch. He enlisted as a j^rivate in 
Capt. David Howlet's Co., January 29, 1777, and was dis- 
charged July 11, 1777. 

180. Ruth,6 daughter of 98 Jonathan^ and Esther [Hall] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct. She was married Novem- 
ber 4, 1772 to Elijah Abee, who was born at Ashford, Ct., 
July 7, 1753. The issue of this marriage was one child, born 
December 15, 1773, it died the next day. 

Elijah Abee always lived at Mansfield near 421 Thomas 



JOHN BALCH, — MANSFIELD, CONN. 71 

Balch'i' whose father 197 Henry,^ was a cousia of Ruth [Balch]. 
Abee's property all went to Thomas." 

181. John," son 100 John*^ and Elizabeth [Hall] Balch. 
He was probably born about 1737 in or near Mansfield, Con- 
necticut and died there. About 1758, he married the widow 
Bigsby, who by her first husband had two sons Orran and 
Benjamin. John had at least four sons. 

374* John,' b. Sept. 2, 1759; died Nov. 10, 1845. 
375* William,' b. ; m. Oct. 26, 1786; d. 

376* Israel,' b. ; d. 
377* Bazalael,' b. ; d. Feb. 23, 1817. 

Family tradition says that John® was married twice but 
(does not give the name of his second wife. 

182. Jonathan,« son of 101 Roger^ and Ann [Kettell] 
Balch, was born at Charlestown, Mass., Nov. 26, 174-3, and 

•died at Roxbury, Mass., about 1812. He was married Decem- 
ber 5, 1771, to Abigail Williams, of Roxbury. She died in that 
*own in November, 1815. They had eleven children, all born 
at Boston. 

378 Abigail,' b. Sept. 23, 1772; d. y. 

379* Jonathan,' b. Apr. 7, 1774; d. summer of 1803. 

380 Nabbt,' b. Mar. 14, 1776; d. y. 

581 Katy,' b. Jan. 31, 1778; m. Nehemiah W. Skilling, a merchant 

of Dorchester, Mass. ; d. 

-382* Samuel Williams,' b. Mar. 14, 1780; d. 

383 Sallt,' b. Apr. 4, 1782; d. y. 

384 David,' b. May 14, 1784; d. 

385* Alexandeb,' b. Mar. 9, 1786; d. July 5, 1812. 

386 Sally,' b. Dec. 17, 1787; d. y. 

387 Nabby,' b. June 1, 1789; d. unm. 

388 Ann,' b. Mar. 3, 1793; d. unm. over 90 years of age. 
Jonathan® was brought up in Boston by his step-father, 

Shippie Townsend, and followed his trade of block and pump 
:making. By it he gathered a fair fortune. He was the owner 
of Balch's wharf with the flats adjoining, now beneath the 
pavements of Fulton and Commercial streets, and much real 
•estate in Ann and Cross streets. He purchased the Increase 
Sumner estate in Roxbury where he passed the latter years 
of his life and on which he died. 



72 SIXTH GENERATION. 

183. Joanna,® daughter of 303 Joshua^ and Joanna [Wil- 
liams] Balch was born at North Beverly, Mass., September 11, 
1744. She was married December 22, 1795 to Abuer Pittee, 
and removed to Francestown, N. H. where she died April 22, 
1832. 

185. Ruth,® daughter of 103 Joshua^ and Joanna [Wil- 
liams] Balch was born at North Beverly, September 15, 1748, 
and was believed to be living in 1826. She was married to 
Robert Baker, April 2, 1767. 

186. Joshua,® son of 103 Joshua^ and Joanna [Williams] 
Balch was born at North Beverlj', Mass., Nov. 28, 1750, and 
died at Francestown, N. H., December 31, 1780. He married 
Rebecca, daughter of James Hopkins, of Londonderry, N. H. 
She was Joshua's second wife and by her he had one son. 

389* Joshua,' b. June 9, 1778; d. April 23, 1833. 

Joshua's first wife, whose name has not been ascertained, 
died at Francestown, September 16, 1777. She bore at least 
three children, as shown by the Francestown records, all of 
whom died young. 

187. Israel,® son of 103 Joshua^ and Joanna [Williams} '-lc 
Balch was born at North Beverly, Mass., April 1, 1753, and '' y 
died suddenly at Francestown, New Hampshire, in 1827. His S i : 
home in Francestown, was on the Lyndborough addition on 
what was known as Balch Hill. He was a mason by trade. 

He married Miss Hannah Kimball, of Beverly, on February 
2, 1772. They had five children all born at Francestown. 

390* ISBAEi,,'' b. June 29, 1773; d. May 3, 1847. 

391* Hannah,' b. March 23, 1775; d. 

392* Sally,' b. Oct. 13, 1778: d. 

393* Polly,' b. Nov. 4, 1780; d. 

394* John,' b. Oct. 1, 1782; d. 

Israel married for a second wife the widow Mary Fletcher, 
of Greenfield, New Hampshire, by whom he had six children, 
all born at Francestown. 

395* Joanna,' b. Jan. 20, 1786; d. Mar. 10, 1813. 
396* Vabion,' b. May 6, 1789; d. June 12, 1834. 
397* Pamela,' b. Nov. 7, 1791; d. Jan. 24, 1833. 



ISRAEL, ISAAC BALCH, — PEANCESTOWN, LYME, N. H. 73 

398* William,' b. Nov. 3, 1793; d. Jan. 19, 1877. 

399 Ruth,' b. Sept. 10, 1796; m. Isaac Jones; d. 

400 Betsey,' b. Oct. 2, 1797; d. 

In the year 1792 the Lyndborough addition was transferred 
from Greenfield to Francestown. 

190. Hannah,^ daughter of 103 Joshua^ and Joanna 
[Williams] Balch was born at Beverly, Dec. 26, 1760. She 
was married January 1, 1793, to Robert Edwards, of Beverly, 
a iisherman. 

191. Isaac,^ son of 103 Joshua^ and Joanna [Williams] 
Balch, was born at North Beverly, Dec. 27, 1766 and died at 
Lyme, New Hampshire, March 6, 1842. He was a mason by 
trade. He married Miss Olive Grant, and moved to Lyme, 
in 1790. His wife Olive died in 1797, leaving three chil- 
dren, all born at Lyme. 

401 Olive,' b. July 7, 1791 ; d. 

402* Isaac,' b. Sept. 29, 1793; d. Dec. 27, 1873. 

403 Joanna,' b. May 3, 1796; m. and had a large family at Frances- 
town, N. H.;d. 
Isaac® was married second to Elizabeth Bell, by whom he 
had six children all born at Lyme. Elizabeth died March 18, 
1860. 

404* Betsey,' b. Jan. 16, 1799; d. Mar. 24, 1873. 

405 Pamela,' b. Oct. 12, 1800; d. 1806. 

406* Albert,' b. Sept. 6, 1802; d. 

407* Theodobe,' b. Oct. 4, 1864; d. 

408* JoHN,'b. June 13, 1809; d. 1846. 

409 Tktjman,' b. June 4, 1814; d. 1821. 

193. Betsey,® daughter of 103 Joshua^ and Patience 
[Pitman] Balch was born at Beverly, February 10, 1772 and 
died in the same town October 13, 1863. She was married 
to Joseph Grant who was born in Beverly April 28, 1774 and 
died in the same town, February 2, 1840. 

They always lived in Beverly and their seven children were 
born there. Sally D., b. Apr. 27, 1795, d. Feb. 29, 1836, m. 
Stephen Dodge ; Joseph, b. May 5, 1802, d. Jan. 29, 1881, m. 
Mary Fames ; John Balch, b. Sept. 6, 1806, d. Aug. 1830, m. 
Rebecca Harris ; William H., b. Aug. 20, 1808, m. Mary Ann 



74 SIXTH GENERATION. 

Pousland ; Elizabeth, b. Sept. 1, 1810, d. April 8, 1836 ; m. 
William Holt; Joshua Balch, b. Oct. 19, 1812, d. Apr. 1888, 
m. Mary Lawrence ; Benjamiii D., b. Aug. 15, 1815, m. Abi- 
gail Wood. 

The above records were copied from the family Bible in 
the possession of William H. Grant, upon the old homestead 
of John BalclA Of Betsey [Balch] Grant it is said that she 
knit hose for soldiers in the Revolution, in the war of 
1812-14, and in the war of the Rebellion. 

195. Israel,^ son of 105 Veren^ and Sarah [Taylor] 
Balch, was born in Mansfield, Ct., January 26, 1751 and died 
in Mansfield. He was married in February, 1771, to Sarah, 
daughter of John Arnold. The record of the birth of their 
three eldest children is in Mansfield. He served in the Rev- 
olution, first, Sept. 2, to Nov. 2, 1776, Captain Sargent's Co., 
second, July 8, 1780 to December 8, 1780 in 4th Connecticut 
Regiment. 

410* LuciNDAj b. Apr. 3, 1772; d. 

411* Aknold,' b. Feb. 8, 1775; d. Oct. 10, 1848. 

412* Roger,'' b. May 17, 1779; d. Feb. 12, 1831. 

413* Polly," b. Apr. 10, 1785; d. Jan. 11, 1844. 

414* Chester," b. 1788; d. May 15 1847. 

415* Sylvester," b. ; d. 1S48. 

197. Henry ,'^ son of 105 Veren^ and Sarah[Taylor] Balch, 
was born in Mansfield, Connecticut, July 2, 1753, and died 
in the same town. He was married March 4, 1783, to Eliza- 
beth Kimball of Colchester, Connecticut, by whom he had 
eeven children, all born in Mansfield. 

416 Hanxah,' b. Jan. 5, 1784; d. 

417* Henry Taylor," b. Nov. 28, 1785, d. Jan. 29, 1869. 

41 S Joseph," b. Mar. 10, 1788; d. 

419* John," b. May 10, 1791 ; d. 

420 Elizabeth,' b,"Jan. 5, 1792; d. 

421* THOMAs.'b. Nov. 6, 1794;d. 

422 MOLLIE BiBBiNS,' b. July 20, 1797; d. 

199. Mary,® daughter of 105 Veren'^ and Sarah [Taylor] 
Balch, was born in Mansfield, Ct., May 26, 1760. She mar- 
ried Nathaniel Bassett, and had two children, Sarah, b. Dec. 
18, 1783 ; Nathaniel, b. Sept. 12, 1785. 



WILLIAM, DAVID BALCH, — WINDHAM, N. H., TOPSFIELD. 75 

201. Hannah,*' daughter of 105 Veren^ and Sarah [Tay- 
lor] Balch, was born at Mansiield,Connecticut, October 8, 1765. 
In 1785 she was married to Seth Jennings, who was born in 
1760. They were early settlers in Killawog, N. Y., where 
Mr. Jennings died. They had eight children, Alfred, Rufus, 
Betsey, Harry, Patty, Lenda, Seth, and an infant unnamed. 

204. Polly ,s daughter of 112 Caleb^ and Mary [Saunders] 
Balch, was born at Beverly, Mass., January 16, 1783, and died 
April 5, 1869, at Windham, N. H. She married Phineas Gor- 
don as his second wife. They lived and died upon the old 
homestead in Windham, and had no issue. Gordon died 
Sept. 7, 1863, aged 93 years. 

205. William,6 son of 112 Caleb^ and Mary [Saunders] 
Balch, was born at Windham, New Hampshire, August 31, 
1786, and died in the same town June 24, 1830. He mar- 
ried a Miss Ayers of Salem, N. H. They had no children. 
William was a soldier in the war of 1812-14. 

207. Jerusha," daughter of 112 Caleb^ and Mary [Saun- 
ders] Balch, was born at Windham, New Hampshire, Jan- 
uary 26, 1791 and died in the same town October 8, 1874. 
She married John Kelly of Derry, New Hampshire, and after 
his death returned to the old homestead where she spent the 
remainder of her life. She had no cliildren. 

211. David,6 son of 114 David^ and Hannah [Perkins] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, Mass., August 19, 1753, and died 
in the same town July 22, 1812. He was married April 21, 
1782 to Betty Burnham of Dumbarton, New Hampshire, who 
was born June 8, 1763. They had one son. 

423* David Burnham,'' b. June 29, 1784; d. Juue 27, 1860. 

Betty died Oct. 14, 1784, and David was married again 
March 19, 1786 to Sarah Peabody, daughter of Jacob and 
Sarah [Potter] Peabody, of Topsfield. She was born June 
6, 1769, and died March 2, 1845. They had three sons and 
two daughters. 



76 SIXTH GENERATION. 

424* Israel,' b. Sept. 14, 1788; d. July 7, 1S5S. 

425* POLLT,' b. Mar. 7, 1792; d. Jan. 7, 1859. 

426 Abraham,' b. Nov. 15, 1794; d. unm. Jan. 25, 1872. 

427 Daniel Perkins,' b. July 23, 1797; d. at sea. unm. Nov. 1. 1823. 
428* Sally,' b. June 19, 1800. 

David was a soldier in the Revolution and was at the battle 
of Bunker Hill. He was of a mechanical turn of mind and 
owned a foot lathe on which his son Israel learned to do 
turning. David was a self taught man. His monument 
stands in the Topsfield graveyard. 

212 Samuel,6 son of David° and Hannah [Perkins] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, Feb. 7, 1755 and died in June, 
1840. 

The date of his marriage is unknown, his wife's first name 
was Molly. They lived in Amesbury, where he was a school- 
teacher. He graduated at Harvard in 1782. They had three 
children. 

429* BEN.JAMIN B.' b. 

430 Hannah,' b. ; m. William Lowell, and had three children : 
William B., Polly A., Hannah E., and a grandson, William J. 
Lowell. 

431* Ann,' b. ; m. Henry Shoop and had two children : William 
n. and Ann M. 

Samuel's will was probated June, 1840, and Mollie's will 
was probated in Dec, 1841. 

215. Thomas,*^ son of David^ and Hannah [Perkins] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, March 29, 1761 and died March 
10, 1830. 

He was married June 14, 1761 to his cousin Dolly, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Dorothy Perkins. She died June 22, 1819, 
aged 59 years, 8 months and 12 days. No children survived 
them and they probably had none. 

Thomas left his property to his nephews, 429 Benj. B., sou 
of his brother, Samuel, and to WiUiam H., son of 423 David 
Burnham Balch. 

219. David,^ son of 115 John^ and Rebecca [Smith] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, January 4, 1740-41, and died in 
Keene, N. H., July 31, 1801. He was married Nov. 12, 17G1, 



JOHN, SAMTTEL, ROBERT BALCH — TOPSFIELD, MASS. 77 

to Esther Esty, daughter of Aaron and Esther [Richards] 
Esty, of Topsfield. She was born in 1741. David was a 
soldier in the French and Indian War of 1758. They re- 
sided in Topsfield until about 1789 when they removed to 
Keene. 

432 EsTHEB.'b. 

433* William,' b. 

434* Lydia,' b. 1765; d. Apr. 18, 1S34. 

435* David,' b. Sept. 1, 1771; d. Sept. 8, 1835. 

436 Daniel,' b. Mar. 6, 1783; d.s. p., 1827; m. Mary Clark, March 6, 

1783, lived in Danvers, Mass. 

220. John,6 son of 115 John^ and Rebecca [Smith] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, March 26, 1742, and died in the 
same town, July 25, 1798. He was married October 30, 1767, 
to Sarah, daughter of Thomas, and Sarah [Wade] Baker of 
Topsfield. She was born May 24, 1743, and died January 
16, 1831. They had one son and four daughters. 

437 Sabah,' b. Jan. 18, 1770; m. Nov. 4, 1790, Eoger Elliot, of Mid- 

dleton, Mass. 

tir ^Ili'nl?"'' i t-*-' ^- J-e 2«. l'^2- i mv. 22. 1798, John m. 

Elliot, of Middleton, Mass. 
440* JoH^-,' b. Aug. 17, 1776; d. Oct. 24, 1837. 
441 Rebecca,' b. Aug. 17, 1780; d. Sept. 8, 1802; m. Nov. 26, 1801 

JohnCummings. 

221. Samuel,^ son of 115 John^ and Rebecca [Smith] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, March 20, 1743-4, and died 
about 1820, aged 76, unmarried. His mind fell into a dis- 
ordered state several years before his father's death, and the 
other sons were directed by their father's will to provide for 
him out of his share of the estate. 

9"; 222. Robert,6 son of 115 John^ and Rebecca [Smith] 
Balch, was bapt. in Topsfield, July 28, 1745, and died at New 
Boston, N. H., August 3, 1880. He was married November 
28, 1769, to Sarah, daughter of Deacon Solomon Dodge. She 
was born June, 1752, and died March 16, 1822. 

Robert,^ was a farmer and lived in Topsfield, until 1791, 
when he removed with his family to New Boston, N. H. 



78 SIXTH GENERATION. 

442* Hannah,' b. Aug. 18, 1770; d. Mar. 20, 1867. 

443* EoBEKT,' b. Feb. 19, 1772; d. Mar. 4, 1842. 

444* Solomon,' b. Oct. 20, 1773; d. Oct. 22, 18.54. 

445 Sarah,' b. June 2, 1775; d. Oct. 11, 1776. 

446* Moses.' b. Oct. 7, 1777; d. May 7, 1813. 

447* John,' b. June 25, 1779; d. June 20, 1822. 

448 Sabah,' b. Mar. 20, 1781; d. June, 18-56; m. John Cram of 

Weare, N. H., tbey had two sons, and four daughters. 
449* DiLLET,' b. May 6, 1784; d. Oct. 19, 1864. 
450* Betsey,' b. Apr. 2, 1786; d. Nov. 10, 1813. 
451* Nancy,' b. June 10, 1789; d. Jan. 30, 1850. 
452* Allen,' b. July 19, 1791 ; d. Aug. 28, 1881. 
453* William,' b. July 20, 1793; d. Aug. 27, 1885. 
454* Eebecca,' b. Dec. 19, 1796; d. Sept. 22, 1876. 

223. Hannah/ daughter of [115] JohnS and Rebecca 
[Smith] Balch, was born in Topsfield, March 29, 1747. She 
was published to Israel Kenny, May 5, 1765. Nothing more 
has been found regarding her. 

224. Cornelius,'' son of [115] John^ and Rebecca 
[Smith] Balch, was born in Topsfield, November 26, 1749, 
and died in the same town. May 21, 1795. He was married 
April 4, 1771 to Mehitable, daughter of Jacob and Kezia 
[Gould] Dwinell of Topsfield. She survived him and was 
married second to Amos Nelson of Rowley, November 7, 
1799. She was born April 30, 1748, and died in 1844. 
Three children were born to Cornelius and Mehitable, in 
Topsfield. 

455* Abigail,' bapt. Dec. 22, 1771. 

456 Richakd,' bapt. May 15, 1774; d. Nov. 28, 1776. 

457* Mehitable,' born Feb. 1778; d. Oct. 4, 1815. 
^ 226. Roger,« son of [115] John^ and Rebecca [Smith] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, May 26, 1755 and died Janu- 
ary 8, 1842. He was a soldier in the Revolution. He was 
married May 14, 1782 to Sarah, daughter of Moses and 
Hannah [Frye] Perley, of Boxford, Mass. 

458* Pekley,' b. Aug. 5, 1783; d. May 2, 1858. 

459 MooDY,' b. Feb. 3, 1794; d. unm. Nov. 10, 1851. 

227. Rebecca,'^ daughter of [115] John^ and Rebecca 
[Smith] Balch, was born in Topsfield, March 27, 1758. She 
was married March 23, 1783 to Silas Dole of Rowley, Mass. 



JOSHUA BALCH, — TOPSFIELD, MASS. 79 

228. Joshua," son of [116] Joshua^ and Sarah [Tower] 
Balch, was born in Topsfield, July 22, 1749 and died in 
Bradford, where he then lived. He was married September 
22, 1772 to Hannah Woodman, of Bradford, by whom he 
had three children. 

460 Joshua,' b. Dec. 12, 1772; d. Oct. 1773. 

461 Joshua,' bapt. Aug. 1, 1774; d. Nov. 10, 1774. 

462 A child, b. 1776, d. without name. 

Joshua was a blacksmith by trade. His widow adminis- 
tered upon his estate. She married James Greenough in 
March, 1785. 

229. Archelaus," son of [116] Joshua^ and Sarah 
))^^ [Tower] Balch, was born in Boxford, Mass., September 29, 
i 1% 1750 and died about 1777. He was a blacksmith by trade, 

and lived in Boxford. He never married. 

231. Mehitable," daughter of 117 Freeborn^ and Mary 
[Perkins] Balch, was born at North Beverly, Mass., March 3, 
1763, and died at Hopkinton, New Hampshire, January 5, 
1853. She was married October 16, 1781, to Wilham 
Palmer, of Bradford, Mass. He was born December 10, 
1763 and died August 20, 1861. They resided at Hopkin- 
ton, and had eleven children. 
Samuel, b. Oct. 29, 1772; d. 
Polly, b. Mar. 5, 1784; d. 

Mehitable Balch, b. Dec. 7, 178.5; d. March 7, 1874. She married 
Steven Parker, of Groveland, Mass. He died Aug. 22, 1861,' aged 78 
years. They had four children -.—Alfred, b. at Groveland, Mar. 2, 1808 ; 
d. July 10, 1876, m. Adeline Parker, of Groveland, May 28, 1846, but 
had no issue; Malinda, b. Nov. 15, 1810; d. Dec. 1, 1889; Mehitable 
Balch, b. Apr. 26, 181.5; d. Nov. 8, 1881; Abiyail Palmer, b. Apr. 29, 
1818, m. George Atwood, of Groveland, Sept. 29, 1846, who died at 
Groveland, Jan. 2, 18.54, aged 35 years, leaving one daughter, Abbie 
Frances Atwood, b. Sept. 24, 1851, at Groveland, m. Edward M. Stacy, 
of Haverhill, Mass., but had no issue. 
Abigail, b. Dec. 30, 1786; d. 
William, b. Jan. 17, 1790; d. y. 
William, b. July 13, 1794; d. y. 
Moses, b. Sept. 14, 1796. 
Mary, b. July 27, 1798. 

Feb. 12, 1801. 



80 SIXTH GENERATION. 

Aaeon, b. May 19, 1805. 
William, b. Sept. 17, 1807. 

232. Benjamin,^ son of 117 Freeborn'^ aud Mary 
[Perkins] Balch, was born in North Beverly, Jan. 10, 1765, 
and died in Bradford, in 1852. He was married March 29, 
1792 to Susan, daughter of Daniel Muliken and widow of 
Caleb Norton. She died Aug. 15, 1847, aged 78 years. 
Benjamin was a farmer and miller and resided at Bradford. 
Benjamin and Susan had six children. 

464* Benjamin,' b. July 21, 1793; d. 1842. 
465 Betsey,' b. Mar. 25, 1794; d. 1796. 
466* Daniel,' b. Mar. 21, 1797; d. Aug. 21, 1875. 
467* William H.' b. Oct. 21, 1793: d. Feb. 14, 1835. 
468* SoPHBONiA,' b. Oct. 6, 1801; d. Dec. 13, 1858. 
469 Charles,' b. Apr. 17, 1810; m. Abigail Daggett, lived at Can- 
ton, Mass., no issue. 

233. Wesley Perkins," son of 117 Freeborn^ and Mary 
[Perkins] Balch, was born in North Beverly, August 14, 
1766, and died in Haverhill, April 27, 1827. His fii-st wife 
was Margaret Lord, of Ipswich. She died at Haverhill, Sep- 
tember 10, 1807. For a time they resided in Bradford, where 
their eldest daughter, Margaret, was born ; about 1797 they 
removed to Haverhill, where he kept a country store, and 
was one of the earliest shoe manufacturers in Haverhill. 
They had seven childi-en. 

470* Margaret,' b. July 24, 1796; d. Jan. 4, 1872. 

471* Wesley,' b. Mar. 25, 1798; d. July 5, 1853. 

472* John,' b. Jan. 7, 1800; d. May 28, 1868. 

473 Matilda,' b. Oct. 29, 1801 ; d. Oct. S, 1802. 

474 Matilda,' b. Feb. 1, 1804; d. unm. Jan. 6, 1849, in Thomastown, 

Me. of consumption. 

475 Jacob,' b. Jfov. 25, 1806; d. in infancy. 
476* Sophia,' b. Sept. 5, 1807; d. Mar. 22, 1855. 

Wesley P. married for his second wife Miss Susan Osborn, 
on Novembers, 1808; she was born in Bos.ton in 1772, and 
died February 28, 1844. Three children was the issue of 
this marriage. 

477 Susan Boardman,' b. Aug. 20, 1809; d. Oct. 23, 1809. 

478* Susan Osborn,' b. June 11, 1811; d. Dec. 5, 1878. 

479 Mary Boaedman,' b. Mar. 7, 1813; d. July 27, 1816. 



ABIGAIL BALCH, — MANGEKVILLE, N. S. 81 

234. Abigail,*^ daughter of 117 Freeborn^ and Mary 
[Perkins] Balch, was born at Beverly, Aug. 19, 1768, and 
died at Blackville, New Brunswick, August 7, 1842. She 
was married January 22, 1789, at her father's residence in 
Haverhill, Mass., to James Christie, who died about 1793. 
Christie was a Loyalist during the Revolution, and found it 
unpleasant to remain in the United States after peace was 
declared and therefore removed to New Brunswick. They 
had two sons. 

James, b. Oct. 22, 1789; d. Sept. 24, 1893. He m. Sarah Hum- 
ph erys of St. John, New Brunswick, and had four children: 
— Margaret, m. William Selden, and had four children, Helen, 
Serah, Nancy and James Wesley ; James, m. Sarah Coughlan, 
and had three children ; Mary, d. unm. ; T. Wesley, m. Cathe- 
rine Bryant. 
Wesley, b. Oct. 4, 1792; m. Sarah Weaver, and had seven 
children : — Thomas, Abagail, George, Sarah, Mary Ann, Bar- 
bary and Wesley. 
Abigail,^ was married second, October 25, 1795, to Brit- 
ish Nathaniel Underbill, who was born in New York, June 22, 
1773, and died at Blackville, New Brunswick, October 9, 
1850. His father was a Loyalist, and found it unpleasant to 
remain in the United States, so in 1783 he removed with his 
family to Mangerville, St. Johns, New Brunswick. In 1806 
he removed to Blackville. Abigail and nearly all of her 
descendants were Episcopalians. They had five children, 
born at Mangerville, and one, the youngest, born at Black- 
ville, as follows : 

William Trtan, b. Aug. 28, 1796 ; d. Feb. 24, 1814. 
Noah Bishop, b. Aug. 8, 1798 ; died Aug. 6, 1850, at Blackville. 
m. in 1828, Miss Catherine Meehan, who was b. in 1813; d. 
May 22, 1881. Their children were Mary, d. unm. aged 
22; Catherine, d. y. ; John, b. 1829; d. 1887; m. Ann Fisher, who 
d. 1876; had twelve children. 
Bbitish Nathaniel 2d, b. June 26, 1800; d. Oct. 1, 1883; m. Mary 
Kennedy of York County, N. B., April IS, 1822. She d. Sept. 
23, 1882. They had nine children. William Tryon, b. March 
8, 1823; m. Euphemia Smith, July 18, 1850. Issue, nine chil- 
dren. British Nathaniel 3d, b. Jan. 31, 1827; d. Feb. 23, 1892; 
m. Mary ColwelJ, Oct. 16, 1857. They had six children; 
Abigail, b. April 5, 1829; m. a Mr. Johnson; no issue; Thomas 
Ward, b. April 15, 1831 ;m. Lives in California, has one son; 



82 SIXTH GENERATION. 

James Wesley, b. May 16, 1833 ; m. Cynthia Colwell. Issue 
six children. Susan, b. Aug. 31, 1835; m. Chas. Mitchell. No 
issue. MarT/ Jane, b. Oct. 22, 1839; m. James Fisher. No 
issue. Sarah Hannah, b. June 11, 1843, unm. ; Eliza Rebecca, 
b. Jan. 27, 1848; m. No issue. 

Thomas Ward, b. May 17, 1803; d. Dec. 2, 1873, at Blackville; 
m. April 5, 1827, to Mary, daughter of John Sutherland. She 
was born July 23, 1809; d. May .30, 1894, at Blackville. They 
always lived upon the old homestead at Blackville; their 
children were ThomasWard, m. Abigail Colwell. They had 
seven children. Mary Ann, b. May 4, 1829; m. Oct. 16, 1856, 
to John Flett, of Nelson, N. B. He was born Feb. 1, 1822; 
d. July 2, 1889. They had seven children ; Thomas Ward, 
Geo. Edward Albert, Charles Frederick, Mary Jane, Susan 
Grace, John Addison, William James. William Tryon, b. 
March 22, 1832; m. July 27, 18-56, Abigail Coughlan. Five 
children: Charles Inkerman, b. June 10, 1857, d. May 7, 
1864; Elizabeth Alena, b. Oct. 7, 1858; d. Nov. 3, 1858; 
William Willett, b. Nov. 29, 1860; Charlotte Elizabeth, 
b. April 4, 1864; Jacob David, b. Dec. 2, 1866, d. y. British 
Nathaniel Tarlton, b. Oct. 13, 1834; m. Aug. 9, 1866, Grace 
Mitchell. She was born Aug. 5, 1842; d. March 24, 1874. 
Issue, four children; Anna Mary,Grace Mable, Bessie Louisa 
and Alice Janet. Susan Abigail, b. March, 1838 ; d. Dec. 19, 
1879; m. James M. Crawford. Five children; Albert, Mary, 
Charles, James, and Tryau Albert. John Albert, b. Nov. 27, 
1841 ; m. Elizabeth Smith. Five children; Cruden Alexander, 
Beverly Addison, Blanche Susan, Mary Eliza and John Albert. 
Hannah Moore, b. Sept. 27, 1843; m. James W. Coughlin, 
ten children. Alfredine Ernesta, b. October 24, 1845; d. Nov. 
21, 1872; m. Louisa A. E. Mitchell. One child, Alfred Ernest. 
Arthur Averilt, b. Oct. 22, 1848, d. Jan. 8, 1893; Jati^es 
Hudson, b. July 4, 1852; m. Elizabeth I. Smith. Issue, nine 
children. 

Maby, b. June 1, 1805; d. Jan. 16, 1855; m. Thomas Coughlan, 
of Prince Edward's Island. Issue, nine children, two d. y. 
Thomas, William, Nathaniel, David, James W., Senjattiin, 
Mary. 

BENJAJII^' Nelson, b. July 1, 1809; d. May 10, 1852; m. Mary 
Armstrong, Aug. 25, 1844. Three children, two d. y. ; son, 
British Nathaniel, m. Annie Hoolarin. Have five children; 
Kenneth, Joseph, Benjamin, John and Myrtle. 

235. Eunice,^ daughter of 117 Freeborn^ and Mary 
[Perkins] Balch, was born at Beverly, Mass., April 4, 1771, 
and died at Haverhill, Mass., March 21, 1855. About the 
year 1794 she was married to William, son of William and 



EUNICE BALCH, — BRADFORD, HAVERHILL, MASS. 83 

Lydia [Paxton] Harmon. He was born at Braintree, Mass., 
December 1, 1760, and died at Haverbill, May 16, 1857. 
They had ten children, all of whom were born at Peterboro, 
N. H., except the eldest, who was born at Braintree, and the 
youngest, who was born at Bradford, Mass. In 1797 William 
Harmon, with his wife and one child, removed from Braintree 
to Peterboro, where he bought a large farm, upon which they 
continued to live until February, 1815, when he removed 
with his family to Bradford. In the fall of 1820 they moved 
to Haverhill, where they spent the remainder of their days. 
William and Eunice were Baptists. Their children were : 

William Weslet, b. Jan. 7, 1797; d. Jan. 17, 1881, at Ed- 
wards, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 25, 1823, Miss Harriet Viall, of Ed- 
wards. She was b. Nov. 8, 1805, and died in 1886. They 
had seven children, all born at Edwards. Eunice, b. Mar. 16, 
1824; d. in Mich.; m. Sardine S. Van Ornum, of Edwards, 
Sept., 1843. Susan Viall, b. Dec. 7, 1826; m. Chauncy C. 
Gibbons, of Russell, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1855. Paul Osgood, b. 
June 21, 1829; d. Apr. 25, 1864, at Edwards; m. Mary Titus, 
of Edwards, Mch. 22, 1853. Altha, b. July 23, 1830; d. Feb. 
10, 1884, at Pitcairn, N. Y. ; m. John W. Laidlaw, of Hart- 
ford, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1851. Adoniram Judson, b. Aug. 3, 1832; 
d. y. Sophronia, h. Jan. 26, 1834; m. Ai Laidlaw, of Her- 
mon, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1867. Wesley Porter, b. Oct. 13, 1838; 
m. Nancy Laidlaw, of Herman, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1860. 
Mart Balch, b. 1798; d. y, 

David Porteb, b. Mch. 11, 1800; d. Nov. 11, 1869, at Ha- 
verhill, Mass. ; m. Almira, daughter of Moses Sargent, 
who was born at Candia, N. H. Her grandfather, who was 
also named Moses, was a soldier in the Revolution. She was 
b. at Candia, Jan. 18, 1802, and died July 13, 1875, at Haver- 
hill. David P. and Almira Harmon had five children, all b. 
at Haverhill. Henry Porter, Jr., b. June 11, 1835; d. Jan. 15, 
1855, at Haverhill. Walter Scott, b. May 10, 18.37; served in 
the Union army in the war of the rebellion; was wounded at 
South Mountain. George Keeley, b. July 2, 1840; m. at 
Brooklyn, N. Y., in March, 1868, to Cornelia Willis [Vogt] 
Douglas. She was born June 17, 1841, and was the widow of 
James Douglas, of Brooklyn, and had two children, Cornelia 
Maria and Hugh Henry. George K. and Cornelia W. had 
four children, all b. in Brooklyn: David Porter, 3d, b. July 
28, 1869; d. March 30, 1875. Louisa Livington, b. Sept. 10, 
1871; d. Oct. 17, 1872. George Howard, b. Aug. 17, 1873. 
Annie Olivia Vogt, b. Feb. 22, 1876. George Keeley served 



84 SIXTH GENERATION. 

in the war of the rebellion. Mary Frances, b. Jan. 4, 1842; 
m. W. J. Flanders, of Plaistow, N. H., June 17, 1868. He 
was born in Plaistow in 1842. Edward Willard, b. Aug. 16, 
1843. 

Hkbbebt Sumneb, b. June 5, 1801; d. May 10, 1852. 

Ltdia Poeter, b. May 4, 1802; d. Oct. 11, 1869, unm., at New- 
buryport. 

Eunice Balch, b. April 19, 1804; d. May 30, 1888, unm., at 
Haverhill. 

Benjamin Balch, b. at Peterboro, N. H., Sept. 1, 1806; d. Jan. 
24, 1874, at Edwards, N. Y. He was married at East Haver- 
hill, Mass., Nov. 30, 1830, to Eliza White, daughter of Dea. 
Humphrey and Kebecca Chase. She was bom Oct. 11, ISOiJ, at 
Plaistow, N.H., and died July 3, 1844, at Haverhill. They had 
five children. Charles Porter, b. Dec. 6, 1831, at Bradford, 
Mass., d. in 1865 at Haverhill; m. Louise G. Witherell, of 
North Falmouth, Mass., Oct. 30, 1855. They had two children, 
Julius, d. y.; Julia, d. y. Ann Eliza, b. Dec. 1, 1833, at Ha^ 
verhill; m. about 1852, Charles, son of Kufus Kimball, of 
Bradford. They had three children, Annie, Florence, 
and Charles. William Henry, b. Aug. 5, 1836, at East 
Haverhill; m. about 1876, at Edwards, N. Y., Mary Rice, a 
widow. Abbie Sweetzer, b. July 24, 1839, at East Haverhill; 
m. at Bradford, June 30, 1860, James M. Witherell, of North 
Falmouth, Mass. They had two children, Lizzie and Horace. 
Almira Porter, b. Aug. 19, 1841; m. George W. Clark, of 
Portsmouth, N. H., and had one daughter, Mira. After 
the death of Benjamin's wife he moved to Edwards, 
and there, November 11, 1857, he was married to Mary, 
daughter of Abner and Elizabeth Rice, of Edwards. 
They had seven children. Daniel Wesley, b. Aug. 10, 1858; 
Mary Louise, b. Nov. 1, 1859; Ebenezer Porter, b. Jan. 15, 
1861; Nellie May, b. May 15, 1864; Eunice Balch, b. Dec. 23, 
1866; Sarah Adelaide, b. Oct. 23, 1869; Eva St. Clair, b. Sept. 
28, 1871, d. May 24, 1873. 

Ebenezer LoBD, b. March 11, 1808; d. April 26, 1878, at Ed- 
wards, N. Y.; m. Sept. 26, 1830, PhilaViall, b. April 15, 
1813, at Russell, N. Y. They had two children, Javies, b. 
Oct. 13, 1832, at Edwards, N. Y. ; m. April 30, 1859, to Louise 
Johnson. Charles Viall, b. April 19, 1836, at Edwards, N. Y. ; 
m. Jan. 1, 1861, to Mariette Maltby, of Russell, N. Y. 

Geobge Osgood, b. Jan. 27, 1809; d. Dec. 1, 1881, at Haverhill, 
Mass.; m. Dec. 5, 1855, Margaret Osborne, of Dover, N. H., 
b. April 11, 1833. 

Nancy Maria, b. Feb. 11, 1811; d. Dec. 9, 1892, at Yellow Medi- 
cine, Minn. She was married at Haverhill, April 5, 1846, to 
W. C. Pike, of Newburyport, Mass. He was b. Nov. 



JOHN BALCH, — MEDFIELD, MASS. 85 

20, 1807, and died at East Douglas, Mass., Aug. 29, 1880. 
They had four children: Althea Maria, b. March 11, 
1848; m. at Weston, Vt., Aug. 19, 1868, Gamaliel L. Jones, of 
Hubbardtown, Vt. and they had five children; Eoa St. Clair, 
b. Sept. 18, 1853; m. at Holland, Mass., Sept. 21, 1875, 
Francis F. Young, of East Douglas, Mass. ; Sarah Adelaide, 
b. April 10, 1855; d. Jan. 1, 1868; daughter, d. unnamed. 
Jambs, b. Sept. 9, 1818; d. Sept. 7, 1888, at Edwards, N. Y.; m. 
Caroline A., daughter of Francis and Betty Butters, Dec. 29, 
1841. Seven children: Caroline B., b. Jan. 25, 1843; d. y. 
James William, b. July 1, 1844, at Haverhill; m. Jan. 18, 
1870, Cordelia A. Shaw, daughter of Elijah and Abigail Shaw, 
of Edwards, b. July 24, 1846, d. Feb. 18, 1885. Five children: 
Viola Abigail, b. July 28, 1872; Frank Henry, b. Sept. 26, 
1874; Florence Grace, b. Sept. 12, 1877, d. Sept. 10, 1882; 
Eugene Blaine, b. Dec. 14, 1879; James Merriman, b. May 4, 
1882. Carrie A., b. Aug. 2, 1817; d. y.; Elizabeth Porter, b. 
Feb. 18, 1849; Charles Luther, b. Oct. 5, 1850; m. Nov. 27, 
1879, Alice B., daughter of Henry and James Thompson, b. 
Jan. 1, 1863; d. Nov. 7, 1887; Julia A., b. Sept. 3, 1852, d. y.; 
Ellsworth Scott, b. March 16, 1861, d. y. 

236. John,« son of 117 FreebornS and Mary [Per- 
kins] Balch, was born in Beverly, July 18, 1772, and died 
in 1849, at Medfield, Mass. He was married July 22, 1792, 
to Phebe, daughter of William and Lydia [Faxon] Harmon, 
of Braintree, Mass. She was born June 7, 1772, and died 
in 1861. They had nine children. John was a farmer, and 
lived in Medfield. 

480* Wbslby PBRiaNS,7 b. Sept. 2, 1794; d. Sept. 24, 1850. 

481* Phebb,' b. April 18, 1797; d. 

482 Enoch H.,' b. May 7, 1799; d. unm. 1825; buried in Medfield. 

483* John,' b. May 1, 1801 ; d. 1869. 

484* Benjamin,' b. Jan. 11, 1804; d. April 28, 1888. 

485* Ebenezbb H.,' b. Jan. 28, 1806; d. 1878. 

486 Mabt Battelle,' b. June 27, 1807; d. 1840; m. George Davis. 

487 Lydia H.,' b. March 18, 1808; m. 1831, Orin Nichols of Lowell. 

488 Bethsheba Ellen,' b. Nov. 17, 1812; d. 1876; m. George Ms^ 

son; ch., George and Harry, bothd. unm. 

237. Thomas,6 son of 124 Thomas^ and Mary [Sum- 
ner] Balch, was born at Dedham, Mass., August 31, 1738. 
He was in the French and Indian war, and died at Albany, 
N. Y., September 29, 1756, from disease contracted while on 
an expedition to Crown Point. 



bb SIXTH GKNERATION. 

238. Mary ,6 daughter of 124 Thomas^ and Mary [Sum- 
ner] Balch, was born at Dedham, November 16, 1740, and 
died November 3, 1815. Sbe was married by her father to 
Rev. Manasseh Cutler, D. D., LL.D., of Hamilton, October 
8, 1766. Their children were as follows : 

Ephraim, b. at Edgertown, Mass., April 13, 1767. He remained 
in Killingly, Ct., until the death of his grandfather, Heze- 
kiah; married April 8, 1787, Leah Atwood, of K. ; removed 
to Marietta, Ohio, in 1795; appointed Judge of Court of 
Common Pleas by Gov. St. Clair; was Representative of Ter- 
ritorial Government in 1801-2. 
Jebvase, b. atEdgertown, Sept. 17, 1768; d. at Evansville, Ind., 
Jan. 25, 1844. Went vrith first party under Gen. Putnam 
which made the first settlement in the U. S. northwest of the 
Ohio river; was an officer in the U. S. army, married, and 
had three sons and several daughters. 
Maet, b. at Dedham, May 3, 1771 ; married Dr. Joseph Torrey, of 
Beverly. Prof. Torrey, of Burlington, Vt., was a descendant. 
Charles, b. at Haverhill, March 26, 1773; d. at Ames, Athens 

county, O., in 1802; graduated at Harvard. 
Lavinia, b. Aug. 6, 1775; married, and lived in Salem andDan- 

vers; left no children. 
Temple, b. April 10, 1778; d. same year. 

Elizabeth, b. in Hamilton, July 4, 1779; married Mr. Fitcli 
Pool, of Danvers, and lived in Peabody. A descendant, Mr. 
Fitch Pool, was Librarian in the Peabody Institute. 
Temple, b. in Hamilton, Feb. 24, 1782; d. Nov. 5, 1857; always 
lived in Hamilton. 
Rev. Manasseh Cutler was a man of high abilities 
and reputation. He was born at Killingly, Conn., May 
3, 1742. [His grandfather was John Cutler, who removed to 
Killingly from Lexington, Mass., about 1700. His father was 
Hezekiah, born in 1706 ; married in 1780, Susan Clarke ; died 
1793, aged 87 years.] He graduated at Yale in 1765 ; mar- 
ried Mary Balch, 1766 ; then engaged in business at Nan- 
tucket. Studied law, afterwards theolog}', with his father-in- 
law ; was ordained at Ipswich Hamlet [now Hamilton], Sept. 
11, 1771. He served one year as chaplain in the Revolution- 
ary war, and afterwards as surgeon. He gave great attention 
to botany, and soon became noted for his scientiiic attain- 
ments. In January, 1781, he was elected a member of the 



-BENJAMIN BALCH, — DEDHAM, MENDON, DANVEBS, MASS. 87 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences ; many communica- 
tions from him are printed in their volumes ; was also a 
member of the leading scientific societies of this country and 
in Europe. In 1791 he received the honorary degree of LL. D. 
from Yale. He, in connection with Gen. Rufus Putnam, who 
has been called the " Father of the Northwest," was very 
active in promoting emigration to the west, secured the grant 
from Congress of a large tract of land in Ohio, and won for 
himself the title of Prince of Lobbyists. [See Harper's 
Monthly for September, 1885.] 

In 1800 he was elected to Congress, and served two terms 
as Representative. He died at Hamilton, July 28, 1823, in 
his 82d year. 

239. Benjamin,^ son of 124 Thomas^ and Mary [Sum- 
ner] Balch, was born at Dedham, Mass., February 12, 1743. 
He was graduated from Harvard College in 1763. He stud- 
ied theology with his father, and evidently commenced preach- 
ing quite early, for while occupying a pulpit at Machias, 
Maine, one of his auditors, a pretty Irish girl, caught his eye 
and fancy, and in 1764 they were married. 

This young woman was Miss Joanna O'Brien. She was 
born at Searboro, Maine, and died at Barrington, N. H., 
September 1, 1820. Her brothers Jeremiah, John and Joseph, 
were all noted privateersmen, during the Revolution. 

Rev. Benjamin returned to Dedham, with his wife, soon 
after their marriage, and he there temporarily occupied a 
pulpit. He then made a contract with the congregation of 
Mendon, South Precinct, and was settled over that church. 

Benjamin remained as the pastor of the Mendon church for 
five years, when some differences arose regarding his salary, 
and he left them quite abruptly, and sold his property to a 
Quaker. This was almost an unpardonable sin in the eyes 
of the people. 

In 1772 he established his home at New Mills, a part of 
Danvers, Mass., now known as Danversport, and here his fam- 
ily lived for eleven years. He was settled over no church 



88 SIXTH GENERATION. 

but filled supplies in the vicinity, when not away in the ser- 
vice of the Army or Navy. 

Benjamin Balch was admitted to Jordan Lodge of F. and 
A. M. of Danvers. 

As Lieutenant of a Danvers Company, Capt. Edmund 
Putnam, commander, he marched with it to Lexington, April 
19, 1775, and participated in the battle on that day. 

He served in turn as Chaplain in Colonel Ephrim Doolittle's 
Regiment ; the Frigate Boston, Captain McNeil, and other 



In 1781 he was with the Frigate Alliance, Captain John 
Barry, when she conveyed the U. S. Ambasador to France. 
This vessel was in a severe engagement with a British ship 
and brig, which they captured off Halifax. The fierceness 
of the battle so excited the chaplain that he seized a musket 
and fought with such ardor that his exploits earned for him 
the sobriquet of " The Fighting Parson." 

Benjamin's son Thomas was with him in the Alliance, and 
served as powder monkey. After the batttle he met his son 
with great joy and exclaimed, " What, Tom, are you alive ! " 

In August, 1784, he was settled over the church at Barring- 
ton, N. H., where he preached over thirty years, greatly be- 
loved by his people. The Barrington records show that he 
performed the ceremony at nearly all the weddings in the 
vicinity. 

Death came to him suddenly, on May 4, 1815. But a 
few days before, old age had led him to preach his farewell 
sermon and bring his thirty years pastorate to a close. 
He fell dead while walking through the town. He was hur- 
ried in the woods about 40 rods to the northwest of his 
home, where he for so many years had lived. Tradition says 
that his faithful little dog refused to forsake him even in 
death, and died upon his grave. 

Benjamin and Joanna had twelve children. The two eld- 
est were born at Dedham, the next two at Mendon, the next 
five at Danvers, and three at Barrington. 



BENJAMIN BAIiCH, — BARKINGTON, N. H. 89 

489* Thomas/ b. Oct. 2, 1765; d. Jan. 16, 1840. 

490* Benjamin,' b. Jan. 5, 1768; d. Apr. 10, 1809. 

491* Mart," b. June 11, 1770; d. Aug. 30, 1855. 

492* John,' b. Sept. 4, 1772; d. Aug. 5, 1843. 

493* William,' b. Jan. 17, 1775; d. Aug 31, 1842. 

494* George Washington,' I ,.„. „ . n^t- ifi nr:- ^ '^- •^"°« 21, 1826. 

495* HoKATio Gates,' ^ twms,b. Oct.l6,lT77, | ^ 1350 

496* Joanna,' b. July 3, 1780; d. in 1866. 

497* Martha,' b. Jan. 19, 1783, d. Feb. 1866. 

498* Jeremiah O.,' b. July 81, 1785; d. Nov. 4, 1875. 

499 Hannah,' b. July 20, 1791; m. Mr. Church; d. 

500 Joseph,' b. Nov. 7, 1794; d. June 22, 1797. 

240. Elizabeth,^ daughter of 124 Thomas^ and Mary 
[Sumner] Balch, was born at South Dedham, September 2, 
1746, and died in that town, September 15, 1820. She mar- 
ried Jonathan Dean, of South Dedham, May 8, 1766. She 
left many descendants in South Dedham. Samuel Holmes, 
b. May 7, 1767; Francis, b. Mar. 24, 1769 ; Ebenezer, b. May 
17, 1772, d. Oct. 23, 1854 ; Balch, b. Mar. 7, 1775 ; Mary. 

241. Lucy ,5 daughter of 124 Thomas^ and Mary (Sum- 
ner) Balch, was born at Dedham, January 10, 1748, and died 
March 17, 1776. 

She married Rev. Moses Everett, of Dorchester, Mass., Nov- 
ember 24, 1774. No issue. Everett was an uncle of Hon. 
Edward Everett. 

242. Irene,« daughter of 124 Thomas^ and Mary [Sum- 
ner] Balch, was born at Dedham, February 6, 1753, and died 
in July, 1815. She married Dr. Elijah Hewins, of Sharon, 
Mass., Dec. 10, 1797. 

243. Hannah," daughter of 124 Thomas^ and Mary 
[Sumner] Balch, was born December 10, 1755, at Dedham. 
She died April 17, 1839. She married Rev. Jabez Chicker- 
ing [who was her father's successor at South Dedham] , April 
22, 1777. Chickering was born at Dover, Mass., November 
4, 1753, and died March 12, 1812. He graduated from Har- 
vard University in 1774, and was ordained at South Dedham, 
July 3, 1776, and continued to be pastor of that church to 
the date of his death. Their children were as follows : 



90 SIXTH GENEBATION. 

Lucy, b. March 12, 1778; d. unm. July 5, 1796. 

Joseph, b. April 30, 1780; d. Jan. 27, 1844. Graduated from 
Harvard University 1799; was a clergyman; settled in Wo- 
burn, Mass., 1804, and in rhillipston, 1822. 

Jabez, b. Auof. 28, 1782; d. Oct. 20, 1826. Graduated at Harvard 
University 1804; was a lawyer; lived in South Dedham and 
in Monroe, Mich., where he died. 

Elizabeth, b. June 28, 1785; married Rev. Samuel Gay, of 
Hubbardston, Mass. 

Thomas Balch, b. April 24, 1788; d. June, 1817; manied Susan 
Swift; lived in Louisville, Ky., where he died. 

Hannah, b. Aug. 8, 1802; married, Feb. 2, 1826, John Kings- 
bury Briggs, M. D.; married second, Samuel Fletcher, a law- 
yer, Feb. 13, 1S47. 
244. Thomas.e son of 124 Thomas^ and Mary [Sum- 
ner] Balch, was born at Dedham, Feb. 21, 1761 ; was a sol- 
dier in the Revolution, and died unmarried in 1780. 

247. Rebecca.e daughter of 127 William^ and Rebecca 
[Bailey] Balch, was born at Bradford, July 29, 1763. She 
married, Nov. 26, 1786, Niles Tilden, a ship's carpenter, from 
Marshfield, Mass. Her grandfather. Rev. Wm. Balch, offici- 
ated. They lived in Bradford until their children were born, 
then in Salem awhile, then in Methuen, where she died. 
Niles married Rhoda Little, of Marshfield; resided in Me- 
thuen on a farm ; removed to New Bedford, where he was a 
cigar manufacturer. Lucretia, d. y. Convers, d. aged 30 
years, married Mary Chamberlain ; lived in Salem ; had chil- 
dren. 

248. Sarah.e daughter of 127 William^ and Rebecca 
[Bailey] Balch, was born at Bradford, August 26, 1765, and 
died October 2, 1838. She was married March 10, 1789, to 
Deacon Daniel Stickney, of Bradford. He was a son of 
Capt. Thomas and Sarah [Tenney] Stickney. He died May 
8, 1840. They had six children : Benjamin, b. July 14, 
1790 ; d. July 21, 1790. Leonard, b. September, 1791 ; d. 
Jan. 10, 1795. Daniel, b. July, 1793 ; d. Jan. 2, 1795. Sa- 
rah, b. March, 1796 ; d. unm. Sept. 28, 1817. Daniel Balch, 
b. July 21, 1798 ; d. in Groveland ; married Ann, daughter of 
Samuel L. Parker, Mary, b. July 22, 1800 ; d. Feb. 2, 1874 ; 



WILLIAM, JONATHA:^, BENJAMIN, — BRADFORD, MASS. 91 

married her second cousin, William, son of Samuel and Betty 
[Balch] Savary. 

249. William.s son of 127 William^ and Rebecca [Bailey] 
Balch, was born at Bradford, July 9, 1767, and died July 9, 

1862. He never married. He owned and occupied the old 
homestead of his ancestors at Groveland, formerly Bradford, 
and willed it to his nephew 505 Thomas Hutchinson" Balch. 

250. Jonathan,6 son of 127 William^ and Rebecca 
[Bailey] Balch, was born at East Bradford, June 18, 1769, 
and died April 4, 1838, upon the place where his uncle Na- 
thaniel once lived. He was married three times, first, August 
13, 1796, to Abigail, daughter of Deacon Phineas and Susan 
[Stickney] Carlton, of Bradford. She was born November 
1, 1773, and died August 4, 1802. The fruits of this marriage 
were three children : 

501* Phineas Cablton,' b. June 20, 1797; d. Jan. 24, 1880. 

502* Leonard,' b. Sept. 18, 1799; d. Aug. 9, 1871. 

503* William,' b. May 7, 1802; d. Oct. 25, 1841. 
Jonathan married second, November 29, 1803, Mehitable, 
a sister to his first wife. She was born October 16, 1769, and 
died Sept. 20, 1830, at Bradford. They had five children : 

504 Ubiah,' b. Oct. 7, 1805; d. unm. Nov. 23, 1832. 

505* Thomas Hutchinson,' b. Marc]i20, 1807. 

506* Jonathan,' b. Oct. 5, 1808; d. Nov. 15, 1892. 

io8 itioS' 1 1^'-^*- ^- J^°- "■ 1811 ; t°*^ ^- y- 

Jonathan married third, April 3, 1832, Mrs. Betsey [Clay] 
Danforth. She was born February 2, 1774, and died July, 
1850. She was the widow of Eliphalet Danforth. 

253, Benjamin.^ son of 127 William^ and Rebecca 
[Bailey] Balch, was born at Bradford, November 9, 1774, 
and died June 6, 1860. He was a watchmaker by trade. On 
the 13th day of July, 1796, he moved from Bradford to 
Salem, where he afterwards lived. He was married Dec. 4, 
1800, to Lois, daughter of Moses H. Phippen. She died in 

1863, aged 81 years. Benjamin learned his trade with his 
cousin Daniel, of Newburyport. Benjamin and Lois had ten 
children : 



92 SIXTH GENERATION. 

609* LoinsA,' b. July 12, 1802; d. 1837. 

510* Benjamin,' b. Jan. 25, 1804; d. Nov. 5, 1863. 

511* James,' b. Feb. 21, 1806; d. November, 1846. 

512* William,' b. Feb. 1, 1808; d. 187-. 

513* Moses Phippin,' b. Jan. 23, 1810. 

514* Claeissa,' b. June 22. 1812; d. 1842. 

515 Geokge,' b. March 30, 1814; d. April 25, 1814. 

516 LucT Ann,' b. Aug. 2.5, 1815; d. unrn. Aug. 26, 18;35. 

517 Caroline,' b. Oct. 12, 1818; d. unm. Sept 13, 1878. 
518* Heney FP.EEBOEN,' b. Nov. 24, 1820. 

254. Mary, or Polly,« daughter of 127 WilliamS and Re- 
becca [Bailey] Balch, was born at Bradford, December 3, 
1776, and died July 9, 1847. She was married April 19, 
1798, to Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Abigail [Savory] 
Wallingford, of East Bradford. Charles, d. y. Rebecca, b. 
April 6, 1801 ; married Osgood George, son of Eliphalet and 
Susan [Nichols] Boynton, of Haverhill, a shoe manufac- 
turer. Sophia, b. 1804 ; d. unm. 1856. Clarissa, b. 1811 ; d. 
unm. June 15, 1880. Charles, b. Dec. 8, 1812 ; d. Sept. 26, 
1885 ; married Elizabeth H., daughter of Moses H. and Polly 
[Hale] Palmer; they had four children, Byi-ou, Mary, 
Thomas and Fanny. 

257. Daniel,6 son of 130 DanieP and Hannah [Clemens] 
Balch, was born at Newburyport, March 1, 1761, and died at 
the same town, October 13, 1835. He followed the occupa- 
tion of his father, a watchmaker, at Newburyport. He was 
a man of strong common sense, just and honest, quite irasci- 
ble, and when aroused apt to use expressions more forcible 
than polite. He was a Federalist, and very vituperative of 
Andrew Jackson. Pecuniarily he was in moderate ciicum- 
stances, and dependent on his trade. He had a comfortable 
home, with considerable land, on which he raised hay and 
vegetables. He was a great lover of tulips, the border of the 
middle path of his garden back of his house was gay with 
them in their season. Among them were the Dutch tuUps, 
which he esteemed as rare. 

He was of an inventive mind. From the upper story of 
his house, attached to clockwork, he suspended a cord with 



THOMAS HUTCHINSON BALCH, — NEWBUETPORT, MASS. 93 

a -weight attached, so that when wound up it would turn the 
spit on which was the turkey or goose to roast. 

He attended the Unitarian Church, but was not a commu- 
nicant, and, in fact, was skeptically inclined, finding the ori- 
gin of the universe and the destiny of man subjects too vast 
and mysterious to cope with. 

He married fu-st, November 27, 1783, Miss Lucy Hodge, 
daughter of Charles Hodge. She was born at Newburyport, 
April 6, 1760, and died December 27, 1797. The issue of 
this marriage was six children : 

519* Hannah,' b. Oct. 14, 1784; d. March 20, 1828. 

520* Elizabeth,' b. March 18, 1786; d. Oct. 17, 1873. 

521* Chables Hodge,' b. Oct. 29, 1787; d. Nov. 18, 1852. 

522* Daniel,' b. June 16, 1790; d. Nov. 17, 1858. 

523 William,' b. May 12, 1793; d. June 13, 1794. 

524* William,' b. July 20, 1795; d. June 26, 1886. 

Daniel married second, December 2, 1798, Martha Tarbox, 
by whom he had two sons. She died August 16, 1802. 

525* John Theodobic,' b. Oct. 13, 1799; d. Feb. 24, 1847. 

526 George,' b. March 31, 1802; d. Oct. 9, 1802. 

Daniel married third, July 10, 1804, Mrs. Elizabeth Mur- 
ray. She died November 16, 1819, aged 45 years. No issue. 

259. Thomas Hutchinson,^ son of 130 DanieP and 
Hannah [Clemens] Balch, was born at Newburyport, July 7, 
1771, and died in that town, June 28, 1817. He followed 
the occupation of his father, a watchmaker. He married 
Mrs. Agnes [Ware] Sloan, December 8, 1796. She was born 
in 1767, and died October 24, 1802. They resided in New- 
buryport, and all their children were born and died in that 
town, except Nancy, the youngest, who died in the Worcester 
Insane Asylum. 

527 Makt Sigoueny,' b. Feb. 29, 1798; d. unm. Sept. 29, 1808. 

528 Hannah,' b. Aug. 16, 1799; d. unm. Sept. 6, 1817. 

529 Agnes,' b. May 20, 1801 ; d. unm. April 1, 1825. 

530 Nanct,' b. Oct. 17, 1802; d. unm. Dec. 30, 1868. 

Thomas H. married second, Mrs. Ann [Hodge] Hovey, 
July 26, 1803. She was born in 1769, and died April 14, 
1818. No issue. 



^i SIXTH GENERATION. 

261. John,® son of 131 Nathaniel and Joanna [Day] 
Balch, was born January 12, 1761, at East Bradford, Mass., 
and died at Newburyport, December 26, 1836. He and his 
wife were buried in the old cemetery near the Mall in New- 
buryport. He was a merchant, doing business on Merrimac 
street, in Newburyport. He was married March 1, 1783, to 
Eunice, daughter of Joseph and Sarah [Moses] Bartlett, of 
Newburyport. She was born April 30, 1763, and died August 
7, 1828. Thirteen children was the issue of John and Sarah. 
Their five eldest were born in East Bradford. John moved 
to Newburyport in 1791, and the rest of his children were 
born in that town. 

531 John,' d. y. 
^532* Joseph,' b. Dec. 5, 1785; d. Dec. 10, 1849. 

533* Eunice,' b. Aug. 7, 1787. 

534* Hannah,' b. Jan. 3, 1789. 

535* Sarah,' b. Dec. 21, 1790; d. Feb. 8, 1893. 

536* SoPHRONiA,' b. Feb. 14, 1793; d. June 24, 1872. 

537 Nathaniel,' b. March 17, 1794; d. July 2, 1795. 

538* Ltdia Pillsbuet,' b. March 1, 1797; d. Oct. 2, 1870. 

539 LucT,' b. July 28, 1798; d. Aug. 26, 1800. 

540* Mart,' b. April 17, 1800. 

541* Lucy,' b. Oct. 11, 1801; d. July 20, 1885. 

542* John,' b. April 14, 1803; d. 

543* Benjamin,' b. April 16, 1805; d. Sept. 4, 1880. 

262. Abigail,® daughter of 131 Nathaniel* and Joanna 
[Day] Balch, was born at East Bradford, November 12, 1762, 
and died November 13, 1802. She was married, September 
16, 1782, to Dr. Seth Jewett, son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth 
[Choate] Jewett, of Rowley, Mass. He was born in 1756, 
and died at Newburyport, March 15, 1802. He practiced 
medicine in Rowley, until 1798, when he moved to Newbury- 
port. They had five children. 

Sophia, b. Aug. 1, 17S3; married Walter, son of Jere- 
miah Todd, of Rowley. He was a trader in Newburyport. 
Their children: Seth, married Ann Giles, and lives in Wash- 
ington, D. C: two children, Ellen and Seth Giles. Sophia. 
William, who married Eliza Giles, had two children, Esther 
and Thomas. Mary, who married George Sweetser, of New- 
buryport, child, Caroline Sweetser. 



i(|oHiiii.0itnTealfI|^ 0li jf|jissad|iisette. 



OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY. 



REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE 



JOHN B7XLCH. 



JOHN BALCH: Appears with rank of Private on Muster and Pay Roll of 
Capt. Stephen Jenkins' Co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's (SufTolk 
and Elssex Co.) Regt. — Enlisted October 14, 1779. — Dis- 
charged November 22, 1779. — Time of service, i month, 20 
days. — Detached to reinforce army under Gen. Washington 
by Resolve of October 9, 1779. 

l^i'I. 20; p. 118. 




Bos/on, June 14, l8g~. 
I certify the foreg;oing to be a true abstract f rem the 
\\ Record Index to the Revolutionary War Archives deposited 
this office. 

IVitnesf the seal of the Commonwealth. 

WM. M OLIN, Secretary. 




John Balch. 

A soldier in the Revolution, 



NATHANIEL BALCH, — NEWBTJEYPORT, MASS. 95 

Abigail, b. July 5, 1785; married Daniel Smith, an apothecary, 

of Newburyport. 
William, b. in 1787; d. y. 
Seth, b. in 1793 ; d. y. 
Nathaniel, b. June 3, 1795; married Ann, daughter of James 

Prince, of Newburyport. They lived in Washington, D. C. 

Their children: Laura, Ann, Corinna, Sebastin, Sidney, and 

Augustine. 

263. Nathaniel,^ son of 131 NathanieP and Joanna [Day] 
Balch, was born in East Bradford, August 9, 1764, and died 
at Newburyport, October 19, 1793. He was married at Brad- 
ford, October 2, 1790, to Lucy Russell. Sbe died September 
24, 1847, aged 79 years. They had no issue. Nathaniel was 
a trader in Newburyport. His estate was administered by his 
brother John. Lucy, his widow, married Capt. Edward Kim- 
ball, of Newburyport, Nov. 30, 1796. They removed to 
Wenham. 

264. Hannall,^ daughter of 131 NathanieP and Joanna 
[Day] Balch, was born at East Bradford, June 4, 1766, and 
■died July 17, 1831. She was married October 11, 1788, to 
Lieut. Silas Hopkinson, son of Ens. Samuel and Betty [Pal- 
mer] Hopkinson, her grandfather. Rev. Wm. Balch, offi- 
ciating. He died June 29, 1828, aged 64 years. They re- 
sided in East Bradford, in the south half of the William 
Savory house. He was a cabinet-maker. Their five children 
were born in that town. 

William, b. July 9, 1790; married first, Maria, daughter of Sim- 
eon and Hannah [Braotley] Atwood, and second, Adeline, 
daughter of Kiohard Morse. She died Sept. 23, 1884, aged 82 
years. William's children were: William L., d, y. ; Hannah 
B., d. y. ; Jane K., unm. ; Wm. L., Jr., m. Cynthia 6. Morse; 
Beniamin B., Nathaniel G., Moiea A., George P., Daniel P., 
and Harriet A. 

Uriah, b. Sept. 28, 1791; married first, Judith Latham, and sec- 
ond, Lucy Chase, of West Newbury. Uriah's children were: 
Hannah, AnnM., George W., Adeline C. and Joseph H. 

Hannah, b. in 1794; d. Feb. 24, 1808. 

Abigail, b. June 28, 1796 ; married William, son of Samuel and 
Ann [Greenough] Parker, of Bradford. Their children were: 
Julia A., Wiliiam H., Henry T., Eustis P., d. y., Alden B. 
and Catherine L. 



96 SIXTH GENERATION. 

Iba, b. April 23, 1798; was a tanner and currier, and later was a 
fanner; was a deacon in the church. Married Julia, daugh- 
ter of Daniel Poor, of Georgetown. Their children were: 
Bophne, d. y. ; Henry, d. y. ; Julia P. ; Silas H., and Martha, 
twins, d. y.; diaries H.; Henry, d. y.; Daniel W., d. 1852, 
aged 15 years; Mary A., who was clerk in the P. O., for her 
brother Charles H., who was p. m. in Groveland until re- 
moved by the Democratic administration in 1885. 
265. Samuel.^ son of 131 Nathaniel^ and Joanna [Day] 
Balch, was born at East Bradford, January 25, 1768, and died 
in Georgetown, Mass., March 26, 1850. He was married 
first, May 5, 1794, to Betsej', daughter of William and Mary 
[Gage] Savary, of East Bradford. She was born June 24, 
1774, and died ^at Portsmouth, N. H., September 15, 1800. 
They had three children, all born in Portsmouth. 

544 Betsey,' b. March 2, 1795; d. July 14, 1798. 

545 Nathaniel,' d. y. 

546* William Savakt,' b. Dec. 15, 1799; d. Jan. 22, 1871. 
Samuel married second, in 1801, Hannah, daughter of 
Michael Widden, of Portsmouth. She was born in that town 
in 1773, and died in the same town, in February, 1817. She 
was the mother of five children, all born in Portsmouth. 

547 Seth Jewett,' b. March 7, 1802 ; d. unm. Nov. 10, 1820. 

548* Mart Elizabeth,' b. June 1, 1804; d. Dec. 12, 1851. 

549* Mehitable Melcheb,' b. Aug. 10, 1806; d. Aug. 20, 1873. 

550* Nathaniel,' b. Sept. 9, 1808; d. June 3, 1876. 

551 Geokge,' b. Jan. 25, 1810; d. unm. 1834. 
Samuel married third, July 6, 1821, Abigail, daughter of 
Jacob and Catherine [Hall] Bartlett, of Deering, N. H. She 
died at Georgetown, Mass., May 29, 1849. Their three chil- 
dren were born in Portsmouth, N. H. 

552* Eunice,' b. Aug. 23, 1822; d. Sept. 12, 1860. 

553 John,' b. March 15, 1824; d. October, 1824. 

554* Samuel,' b. Sept. 28, 1825. 

268. Betsey,^ daughter of 131 NathanieP and Joanna 
[Day] Balch, was born in East Bradford, July 10, 1774, and 
died July 16, 1838. She was married. May 7, 1793, to 
Stephen, son of Joseph Greely, of Haverhill, Mass. He died 
April 16, 1830. He was a boot and shoe dealer. They had 
seven children. 



JOHN B. GKEELY, — NEWBUEYPORT, MASS. 97 

Benjamin, b. Dec. 11, 1793; married a Miss Sarah Knight; no 

issue. 
Nathaniel, b. Nov, 11, 1795; -was drowned July 12, 1820; was 
called Captain Nathaniel Greely; married Nancy Swett, of 
Newburyport; one son, Nathaniel [posthumous], b. Sep- 
tember, 1820, married first, Alice, daughter of Enoch Hall, 
two children; m. second, Elizabeth Bayley, of Amesbury, 
who d. 1891; children d. y. 
John, b. June 19, 1798; d. April 3, 1799. 
Alice, b. Nov. 14, 1800; d. y. 
Mart Ann, b. Nov. 19, 1804; d. unm. in 1830. 
John Balch, b. July 20, 1802; married Clarissa, daughter of 
William and Mehitable [Dole] Jewett, of Byfield. He lived 
in Newburyport, except three years that he lived in Haver- 
hill. He was a boot and shoe manufacturer. He was known 
as Captain John B. Greely, having been a captain in the 
Mass. Militia, and as such commanded an escort to Lafayette 
in 1824. By his wife Clarissa he had seven children. Steven, 
b. 1823; d. unm. 1844. John Augustus, b. July 31, 1825; 
married Charlotte M., daughter of Jonathan and Mary 
[Hunton] Eundett, of North Hampton; b. in Nottingham, 
N. H., June 9, 1827; they live in Newburyport, and have had 
seven children, four d. y. ; William Henry, b. 1827; d. Aug. 
12, 1831. Mizabetk Ann, b. Aug. 21, 1829; married Lucius E. 
Hallock, of New York, merchant; four sons, one d. unm. 
Mary Ann, b. 1831; d. y. William Henry, b. in Haverhill, 
Dec. 25, 1833; married Eliza Ann Jones, of Salisbury; was a 
mason; resided at Newburyport; d. about 1859; all issue d. y. 
James Henry, b. about 1835 ; d. y. 

Captain John Balch Greely's first wife died, and he married, 
in 1843, Miss Fanny Dunn, daughter of Deacon Samuel and 
Eleaner [Neal] Cobb, of Bartlett, N. H. She was born April 
20, 1819. They had two children: Adolphus Washington,* 
b. March 27, 1844. Mary Ellen, b. 1846, d. 1850. Adolphus 
W., the celebrated Arctic explorer, was the first private 
soldier of the volunteer army to reach the grade of general 
in the regular army. He enlisted in 1861, in the 19th Mass., 
was brevet major U. S. Vols, in 1865, and is now a brigadier- 
general. The Lady Franklin Bay Expedition commanded by 
Gen. Greely reached the highest point north ever attained, 
i.e., 83°, 24'. This was in 1881 to 1884. During the war 
Gen. Greely was thrice wounded. He is now stationed in 



•He was married June 20, 1878, to Henrietta Hudson Cruger, daughter of Thomas 
X. Nesmith. She was bom Oct. 7, 1849. Their chUdren are: Antoinette, b, 1879; 

Adola and , twins, b. 1881 ; John Nesmith, b. 18S5 ; Rose Ishbel, b. 18S7; Adolphus 

W., b. 1889; Gertrude Gale, b. 1891, 



VO SIXTH GENERATION. 

Washington in connection with the -weather service. Mrs. 
Sarah K. Bolton's " Famous Explorers," contains an excel- 
lent biographical notice of Gen. Greely. 
Elizabeth, b. July 30, ISIO; d. Aug. e, 1810. 
271. Lucy,^ daughter of 131 NathanieP and Joanna 
[Day] Balch, was born at East Bradford, Februarj'- 21, 1779, 
and died in New York city in 1854. She was married, in 
1799, to Samuel Perley, of Newburyport. They moved to 
Harrisburg, Penn., where he died. His widow then moved 
to New York city with her children. Lucy, married Capt. 
Joseph Livermore, of Eastport, Me.; he died at sea of j-ellow 
fever ; three children, Amanda, Caroline, and John R. Sam- 
uel was a printer in Washington, D. C, and died there in 
1881 ; his wife died in 1875, leaving two sons and three 
daughters. Eustice, d. unm. Charles, born in Newburyport, 
died in New York city, June 15, 1885 ; he was a ship ma- 
chinist, married, and had twelve children; of these were 
three pairs of twins. 



Seventh Generation. 

275. Susanna,' daughter of 134 Samuel^ and Susan [Al- 
drich] Balch, was born at Oxford, Mass., May 23, 1762. She 
married William Hoyt, and soon after they moved to St. 
Johnsbm-y, Vt., where they lived and both died. They had 
thirteen children, all were born in St. Johnsbury. Among 
them were the following : 

Joseph, d. in Jay, Vt. 
JosiAH, d. in St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

HiBAM, b. Apr. 27, 1800, m. Eliza, daughter of Clark "W. McKeige 

of Boston, Aug. 28, 1826. Hiram Hoyt was a physician and 

lived at Syracuse, N. T., and died there Feb. 28, 1866. Son, 

Dr. Elsmere Hoijt, d. in Syracuse in 1891. 

David, m. Julia May. He was a physician ; lived and died at 

Palmyra, N. T. 
Nathaxiel, d. at St. Johnsbury, Vt. 
The eldest daughter of Susanna and William Hoyt, m. Mr. 
Higgins of St. Johnsbury, Vt. Another daughter m. John 
Guild, and lived in New York state. 

276. Olive, " daughter of 134 SamueF and Susan [Al- 
di'ich] Balch, was born at Oxford, Mass., May 4, 1764, and 
died at West Winfield, N. Y., March 1, 1826. She was mar- 
ried July 3, 1786, to Joel, son of Samuel and Ruth [Nims] 
Guild. He was born at Leyden, Mass., Feb. 1, 1764, and 
died at West Winfield. Joel Guild was a farmer. About 
1794 he moved with his family from Leyden, Mass., to Paris, 
N. Y. They had six children ; the tliree eldest were born at 
Leyden, and the three youngest at Paris. 

Joel, b. 1787; d. March 28, 1857. 

Daniel, b. Dec. 11, 1790; d. June 16, 185.3; m. Jan. 1, 1818, 
Ehoda Parmalee. She was b. 1798, d. at Paris, Mich. For a 
time after his marriage he lived at Frankfort, N. T., then 
(99) 



100 SEVEI>^TH GENERATION. 

moved to Michigan. Isaac Phillips, b. May 5, 1820; Mary T., 
b. Feb. 23, 1322; Irene Amanda, b. Nov. 11, 1823; Olive E., 
b. Sept. 10, 182.3; H. JVewJoM, b. Deo. 11, 1827; OUve Cornelia, 
b. Nov. 11, 1829, at Frankfort, N. Y., and m. Jan. 5, 1864, to 
Charles C. Comstock, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who was 
born March 5, 1818, in Sullivan, N. H. ; Sarah Elenor, b. Sept. 
5, 1831; Chester Newto7i, b. Sept. 25, 1833; Harriet M., b. 
December, 1836; Richmond Daniel, b. June 5, 1839. 

LoBENDA, b. March 3, 1793; d. Aug. 20, 1844. 

Edwabd, b. Dec. 12, 179.5; d. Sept. 13, 1871. 

John, b. Sept. S, 1797; d. April 20, 1840. 

Olive, b. Aug. 29, 1800; d. Feb. 20, 1862. 

277. Samuel,' son of 134 SamueF and Susan [Aldrich] 
Balch, was born at Oxford, Mass., March 23, 1767, and died 
at Frankfort, N. Y., about 1847. He was about 80 years of 
age at his death, and was buried in Norwich Corners ceme- 
tery. He married Miss Mercy Atwood, of Douglass, Mass. 
She died at Athens, Vt. They had eight children. 

555* Joseph,** b. ; d. 1828. 

556* JoHN,8 b. Oct. 29, 1798; d. Aug. 4, 1847. 

557* Delia.s b. 1800; d. 

558* EBENEZEn,8 b. 1802; d. 1868. 

559* Adelixe,8 b. April 15, 1804. 

560* Olive,s b. March 2, 1806; d. about 1876. 

561* Abigail,^ b. Jan. 4, 1791; d. Jan. 8, 1853. 

562* Meecy,6 b. March 2, 1812; d. 

278. Josiah,^ son of 134 SamueF and Susan [Aldrich] 
Balch, was born at Oxford, Mass., December 25, 1770, and 
died April 29, 1843. He was twice married, first to Sarah 
Kimball, December 6, 1795. She was born May 6, 1776, and 
died November 6, 1804. They had three children. 

563 Edward,^ b. Dec. 17, 1796; d. 

564* Charlotte,^ b. Deo. 27, 1798; d. 

565 JoHN,« b. July 6, 1802; d. 

Josiah was married second, January 14, 1807, to Miss 
Mercy Sterns. She was born June 12, 1781, and died No- 
vember 9, 1856. Josiah and Mercy had four children. 

566* Saeah,^ b. March 11, 1808; d. Nov. 23, 18.34. 

567* Philander,* b. May 21, 1812; d. May 30, 1885. 

568 Avabintha,6 1j. juiy 6, 1814; d. Aug. 13, 1823. 

569* Leonard,* b. Dec. 3, 1810; d. 



NATHAI?IEL BALCH — ATHENS, VT., KALAMAZOO, MICH. 101 

280. Elizabeth.^ daughter of 134 SamueP and Susan 
[Aldrich] Balch, was bom in Kingley, Conn., October 23, 
1775. She married Luther Chickering, of St. Johusbury, 
and lived and died in that town. They had four sons and 
four daughters. One daughter, Angeline, married her 
cousin, James Towle. 

281. Nathaniel," son of 184 Samuel"^ and Susan [Al- 
drich] Balch, was born in Oxford, Worcester county, Mass., 
December 3, 1779, and died in Kalamazoo, Mich., December 
25, 1857. On the 19th of September, 1805, he married Sally, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Sally [Wilson] Bennet. Benuet 
was a native of New Jersey. She was born in Rockingham, 
Vt., August 20, 1781, and died January 28, 1876, in Kalama- 
zoo. Their children were all born in Athens, Vt. 

570* Mart Wilson,^ b. Aug. 31, 1S06; d. Dec. 15, 1875. 

571* Xathanikl Aldrich,^ b. Jan. 22, 1808; d. Feb. 1, 1894. 

572* Sakah C'hambeelain,8 b. Jan. 15, 1810; d. Nov. 26, 1841. 

573* Dresa Webb,8 b. Dec. 25, 1811; d. June 18, 18S7. 

574* Samuel Raymond,* b. March 22, 1813; d. Aug. 2, 1890. 

575* LoviNA Cummins,* b. Dec. 30, 1815; d. Sept., 1895. 

576* EoTAL Tyi,EB,6 b. Dec. 17, 1817; d. Sept. 12, 1884. 

577» Sybil Matnard,* b. Nov. 22, 1819; d. March 31, 1891. 

578* Amaziah Robinson,* b. Dec. 18, 1821; d. May 29, 1872. 

579* Arab Chickering,* b. Nov. 30, 1823. 

580* Confucius Icilious,* b. March 26, 1826. 

581 Omar W.,* b. Feb. 3, 1828; d. July 2, 1831. 

Nathaniel Balch was a man of medium stature, but strong- 
ly built. In his early days, like most New England boys, he 
enjoyed wrestling, and was somewhat of a champion in that 
sport. He was an industrious, temperate. Christian man, re- 
tiring in disposition, but of a quick temper. He held the 
office of selectman for the town of Athens in the years 1831- 
32 and in 1842-43. He and all his sons were Democrats. He 
was a lover of education, and gave to his children all the ad- 
vantages for its acquisition that his circumstances would per- 
mit. He removed from Athens to Kalamazoo in 1850, and 
since all of his children had found homes in the then fai 
West, he lived with his son, Royal T., near Kalamazoo, 
until his death. 



102 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

The childi-en all inherited their father's Christian and 
temperance principles, and only one of this large family 
ever used tobacco in any form. All of them lived to grow 
up save the youngest, who died of scarlet fever in his third 
year. As a family the}' were strong and robust, imbibing 
into their very natures the ruggedness of their native moun- 
tains, and dearly they loved to recall their feats of strength 
and daring adventures, together with the merry makings 
incident to early New England life, as apple parings and 
husking bees. 

283. Coben,' sou of 134 Samuel^ and Susan [Aldrich] 
Balch, was born at Guilford, Vt. He married i\Iiss Patty 
Patch. They lived in Athens, Vt., and all their children 
were born in that town. About 1830 he moved to Lj-den, 
Vermont, where he lived several years ; then he moved to 
Chester, Vt., where his wife died, and he married a second, 
and then moved to Kalamazoo, Mich. They had nine chil- 
dren. 

582 Samuel,^ b. Nov. 27, 1S05; d. 

583* C0BEN,s b. May 2, 1S07; d. Feb. 2, 1863. 

584* Baenabas Dodge,^ b. May 9, 1809; d. Nov. 30, 1872. 

585 Maetha,6 b. April 2, 1811: d. iinm. 

586 JoHy,8 ij. Jan. 5, 1813; d. unm. 

587 Elizabeth P.,s b. Deo. 9, 1815; d. unm. July 8, 1891. 
588* SAEAH.^b. March 20, 1817; d. July 8, 1891. 

589 Sanford,6 b. Aug. 7, 1819; d. unm. 

590* Luther Chickerixg.s b. Feb. 1, 1S26; d. May 7, 1883. 

284. Abigail,' daughter of 134 Samuel*^ and Susan [Al- 
diieh] Balch, was born at Guilford, Vt., March 30, 1786, and 
died at Victor}% Vt., March 30, 1868, exactly 82 years of age. 
She married William Towle, of Fisherville. N. H. He died at 
Victory, Vt., January 22, 1850, aged 76 years. They lived 
in Windham, Vt., and their five children were born in that 
town. 

James, b. Sept. 4, 1806; d. at Victory, Aug. 10, 1881. He m.ar- 
ried his cousin, Angelina Chickering, daughter of Luther 
and Betsey [Balchl Chickering, of Danville, Vt. She was 
born May 14, 1803, and died March 18, 1869. They had four 



SAMUEL BALCH — ^VAKEFIELD, N. H., SALEM, MASS. 103 

children: John, b. June 29, 1S29; committed suicide March 
4, 1849. Roxana, b. Jan. 4, 1834; m. Wm. Brooks, and lived 
in Danville. James, b. Dec. 8, 1838; m. Harriet L. Town, in 
Victory, June 2, 1870; their children vrere: Lillian E.. b. 
Feb. 26, 1871, d. Feb. 20, 1872; Alma E., born Jan. 21, 1873; 
George E., b. June 29, 1874; and Charles E., b. Oct. 5, 1876; 
the three eldest were born in Victory, the youngest in Lyn- 
don, Vt; Alma E. m. Fritz Norris in St. Johnsbury, Vt., 
April 22, 1887, resides at North Concord, Vt. Boyal, b. Oct. 
10, 1843, unm., lived at South Victory, Vt. 

MiEBiAM, b. in Windham, Vt. ; d. at Victory about 1865, aged .58 
years. She married Warren Harrington, of Claremont, New 
Hampshire; lived at Victory; no issue. 

Cakoline, b. in Windham, Vt. ; m. Lyman Lawrence, of New- 
port, Vt., and was living in that town in November, 1889. 
P. O. address. South Troy, Vt. Issue, two daughters. 

Angelina, b. 1809; m. Jonathan Lawrence, a brother to her 
sister Caroline's husband. They lived in various places. 
She d. atStaustead, Quebec, Oct. 17, 1888, aged 78 years. 
She had two sons, both dead, and two davighters, both liv- 
ing; one, Mrs. Sylvia Higgins, is living at Smith's Mills, 
Quebec. 

John, b. April 22, 181-5, in Townsend, Vt., and is now, Dec. 1, 
1889, living at Victory, Vt. A farmer and machinist. On 
the 14th of September, 1840, he married Pamelia, daughter 
of Benjamin and Jerusha Brown. She was born at Stan- 
stead, Nov. 4, 1819, and died at Victory, March 13, 1888. 
The issue of John and Pamelia was two children: William 
Henry, b. April 2, 1842, in Victory; m. Sept. 8, 1862, Emily 
B., daughter of Ruben and Lydia Emerson. She was b. at 
Whelock, Vt, June 20, 1842; they have four children, allb. 
at Victory. Gertrude Estelle, b. July 15, 1864; m. Alex 
Vachan, Dec. 24, 1SS3. Bertrand Edwin, b. July 5, 1866; m. 
Louisa G. Graves, in West Concord, July 10, 1886; Lydia 
Aurelia, b. April 20, 1872; Anna Blossom, b. Jan. 24, 
1881. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 1, 1851, at Victory; m. Feb. 16, 
1869, Joseph G., son of Joseph and Sarah Goddard; he was 
b. at Bermuda Isle, March 1, 1841; they have five children: 
Harley Elmer, b. Jan. 9, 1870; Cora Elsie, b. July 31, 1871, 
m. Edgar O. Hayes, in West Concord, Vt., Dec. 26, 1887; b. 
at Stowe, Vt., Nov. 5, 1866, issue, one son, b. Oct. 10, 1888; 
Mary Ella, b. Sept. 23, 1876; Georgie May, b. May 1, 1882; 
Harry Albert, b. July 8, 1883. 
285. Samuel,' son of 143 Nathaniel*^ and Lydia [Towm- 
Wy] Balch, was bom in Wakefield, N. H., about 1779. He 
was married in Salem, Mass., August 27, 1819, to Eunice 



104 SEVENTH GENEEATION. 

Moses. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Wm. Bailey. 
They had one son and two daughters. 

591 Ltdia,* d. unm. 

592* Fkedeeick,8 b. in Salem, Sept. S, 1817; d. Mar. 15, 1S96. 

593* Matii,da,8 b. about 1820; died April 19, 187.5. 

286. Joseph," sou of 143 Nathaniel^ and Lydia [Towm- 
bly] Baleh, was born in Wakefield, N. H., March 7, 1781, 
and died in Lancaster, N. H., December 14, 1846. He mar- 
ried Miss Eliza Legro, daughter of Dr. Legro, of Lancaster, 
N. H. She was born Nov. 19, 1790, and died July 5, 1845- 
Eleven children was the issue of this marriage. 

594* Almira,8 b. Dec. 19, 1811; d. Dec. 22, 1879. 

595 James H.,^b. April 11, 1813; d. unm.; was a sailor. 

596* Amos,8 b. yov. 1, 1815; d. July 5, 1884. 

597* Samuel B.,^ b. July 11, 1817. 

598 Eeuben,8 b. Jan. 20, 1819; d. May 16, 1820. 

599 Maktha,8 b. Oct. 21, 1820; d. Aug. 30, 1821. 
600* Joseph H.,* b. March 7, 1822; d. Dec. 2, 1869. 
601* Feedeiuck B.,s b. Feb. 16, 1825. 

602 John L.,« b. Oct. 20, 1826; d. unm. Sept. 3, 1873. 
603* Chaeles W.,* b. Feb. 0, 1829. 
604* Eliza A.,* b. Feb. 24, 1S32. 

287. Deborah," daughter of 143 Nathaniel^ and Lydia 
[Towmbly] Balch, was born at Wakefield, N. H., December 
28, 1782, and died Sept. 25, 1863. She was married October 
25, 1808, to Samuel Jones, he was born Nov. 25, 1780, and died 
October 22, 1849. They lived in Gardner, Maine. Their chil- 
dren were as follows : 

James Hates, b. Oct. 25, 1809; d. in Newton, Mass., Jan. 12, 
1872; married Miss Lucy Hurd; was a furniture merchant in 
New Orleans, La., and lived there during the war. 

Joseph, b. Nov. 7, 1811; d. Dec. 27, 1815. 

Joshua, b. July 14, 1814; d. May 20, 1883; married Miss Susan 
Trask; lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Fkedeeick B., b. April 18, 1816; d. May 20, 1816. 

Betsey H., b. April 4, 1817; married, Nov. 26, 1835, to Henry T. 
Franklin. He was born Jan. 17, 1813. They were living in 
Elizabethport, N. J., in 1889. i. r.-X^/, ^\'iL 

Lydia B., b. Dec. 11, 1819; unm., living at Randolph, Me., in 
1888. 

Joseph, b. June 16, 1823. He left his home and was never 
heard from afterwards. He left his watch hanging in his 



FREDERICK B. BALCH, — ALEXA^^DRIA, N. Y. 105 

room ; in fact, he took nothing with him. His family thought 
he Tvas murderecl, his disappearance was so sudden, com- 
plete, and unaccountable. 

Nanct L., b. Junes, 1821; unm., living at Randolph, Me., in 
18SS. <• 1-^ ,u/3 

Embline F., b. May 22, 1828; d. April 11, 1879 ; married, Oct. 13, 

1847, Charles Morris Webber, a sea captain. He was born 

May 29, 1820, and died of yellow fever at Maricabo, July 15, 

1857. 

289. NancyJ daughter of 143 Nathaniel and Lydia 

[Towmbly] Balch, was born in Wakefield, N. H., December 

8, 1784. She was married in April, 1806, to Douglas Spauld- 

ing, of Lancaster. He was born July 13, 1784. They lived 

in Lancaster, where their eight children were born. 

Fkedebick Balch, b. Dec. 9, 1806; d. Dec. 8, 1850; married 
Sally Derby, and had eight children. After his death widow 
and children went West. 

SoPHEONiA WiLLAED, b. July 8, 1808; d. June 30, 1876; m. Isaac 
N. Cotton, March 23, 1834. He was b. March 16, 1808; d. 
Aug. 12, 1858. Their children: Geonje D., b. March 16, 
1835; Phebe A., b. May 17, 1S.37; Delphia, b.; Isaac F., b. 
April 25, 1843; Sumner S., b. Deo. 23, 1850. 

Lydia HABM0NY,b. April 1, 1810; m. Ezra Derby, Dec. 8, 1829; 
he was b. Sept. 16, 1801; they had eight children: Moses W., 
John N., Olive J., Cynthia M., William F., Harriet, Alfred, 
and Mary. 

Phebe Dustin, b. May 5, 1812; m. Zenas Snow, of Lunenburg, 
Vt. 

Daniel Nathaniel, b. Dec. 9, 1813; m. first, Caroline Lovejoy, 
July 5, 1840; she was b. April 10, 1826; m. second, Jane Win- 
ters, April 5, 1860; she was born April 20, 1831. 

Catherine Chaelotte, b. Aug. 23, 1818; m. Prescott Lovejoy, 
at Lancaster, N. H., Dec. 7, 1840. Their children were: 
Lorin D., b. Feb. 28, 1841; Austin S., b. Sept. 26, 1842. 

Martha Jane, b. Oct. 17, 1820; d. Aug. 13, 1839. 

William Franklin, b. Aug. 6, 1822 ; d. June 3, 1876. 

292. Frederick Bell,' son of 143 Nathaniel and Lydia 
[Towmbly] Balch, was born in Wakefield, N. H., May 13, 
1790, and died at Alexandria, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1861. He 
was married November 20, 1815, to Harriet, daughter of 
Samuel and Thankful [Knapp] Benedict. She was born in 
Litchfield, Ct., July 2, 1796, and died at Hingham, Wis., 
August 7, 1861. Frederick B. was a cooper and farmer. 



106 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

He resided at Alexandria, N. Y. They had four children, 
the two eldest were born at Alexandria, the other two at 
Batavia, New York. 

605* Elviea,s b. Oct. 10, 1817. 

606* Emeline,« b. May 10, 1819. 

607 H^BRiET CELESTE,*b. Oct.l7,1822;unm.lives at Alexandria,X.T. 

608* Frederick A., b. Aug. 21, 1S24. 

293. Abigail,' daughter of 143 Nathaniel^ and Lydia 
[Towmbly] Balch, was born in Wakefield, July 23, 1795, 
and died at Great Falls, N. H., July 13, 1868. She married 
a Mr. Pray. They lived at Great Falls. They had three 
children ; Issac, m. had one daughter, Lydia : Lydia ; Kate J. 
m. a Mr. Smith, and lives at Ashtou, R. I. 

294. Sarah,' daughter of 148 Jonathan Belden'^ and 
Hopeful [Hurlburt] Balch, was born at Hartford, Connecti- 
cut, in 1777, and died at Bristol, I\L\ine, October 5, 1807. 
She was married September 17, 1801, to Rev. Jonathan Bel- 
den, of Hallowell, Maine. They had three children, all died 
young. Josiah, Louisa, and Jonathan. IMr. Belden gradu- 
ated at Yale College, studied theology and became a Congre- 
gational clergyman, for many years he preached at Hallowell. 

296. Mary," daughter of 148 Jonathan Beldent^ and 
Hopeful [Hurlluirt] Balch, was born at West Hartford, Ct., 
September 24, 1782, and died at the same city, October 18, 
1845. She married Stephen Page of Kensington, N. H. He 
was born April 19, 1780, and died April 13, 1860. They 
were married on October 13, 1805, and had eleven childien. 

AriDisoN Balch, d. 

Stephen Bensox, living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1886. 

Sajiuel Wire, living in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Belden Bloomfield, living in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Jonathan Beldex, living in Hartford, Ct., in 1S86. 

Mart, d. y. 

Mary, unm., living in Hartford, Ct, in 188S. 

William Henry, d. 

Jonathan Xeavton, d. 

Julia, d. 

297. Flora," daughter of 148 Jonathan Belden« and 
Hopeful [Hurlburt] Balch, was born at West Hartford, Ct., 



JONATHAN, BELABALCH— HAE"WINT0N,WE.5T HAETFOED. 107 

April 24, 1785, and died Dec. 10, 1881. She was married 
February 20, 1810, to Austin Wells, who was born at Weth- 
ersfield, Ct., December 2-3, 1778, and died at Rosevelt, Os- 
wego County, N. Y., May 20, 1850. They had six children. 

Flora Mabia, b. Nov. 13, 1813. 

LrcT A., b. Oct. 4, 1815; m. a Mr. Allen, and resides at Wil- 

loughby, Ohio. 
Saeah £., b. Mar. 20, 1818. 
JONATHAif B., b. Apr. 26, 1821. 
Maky S., b. Mar. 19, 1824. 
Haeeiet S., b. Feb. 22, 1826. 

298. Jonathan,' son of 148 Jonathan Beldeu'^ and Hope- 
ful [Hurlburt] Balch, was born at West Hartford, December 
14, 1788, and died at Harwinton, July 19, 1867. He was 
married June 9, 1813 to Minerva, daughter of James Brace, 
(known as Esquire Brace) of Harwinton. She was born at 
Harvvinton, December 20, 1791, and died April 20, 1864. 
Jonathan was a farmer. In 1819 he moved with his family 
from Hartford to Harwinton where he continued to reside the 
remainder of his life. For sixteen years he was a deacon of the 
Congregational Church. The issue of Jonathan and Minerva 
was seven childi'eu, the three eldest were born at West Hart- 
ford, the others at Harwinton. 

609 Sabah Mineeva,8 b. Feb. 18, 1815; d. Oct. 1.5, 1817. 

610 James Beace.s b. Dec. 15, 1816; d. Jan. 27, 1817. 

611 Saeah Mixekva.s b. Apr. 6, 1818; d. Aug. 1, 1826. 
612* Hexrt Beace.s b. May 13, 1820; d. Mar. 19, 1886. 
613* Jonathan Belden,^ b. Oct. 26, 1822. 

614* James Shelton,^ b. Apr. 21, 1825. 

615 Maeia Mixerya.s b. Jan. 14, 1828; d. Oct. 14, 1851. 

299. Bela,' sou of 148 Jonathan Beldeu^ and Hopeful 
[Hurlburt] Balch, was born at West Hartford, Ct., February 
6, 1792, and died in the same town. May 6, 1852. He was 
twice married : first to Fannie E. Yale, June 21, 1820, who 
died July 23, 1824, aged 24 years; and second, on October 5, 
1825 to Miss Abigail Wheat, who was born December 16, 
1791. 

The children by his first wife were as follows : 



108 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

616 Fanxie M.,s b. ^^ov., 1S21 ; d. Jan. 19, 1S25. 

617 LoRESzo D.,8 b. 1823; d. Jan. 3, 1825. 

There were also two children by his second wife : 

618 Lorenzo Yale,s b. July 16. 1S26; d. Feb. 1, 1828. 

619 George Wheat.s b. Apr. 13, 1831; d. y. 

301. Justin," sou of 150 Joseph« and Mary [Watson] 
Balch, was born in Williamstown, Mass., December 28, 1788, 
and died at Albany, N. Y., July 31, 1826. Justin was a tea 
merchant and importer ; he made a voyage to China. 

In 1823 he married Miss Maria Veder, and by her he had 
one daughter. 
620* Alida.8 

302. Sarah Maria,' daughter of 150 Joseph^ and Mary 
[Watson] Balch, was born at Williamstown, Mass., ISTovem- 
ber 6, 1790, and died at Johnstown, N. Y., June 10, 1879. 
She married Belam, son of Allen Case, October 11, 1822. 
Mr. Case was born in Kingsboro, N. Y., he was a farmer and 
lived in Johnstown, where he died December 7, 1879, aged 
86 years. They had seven sons and one daughter. 

Sarah Maria, b. Oct. 18, 1823. She married Mathew LaKue 
Perrine Tale, Sept. 20, 1849. Mr. Tale was a merchant in X. 
T. City; he died in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 21, 1876, aged 53 
years, he was buried in Johnstown. They had one child, 
Arthur Wells Yale, b. Feb. 14, 1856; d. unm. Feb. 11. 1876. 
Sarah M. [Case] married for her sesond husband, Kev. Robert 
A. Hill, Aug. 1, 187S. They reside at Pittsburg, Penn. No 
issue. 
Joseph Watson, b. Dec. 18, 1825, married Miss Margaret Miller 
Dec. 29, 1859. They had one child, Millee Laure, b. July 7, 
1861. 
Charles Edwin, b. Mar. 27, 1829, married Miss Ann Earle, of 
Berg<in,N. J. in Jan., 1861. They reside at Minneapolis, Minn., 
and have two children, Earle Case and Mona Belden. 
Chester Hinman, b. Mar. 27, 1831; resides at Johnstown, un- 
married. 
304. Gustavus,' son of 150 Joseph^ and Mary [Watson] 
Balch, was born at Williamstown, Mass., May 19, 1795, and 
died at Johnstown, in 1877. He married first, Mary Ann 
Van Sickles ; second wife, Elizabeth Potter. He had one son- 
621* Joseph,^ 



VISTUS BALCH, — WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS., NEW YORK. 109 

305. Cornelia,' daughter of 150 Joseph^ aad Mary 
[Watson] Baleh, was born in Williamstowu, Mass., Novem- 
ber 3, 1797, and died at Sliopiere, Wis., Januarj- 19, 1863. 
She was married to Jacob F. Dockstader, of Mohawk, N. Y., 
June 21, 1820. He was born April 7, 1796, and died at 
Shopiere, Wis., November 22, 1867. Cornelia, her husband, 
and children were all Congregationalists. She had ten chil- 
dren, and fifty-one grand-children. All of her children were 
-born at Mohawk, N. Y. 

Mabia, b. Apr. 5, 1821 ; married Jacob Dunn, resided at Grundy 

Center, Grundy Co., loTva. Tliey had ten children, two died 

in infancy, 
Saeah Ann, b. June 17, 1823; married Alfred T. Turner, June 1, 

1851. Turner was born Mar. 25, 1819. They resided at Storm 

Lake, Buena Vista Co., Iowa. They had seven children, 

two died young. 
Joseph, b. June 2-1, 1S25; married Sarah Chamberlin, resides at 

Shopiere, Wis., had four children, one died in infancy. 
Jacob Vistus, b. Sept. 8, 1827; d. Aug. 14, 1836. 
Hezekiah, b. Nov. 21, 1829; d. Dec. 8, 1865; married Elizabeth 

Merry, of Shopiere, Wis., issue three children, one died young. 
CoBNBLiA, b. July 1, 1832; married Johnson Dole, resided at 

Shopiere, Wis., issue five children. 
Catherine A., b. May 25, 1834; married Dennis Jacobs, resides 

at Flandreau, Dakota, issue one child. 
Caboline E., b. May 25, 1834, twin of Catherine A., married 

Wm. Gardner, resides at Emerald Gore, Rock Co., Wis. They 

had eleven children, two d. y. 
Jacob Vistus, b. Feb. 6, 1836; married Frances Allen, resides at 

Chetfield, Minn., two children, one d. y. 
Fbedebick G., b. Jan. 6, 1841; married Anna Merry, resides at 

Frederick, Dakota, two children, one d. y. 

306. Vistus.T son of 150 Joseph^ and Mary [Watson] 
Balch, was born at Williamstown, Mass., February 18, 1799, 
and died at Johnstown, N. Y., October 25, 1884. Vistus 
was a quiet and unostentatious man, a ; 
good citizen, and exemplary Christian, ^iD, ^^Cu^c^ 
whom to know was to honor and respect. 

By profession he was an engraver, and much of his time dur- 
ing the prime of life was spent in New York, devoted to his 
chosen vocation, in which he became proficient. Many large 



110 SEVE>-TH GENEKATION. 

and beautiful steel engravings bear his imprint, but his work 
was generally confined to bank bills. For many years he 
was an elder in the Presbyterian church. 

He was married three times. His first wife was Miss 
Rachel Buel Wells, daughter of John and Rachel [Buel] 
Wells, of Litchfield, Ct. They were married in February, 
1828. She was born at Lanesboro, Mass., February 9, 1802, 
and died at Utica, N. Y., January 10, 1837. She was a 
lineal descendant of Rev. Benjamin Woolsej', of Desoris, L. I. 
They had no issue. He married for his second wife the 
widow of Dr. Saunders of Boston. His third wife was INIar- 
garet Dockstader, of Sharon, N. Y. She died Jan. 31, 1886. 
They had one son. 

622* William Tistits,^ b. Dec. 17, 1849. 

307. Ebenezer,' son of 153 Ebenezer"^ and Sarah [Bur- 
chard] Balch, was born at Wethersfield, Conn., June 22, 
1792. When about eight years of age his father moved to 
Plattsburgh, N. Y. 
Here, with his father, 
he worked in clearing 
land and upon the farm 
until about twenty-two years of age, when he went to Pitts- 
field, Mass., and entered the office of Dr. James M. Brews- 
ter, and with him studied medicine. He settled as a physi- 
cian in Sandisfield, Mass. The Springfield Union of March 
7, 1879, says of him : " Ebenezer Balch was a man of strong 
individuality, some eccentricity, and much medical reading 
and skill, whom the Berkshire Medical College faculty pro- 
nounced equal to any in the county." 

Ebenezer married Ann, daughter of Parson Stores, of San- 
disfield. She was about twenty-one years his senior. She 
died May 22, 1851, and the Doctor died February 19, 1861. 
They were both buried in Sandisfield. They had no issue. 

308. Sarah,' daughter of 153 Ebenezer'^ and Sarah [Bur- 
chard] Balch, was born at Wethersfield, Ct., April 19, 1794, 
and died at Schuyler Falls, N. Y., September 15, 1871. She 



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ALVAH BT7ECHAED BALCH, — PLATTSBITRGH, N. T. Ill 

was married to Elijah Weston, of Scliuyler Falls, November 
15, 1825. She was Weston's third wife. They lived upon a 
farm in Schuyler Falls, and had three children, two of whom 
died in infancy. 

Lauka Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1830; d. at Vineland, N. J., Aug. 
2, 1876; m. George Sutherland, of Scliuyler Falls, July 2, 1857. 
They resided at Vineland, N. J. Ko issue. 

309. Alvah Burchard,^ son of 153 Ebenezer^ and Sa- 
rah [Burchard] Balch, was born at Bectet, Mass., April 18, 
1796, and died at Plattsburgh, N. Y., March 5, 1871. He 
married Mary, daugh- _v^ >-> /^ ^ /t 

ter of Charles -d ^^^^^ ^^.^^^^ 
Lovica (Jones) Mc- *"^ '^ ^^' ■' 

Arthur, March 15, 1821. She was born at St. Andrews, 
Canada, April 11, 1801, and died September 21, 1873. They 
both were buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Plattsburgh, 
N. Y. Alvah B. was a soldier in the war of 1812-14. He 
followed the occupation of a farmer, although he learned the 
carpenter's trade. He was a man of remarkable character, 
although of most quiet, unassuming manners. His tastes 
were of high intellectual order; his disposition mild and 
peaceful in the extreme. Nothing ever ruffled his temper. 
Although he talked very little on religious subjects, his life 
was eminently " an epistle known and read of all men. " He 
lived on the earth as though not of it, yet faithfully attend- 
ing to all the small details of daily life, and when the sudden 
summons came was in entire readiness to meet his Master. 
Early in life he joined the Masonic lodge at Plattsburgh, and 
always lived a consistent Mason. His life was spent upon the 
farm his father settled. Both he and his wife were members 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Plattsburgh. 

Their issue was five children, two dying in infancy un- 
named. 

623* Albert Vistus.s b. July 21, 1828. 

624* Clarissa,' b. Feb. 1, 1831 ; d. May 8, 1880. 

625* Galusha Bcrchard,6 b. Feb. 6, 1839. 



112 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

310. Betsey,' daughter of 153 Ebeuezer^ and Sarah 
[Burchard] Balch, was born July 22, 1798, and died at Mon- 
dovi, Wis., August 3, 1866. She married Marenus Hilliard 
in 1814. Hilliard was a farmer, and lived in the town of 
Schuyler Falls, N. Y., where all their children were born. 
After the death of her husband she went to Wisconsin to re- 
side with her son Obed. Betsey was the mother of thirteen 
children, five of whom died in infancy. 

Samantha a., b. March 4, 1816; m. Geo. Eosman, of Scliuyler 

Falls, N. Y., in 1834; resides at Hondo vi, "Wis. 
Ebenezee B., b. Oct. 27, 1817; m. Psche Milks, in 1846; resides 

at Warren, 111. 
Lanson H., b. July 18, 1819; m. Cecilia Myers, in 1845; resides at 

Elizabeth, 111. 
ObenD., b. Sept. 20, 1821; m. Julia Soper, in 1849; resides at 

Schuyler Falls, N. T. ; has three children. 
AcHSA C, b. March 19, 1827; m. Henry Adams, in 1881; resides 

at Mondovi, Wis. ; has five children. 
Allen D., b. June 14, 1829; m. Augusta Battles, of Palmyra, N. 

Y. ; they have five children. 
Obed W., b. April 15, 1832; m. in October, 1865; resides at Mon- 
dovi, Wis. ; has three children. 
Bronson, b. July 4, 1834; m. Eveline Soper, a sister of his broth- 
er Oren's wife. They live at Centre Point, Iowa, and have 
one child. 

312. Horatio James," youngest son of 153 Ebenezer^ 
and Sarah [Burchard] Balch, was born at Plattsburgh, N. Y., 
July 22, 1806, and died in Knox count3% Ind., January 17, 
1846. He received a good common school education, was 
an excellent penman, and was ingenious in wood working. 
He married Sophronia AUaird, by whom he had ten children. 

626 Sarah Makaxda,^ b.; m. A. J. Wheeler; lived at Hazleton, Ind. 
627* Betsey Selina,* b. Nov. 21, 1830. 

628 Elvira Christian.^ b. ; d. unm. jirevious to 1855. 

629 Mary Eliza, s b. ; d. unm. previous to 1855. 

630 LrciNDiA Jane,8 b. ; d. previous to 1875. 

631 Charles Hexry,^ b. ; d., without issue, previous to 1875. 
632* Abigail Melissa,'' b. Jan. 12, 1840. 

633 Nancy Samantha,^ b. ; d. previous to 1875. 

634 James Horatio,^ b. ; d. unm. previous to 1855. 

635 Lemuel Ebexezeb,^ b. ; d. without issue previous to 1875. 

313. Betsey," daughter of 154 Timothy^ and Ann 



CHESTER BALCH, — WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. 113 

[Whitman] Balch, was born at Hartford, Ct., May 4, 1794, 
and died at Malone, N. Y., June 26, 1864. She married first 
Jonathan AVood, of Plattsburgh. Wood became insane and 
committed suicide. She was married a second time, Septem- 
ber 3, 1827, to Rev. Ashbel Parmelee, D. D., of Malone, N. 
Y. She was Dr. Parmelee's third wife. The following trib- 
ute to her memory is from the pen of her stepson, Hon. 
Ashbel B. Parmelee, of Malone, N. Y. : " She was a woman 
of great worth, devoted to her husband, and a fit partner in 
all his domestic and Christian labors. She never had any 
children of her own, but the large circle of her husband's, 
whom she adopted while still in their juvenile years, cherish 
her memory with the kindest and warmest regard." Dr. 
Parmelee was a remarkable man. He was the pioneer of 
Presbyterianism in northern New York. His biography is 
given in the History of Franklin County, N. Y. 

314. Chester,^ son of 154 Timothy's and Ann [Whit- 
man] Balch, was born at Williamstown, Mass., July 26, 1796, 
and died at Plattsburgh, June 3, 1875. He was married first, 
September 10, 1821, to Miss Lucy Smedley, who was born at 
Williamstown, Mass., January 8, 1800, and died at Platts- 
burgh, May 21, 1842. He was a farmer, and resided about 
four miles out from the village of Plattsburgh, on the old 
military turnpike between Plattsburgh and Malone, N. Y. 
For more than thirty years he was a ruling elder in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Plattsburgh. He was a man of the 
old puritanical stamp. The children of Chester and Lucy 
were nine in number, all born at Plattsburgh. 

636* Cakoline £.,« b. Xov. 12, 1822; d. June 8, 1842. 

637 Makt ■W.,s b. Feb. 24, 1825; d. unm. Oct. 15, 1846. 

638 Celestia E.,8 b. March 1, 1827; d. unm. April 1, 1842. 
639* LoESA M.,8 b. Aug. IS, 1829. 

640 Eliza A..^ b. Jan. 31, 1832; d. unm. April 24, 1847. 

641 Lucy S.,8 b. April 13, 1834; d. Feb. 1, 1839. 
642* John Timotht,^ b. Oct. 21, 1836. 

643* Lucy Smedley.s b. Feb. 9, 1839; d. July 30, 1863. 
644 Delia M.,» b. April 27, 1842; d. May 11, 1842. 
Chester married for his second wife Mrs. Delia [Wood- 



114 SEVENTH GEKEKATION. 

ward] Horton, widow of Harry Horton, of Malone, N. Y., 
October 4, 1842. She was born July 28, 1798, and died Sep- 
tember 4, 1858. She was auut to Vice-President "William A. 
Wheeler. They had uo issue. 

In 1864 Chester married for his third wife a Miss Ransom, 
of Mooers, Clinton county, N. Y. No issue. 

317. Henry,' sou of 154 Timothy^ and Ann [Whitman] 
Balch, was born at Plattsburgh, N. Y., November 24, 1803, 
and died in the same house in which he was born, in June, 
1875. He married Miss Fannie Baker, of Plattsburgh. He 
was a farmer, living upon the old homestead and was a quiet 
and unostentatious citizen. They had two childi-en. 

645* Henet,8 b. about 1842. 

646 MARYBTTj^b. about 1844; d. unm. in 1874. 

318. Emily,' daughter of 154 Timothy^ and Ann [Whit- 
man] Balch, was born at Plattsburgh, N. Y., March 29, 1807, 
and died in 1893. She married James W. Banker, of Platts- 
burgh, in 1829. He was born September 27, 1803, and died 
in Illinois, January 7, 1887. Banker was a farmer, and 
lived in Plattsburgh, where their eight children were born. 
About 1852 they moved to Wisconsin with their family. 

Seymour W., b. March29, 1S30; living in Omaha, Neb. Married 

Miss Ellen Lassell, and had four children, Florence, Lizzie, 

Jcmey, and Harvey, all born in Wisconsin. 
Anna P., b. June 12, 1830; d. at Mineral Point, Wis.; m. Luther 

J. Lassell. 
William H., b. Jan. 4, 1835; m. Maria Mallet, and lives in Am- 

boy, Illinois. They have one child, Frank. 
Eliza May, b. July 14, 1S39; m. Rev. O. G. May, and lives in 

California. They have six children: Frank, Grace, Gertrude, 

William, Lucy, and Robert. 
KrcHABD E., b. Oct. 3, 1841; m. Mary Maloy. They live at 

Omaha, Neb. Issue, one child, Emily M. 
James E., b. June 23, 1844; m. Aurora Sternes. They live at 

York, Neb., and have four children: Bertha, Walter, Edna, 

and Arthur. 
Eleanor L., b. Sept. 11, 1847; d. April 3, 1878; m. MaurieShafer 

Frye. They lived at Alton, 111. Issue, four children: 

Glenbee, Freddie, Barlic, and Charlie. 
Emily E., b. Nov. 30, 1850; m. James W. Holmes, of Amboy, 

Illinois. 








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Wm. Skinner Balch. 




WILLIAM SKINNEK BALCH, — PLATTSBURGH, N. Y. 115 

321. William Skinner/ youngest son of 154 Timothy" 
and Ann [Whitman] Balch, was born at Plattsburgh, N. Y., 
October 22, 1813, and died December 8, 1895. William S. 
left his home in Plattsburgh in 
1828, and went to live with his 

uncle Whitman, in Williamstown, 

Mass., in whose store he clerked it 
for five years. In the spring of 
1842 he removed to Saratoga, N. Y., and began hotel keeping. 
For some eighteen years he kept the old Columbian, which 
was burned in 1861. For several years after the burning of 
the hotel he was a passenger conductor on the R. & S. R. R. 
In 1882 he left the railroad. During the summer of 1884 he 
kept the Wentworth Hotel at Round Lake, and from 1889 
until his death he kept the Balch House at Saratoga Springs. 
The House is continued by his widow. He was a prominent 
member of the INIethodist Church, and the hotels of which he 
was proprietor were kept on strict temperance principles. 
He married first Miss Caroline M. Martin, an adopted daughter 
of Hon. Manning Brown, of Williamstown. She died in 1858. 
They had two sons. 

647* Maxnixg B.,s b. Sept. 23, 1836. 

648* Edwaed N.,8 b. Maroli 2, 1841; d. Jan. 1, 1863. 

William Skinner married second, November 30, 1858, Miss 
Vesta A., daughter of Ephrim Child, of Saratoga. They 
had three children. 

649* Caesie V.,8 b. June 24, 1860. 

650 Nellie W.,^ b. Feb. 21, 1865. 

651 LiLLiE,8 b. March 29, 1868; d. Feb. 8, 1869. 

324. Henry," son of 155 William^ and Ann [Smith] 
Balch, was born at West Hartford, Ct., October 10, 1806, and 
died at Sandisfield, Mass., April 18, 1874. He was a carpen- 
ter and farmer. He was honest, sober, and industrious, and a 
man highly respected in the community in which he lived. 
He was married January 12, 18-34, to Miss Martha A., daugh- 
ter of Pitt Fuller, of Windsor, Ct. She was born December 
10, 1810, and died at Sandisfield, Mass., May 9, 1879. They 



116 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

were both buried at Sandisfield. They had three children, 
born at Sandisfield. 

652* Jane Louisa,^ b. Sept. IS, 1S38. 

653* Cornelia Axn,^ b. Nov. 19, 1845. 

654* Edward Henby,^ b. April 23, 1852. 

326. Thomas," son of 155 WilUam^ and Ann [Smith] 

Balch, was born at West Hartford, Ct., February 19, 1811,' 

and died February, 1891, at Hartford. He was a carpenter. 

He married Delia Parsons, who was born at Colebrook, Ct., 

(-, I < I -J 'lie 
Novembers, 1813, and is now living. They were married 

November 3, 1836. Tliey had five children, all born at Hart- 
ford. 

655* Alonzo W.,s b. Sept. 16, 1837. 

656* Fbedeeick A.,8 b. Aug. 22, 1839. 

657* Maegaket S.,s b. Oct. 12, 1842. 

658* Alfred P.,8 b. Aug. 19, 1844. 

659* Delia F.,* b. Oct. 7, 1848. 

327. Alonzo," son of 155 William'^ and Ann [Smith] 
Balch, was born at West Hartford, Ct., April 12, 1814, and 
died at Hartford, Ct., May 26, 1885. One week before his 
death he had a stroke of paralysis, and did not speak after- 
wards. Two days before he was stricken down he was plan- 
ning to go to New Mexico. He was a carpenter. When a 
young man he went to South Carolina, and thence to Galves- 
ton, Texas. He was married May 12, 1817, to Eliza Jane 
McLane, who was born at Greenfield, S. C, June 29, 1832, 
and died at Galveston, Texas, January 13, 1881. No issue. 

329. Sarah R.,' daughter of 159 Joseph^ and Martha 
[Grise] Balch, was born at Providence, R. I. She was mar- 
ried at Providence, October 7, 1816, to John Miller, a jour- 
nalist, and connected with the Providence Journal. Their 
issue was two children, born at Providence : John, d. y. ; 
Sarah, married Elias Smith, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

331. Sophia Packard," only daughter of 161 John 
Rogers^ andSaphira [Packard] Balch, was born at Providence, 
R. I., May 9, 1805. She is now living in Providence. On 
September 8, 1824, she was married to Ebeuezer, son of 



JOHN EOGEES BALCH, — PEOVIDENCE, E. I. 117 

Joseph Kelly. He was born at Warren, R. I., and died at 
Providence, on December 2, 1852. Their ten children were all 
born at Providence. 

Sophia Balch, b. Aug. 14, 1823 ; d. May 11, 1840. 

Makt Elizabeth, b. Aug. 12, 1827; d. July 16, 1843. 

Ann Frances, b. June 24, 1830; d. Sept. 6, 1832. 

Eben Augustus, b. April 9, 1833. 

John Henbt, b. Aug. 5, 183.5; d. Feb. 27, 1836. 

Emily Ann, b. March 31, 1837. 

AUJANETH Eddy, b. July 21, 1839; d. Sept. 14, 1842. 

Benjamin Eddy, b. Feb. 10, 1842; d. May 3, 1863. 

John Balch, b. July 2, 1844. 

Louisa Balch, b. Nov. 9, 1846; d. May 27, 1876. 

332. John Rogers,' son of 161 John Rogers^ and Sa- 
phira [Packard] Balch, was born at Providence, R. I., August 
27, 1808, and died in that city, very suddenly, October 25, 
1886. He married 
Elizabeth C, daugh- 

ter of Isaiah and / // / 'Z? '^ . . 

Mary [Collins] Law- LT/^ t/iA9^^ 00^.^0^ 
ton, of Newport, R. // 

I. She died October 12, 1879, in her sixty-ninth year. Their 
issue was three children, born in Providence. 

660* Ellen Elizabeth,^ b. May 9, 1833. 

661* Collins Lawton,' b. July 6, 1834. 

662 John Latvton,^ d. y. 

John Rogers attended the public and private schools of 
Providence until he was fourteen years old, when he entered 
the house of Cook & Brown, cotton merchants, Providence, 
R. I. He remained witli this firm twenty-three years, until 
its dissolution, in 1845. He then entered the employ of the 
Providence and Worcester R. R. Company, in which he re- 
mained to the day of his death. May 17, 1847, he was made 
assistant treasurer of the road, under Isaac Brown, treasurer. 
May 19, 1851, he was appointed treasurer, wliich position he 
held to the time of his death. Since 1851 all the records of 
the treasurer of the raikoad company have been kept in his 
handwriting. During his period of service, covering in all 




118 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

about forty years, he exhibited an unusual sound judgment 
in the transaction of the business of the road, and his long 
experience rendered his knowledge of railroad matters very 
important. He invariably declined political office and public 
duties, because of his preference for the duties of his rail- 
road position. In early life he took an active interest in pol- 
itics. He was a Whig, and later a Republican. In 1827 he 
joined the First Light Infantry Company, and at the time of 
his death was a member of the Infantry Veteran Association. 
The following tribute was paid to him by the Providence 
Journal of October 26, 1885 : 

" It is rare indeed that an official is able to retain so oner- 
ous and responsible a position as treasurer of an important 
railroad corporation for forty years, as did Mr. John R. Balch 
for the Providence and Worcester railroad, and the testimony 
to his ability and integrity is an irrefragible one. As a mod- 
est, worthy and honorable citizen, Mr. Balch will be widely 
mourned, as well as an official." 

333. Hart,' only child of 168 Hart^ and [Bourne] 

Balch, was born at Newbury, Mass., Nov. 9, 1751, and died 
at Andover, Vt., Feb. 15, 1846. He was a posthumous child. 
His mother married a British officer and went to Halifax, N. 
S. Hart lived with his aunt, in whose house he was born, 
until bound out an ajjprentice to a shoe maker. The aunt was 
Deborah, his father's sister, and wife of Captain John Forsyth. 
He was married first in 1772 to Miss Priscilla Holt, by whom 
he had three children. 

663* Nathak,8 b. Aug. 29, 1773; d. 

664* JoEL,sb. Feb. 6, 1774 ; d. Oct. 27, 1S45. 

665 Deborah, 6 b. ; d. Aug. 14, 1777. 

Hart's first wife died and he married for his second Dorcas 
Somers, daughter of Isaac and Abigail S. Somers, by whom 
he had eight more children. 

666* Deborah, 8 b. Nov. 13, 17S0. 

667 Hart,s b. Sept. 27, 17S4; d. unm. winter of ISIO. 

668* AsA,sb. May 12, 1786; d. in 1S72. 

669* Francis S.,^ b. Sept. 2, 17SS; d. Aug. 23, 1857. 



HAET BAICH,— NEWBUKY, MASS. 119 

670* Ee,8 b. Feb. 10, 1794; d. Jan. 5, 1854. 

671* Sallt.s b. Oct. 7, 1795; d. June 15, 1874. 

672* James Paekee,^ b. Dec. 4, 1797 ; d. Apr. 2, 1857. 

673* Jacob Abbot,^ b. July 9, 1800; d. Aug. 27, 1881. 
Hart'^ was evidently a man of strong individuality, and 
some eccentricity. The following from the pen of his grand- 
son, the late Rev. William Stevens Balch of Elgin, 111., shows 
very much of the character of both. 

" I have never strayed far from the plain path of present 
duty to search the records of ancestry for grace or glory to 
adorn my own name. I did once ask my grandfatlier, when 
grown to manhood, and he over ninety, about our ancestors, 
whether we were English, Scotch, Irish, Dutch, Greek, He- 
brew or heathen. The old gentleman roused up and said 
rather seriously, 'What is it to you? we have only our 
own conduct to answer for.' That is very true, I replied, 
still, it is a satisfaction to know something of one's forefathers. 
The old gentleman replied, ' I have good reasons to desire no 
such thing. I have always thought it a disgrace and not an 
honor, to accept property or houses gained by others, not by 
myself. I never danced in borrowed pumps.' Then straightr 
ening himself into a dignified attitude he consented to gratify 
his grandson's request. ' I was born in the Old Bay State, 
town of Newbury. When a child I lived with my mother at 
my aunt's. I never saw my father. I was told he was a sea 
captain, and was lost with all his crew on a voyage to the 
West Indies. Whether so or not I never knew. That was 
no fault of mine. Yes, my mother left me when young, was 
married, I was told, and went to live in Nova Scotia, the home 
of the Tories. I have been told she died there and left me 
several hundred dollars. I never saw them, — just as well. 
When fourteen I was bound an apprentice to a shoemaker.' " 
The records at Keene, show that Hart had several real estate 
transactions in that town and Dublin, N. H. 

Hart enlisted into Captain William Walker's company, 
Colonel Reed's regiment, April 23, 1775, and was discharged 
August 9, 1775. He enlisted again into Captain Gilmour's 



120 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

company, June 29, 1777, and served one year and ten months. 
When he enlisted in 1777, he was described as age 26 years, 
height, 6 feet. He re-enlisted as a private in the Fii-st New 
Hampshire, April 24, 1781, for three years, fi-om Dublin, 
N. H. 

334. Nathaniel,' sou of 170 Nathaniel^ and Mary 
[Fletcher] Balch, was born in Providence, R. I., February 
26, 1764, and died in Boston, jNIass., June 10, 1831. On 
December 17, 1789, he was married to Miss Mary Stillman, and 
at the same time Mr. Benjamin Stillman was married to Miss 
Mary Balch, his sister. The officiating clergyman at this 
double wedding was Rev. Dr. Samuel Stillman, father of two 
of the young people concerned. Nathaniel and Mary had 
five children. 

674* MaeiaS.,8 b. Mch. 20, 1790; d. 

675* WiLLiAM,s b. Mcb. 11, 1792; was lost at sea, after 1826. 

676* Nathaniel,* b. Feb. 13, 1794; d. unm. before 1850. 

677* Haeriet,' b. Nov. 14, 1795. 

678* Benjamin Stillman,* b. July 9, 1797: d. after 18.50. 

Mary, the wife of Nathaniel Balch, Jr., was born July 20, 
1766, and died November 8, 1800. 

Captain Nathaniel Balch celebrated the 4th day of July, 
1813, by taking to himself for his second wife, Susan, daughter 
of Captain Wilham and Susannah [Foster] Young. She was 
born in Boston, August 9, 1782. They had two sons. 

679* Edward Lawkexce,* b. May 31. 1816: d. Nov. 21. 1869. 

680» -William Young,* b. M.irch 10, 1819; d. Dec. 17, 1882. 
Both of these sons were born in Boston and baptized at the 
Old South Church, by Rev. Dr. Wisner, their mother having 
united with that church in February, 1811. She was a con- 
stant attendant of the services at the " Old South "" for more 
than half a century up to the second Sunday before her 
death, which occurred December 26, 1864. Her funeral took 
place from the Old South Chapel, in Spring Lane, her en- 
tombment being one of the last permitted in the " Granarj' " 
buiying ground on Tremont street. 

Nathaniel Balch, Jr., was commissioned by '• His Excel- 




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CAPT. NAT'L, WM., JOSEPH BALCH, — BOSTOlf, MASS. 121 

lency, Arthur St. Clair, Esq., President of the Congress of 
the United States of America," on October 20, 1786, to the 
rank of " Ensign in the second regiment in the army of the 
United States," the same regiment in which his younger 
brother William served. 

Nathaniel resigned his commission, and in 1796 he was en- 
gaged in mercantile pursuits in Boston. 

President John Adams commissioned him "Captain in the 
15th regiment of infantry, in the service of the United 
States, to take rank from January 10, 1799." In the summer 
and fall of that year he was on recruiting ser^^ce in the 
Province of Maine. On Wednesday, January 15, 1800, fu- 
neral honors were paid by the troops stationed at Oxford, 
Massachusetts, to the memory of their illustrious leader, 
General George Washington. Captain Nathaniel Balch was 
one of the pall-bearers. [History of Oxford.] 

335. William," son of 170 NathanieP and Mary [Fletch- 
er] Balch, was born at Boston, July 11, 1765. He never 
married. When about 25 years of age he received a commis- 
sion, signed by George Washington, then President of the 
United States, dated March 4, 1791, as ensign in the 2d regi- 
ment, in the service of the United States. With Capt. Sam- 
uel Newman and many others of Boston, he was killed in the 
battle with the Indians, near Miami Village, Ohio, Nov. 4, 
1791, commonly called " St. Clair's defeat," being then a 
lieutenant. 

338. Sarah," daughter of 170 Nathaniel and Mary 
[Fletcher] Balch, was born at Boston, December 5, 1774. 
She married Thomas Hughes, January 31, 1805. They had 
five children, as follows : Thomas Hughes, b. Nov. 16, 1805 ; 
Sarah, b. Sept. 8, 1808 ; George, b. Jan. 1, 1811 ; Mary, b. 
Aug. 30, 1812 ; Henry, b. May 29, 1816. 

343. Joseph,'' son of 172 Joseph^ and Abigail [Aude- 
bert] Balch, was born in Boston, September 15, 1769, and 
died of yellow fever, September 11, 1798. Yellow fever 
was at that time epidemic in Boston where he died. He 



122 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

was a sailmaker in Boston. He was married on the 5th of 
October, 1794, to Hannah, eldest daughter of Dr. John and 
Hannah [Raj-mar] Pope of Boston. She was born August 13, 
1772, and died June 22, 1811. They had three children. 

681» Joseph,^ b. July 16, 1796; d. July 16, 1872. 

682 Hannah Pope,s b. Feb. 23, 1798; d. May 24, IgOS. 

683* Abigail Bright,^ b. Apr. 1, 1799; d. 

347. Elizabeth,' daughter of 172 Joseph^ and Abigail 
[Audebert] Balch, was born at Boston, April 9, 1779, and 
died January 29, 1759. She was married to Jonathan March 
Dexter, June 19, 1808, at Billerica, Mass. 

Mr. Dexter was born March 24, 1775 at Haverhill, and 
died March 26, 1861 in the city of New York. Elizabeth and 
Jonathan M. Dexter were buried in Greenwood Cemetery, 
L. I. They had five children, the two eldest were born at 
Billerica, the others at West Cambridge. 

C4E0EGE, b. June 16, 1809; d. at Geneva, Switzerland, July 16, 
1872; m. Dec. 1, 1845 to Mary Elizabeth Phelps. 

Mart Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1811; unm. 

Henry, b. Mar. 14, 1813; m. Oct. 11, 1853, Lucretia Marguand 
Perry. He was living in New York, May 1, 1892. 

Abba Maria Wellington, b. Apr. 10, 1816; d. at West Cam- 
bridge, July 5, 1819. 

Abba Maria Wellington, b. July 19, 1820; d. at Westport, 
Conn., Sejjt. 18, 1878; m. Dec. 29, 1852 to James Henry 
Peffers. 

348. John,7 son of 175 JohnS and Mary [ ] Balch, 

was born at Keene, N. H., December 10, 1757 and died in 
the same town March 15, 1824. He was married in 1778 to 
Lucy, daughter of Daniel and Abigail Snow. She was born 
in 1762, and died July 5, 1831. John always lived in Keene, 
and both he aud his wife were buried in that town. They 
had five children, all born at Keene. 

684* Hannah,s b. Apr. 4, 1781; d. July 27, 1866. 

685* LuciNDA,8 b. Mch. 23, 1783; d. Aug. 7, 1848. 

686* Nabby,s b. Mch. 28, 1785; d. Aug. 17, 1830. 

687* Andeew,s b. May 2, 1787; d. May 26, 1845. 

688* Ezra,6 b. 1798; d. Apr. 26, 1828. 

689 EosALiND,8 b. 1801 ; d. Aug. 23, 1824, unm. 



JOHX, TIMOTHY BALCH,— KEENE, N. H. 123 

John was a farmer, and the records in the Register's office 
at Keene show that he owned, and lived upon the farm that 
his grandfather located and cleared. When Lieut. Andrew 
Balch located at Keene, the country about was a wilderness, 
abounding with wild beasts. He built his house in a forest. 
One night John greased his boots and slicked up and went 
to a party. While on his way home wolves scented him or 
rather his boots, and gave chase. He ran for his life, and 
heard them snapping at his heels as he escaped through the 
house door. He inherited a walking stick that is now in the 
possession of his grandson John Edwin Balch of Wilson, 
Winona Co., Minn. Family tradition says it was the prop- 
erty of John,i the old planter. The cane is of hickory three 
feet long, has the appearance of having been varnished, and 
has an ivory head about one inch deep and the size of a silver 
half dollar. 

When but fifteen years of age he was enrolled as one of 
the " foot company " of Keene. The Revolutionary War 
Rolls show that he enlisted in Capt. John Gregg's Co. as 
private in 1777, age 19. In the same year he served 26 days 
in Col. Sam'l Ashley's regt. The New Hampshire town 
papers. Vol. XXI. p. 319 show that John Balch's contract as 
Post Rider was made on the 27th day of July, 1781. His route 
was from Portsmouth on Saturday morning, thence to Con- 
way, Plymouth and Haverhill, thence down the Connecticut 
river to Charles town and Keene, and back to Portsmouth 
in fourteen days. 

349. Timotliy,^ son of 175 John^ and Mary [ ] 

Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., about 1760. He died at 
Orwell, Oswego Co., N. Y., and was buried at Richland, N. Y. 
About 1788 he married Hannah Damon, of Manchester, Vt. 
who died at Orwell, N. Y., November 12, 1857. They had 
three sons and three daughters, all born at Manchester. 

690* TiMOTHT.s b. Dec. 10, 1789; d. Aug. 10, 1843. 

691* J0HN,8b. Feb. 14, 1792; d. Mcli. 10, 1882. 

692* Susa:t,8 b. Aug. 22, 1794; d. June 2, 1880. 

693* AjfNA,s b. Aug. 27, 1798; d. Sept. 21, 1840. 



124 SEVENTH GEXEEATIOX. 

694* Daniel.s b. July 29, 1800; d. May 25, 1874. 

695* PoLLT,8 b. Oct. 31, 1803; d. Sept. IS, 1898. 

New Hampshire Town Papers. Vol. XII, page 320 show 
that on June 10, 1785, Timothy Balch was appointed Post- 
Eider, and carried the mail between Portsmouth, N. H. and 
Bi-attleboro, Vt. This was the first mail route in the state of 
Vermont. He moved with his family to Orwell, Oswego 
Co., N. Y. all that section of the state in those early days was 
called the Black River country. Here in that then wild 
country Timothy took up land and cleared a farm on which 
he lived the remainder of his life. 

352. Mary," daughter of 175 John'^ and his second wife 
Safrona [ ] Balch, was born at Keene, New Hamp- 
shire, February 10, 1770 and died at New Ipswich, New 
Hampshire, October 14, 1838. She was married November 
5, 1807 to Joel Pond, son of Daniel. He was born ^March 
19, 1756, and died at Keene, February 23, 1821. They lived 
at Keene, and had one child. 

357. Cyrus,' son of 177 Caleb« and Elizabeth M. 

[ ] Balch, was born at Keene. N. H., July 14, 

1765, and died about 1805. He was married about 1782 to 
Judith Stone. The records of the town of Westford, Vt. 
show that their six eldest children were born in that town, so 
they must have gone to live there soon after their marriage. 
Their four youngest clnldi'en were born in the town of Euos- 
burgh, Vt. 

696 LuciNDiA.s b. Oct. 13, 1783; d. 

697 Caboline,8 b. Oct. 20, 1785; d. 
698* Ebexezeb,8 b. Sept. 16, 1787: d. 1849. 
699* MART,8b. Aug. 20, 1791: d. Mch. 25, 1862. 
700 J0H>.-,8 b. Jan. 21, 1793; d. Jan. 22, 1793. 
701* JoHN,8b. Jan. 29. 1794; d. Aug. 21, 1834. 
702* SiMEOX.s b. 1796: d. 

703' Exos,8b. 1797: d. 1872. 
704* Ctbu8,8 b. Apr., 1799: d. Aug. 7, 1878. 
705* Elmiea,6 b. 1801; d. Sept. 4. 1838. 
706* Eli Stone.s b. Feb. 13, 1803: d. Dec. 24, 1861. 
The Town Papers of N. H. Vol. XII, p. 312 show by Capt. 



CYRUS BALCH, — KEENE, N. H. 125 

Ephraim Stone's return of his company, that Cyrus Balch 
was a member, and received 621 lbs., 1 shilling. These re- 
turns were made in 1782 and show service during the Revo- 
lution, up to and including the year 1780. The records 
show a deed from him to Amos Balch for seventy-five pounds 
of one hundred acres of land. 

The name of Cyius Balch is not found upon the records 
of Westford later than Feb. 21, 1795.* Soon after this date 
he moved to the township of Enosburgh, Vt., where he took 
up land and cleared a farm, and he, with his family, were the 
first to winter in that town, 1796-97. His land was in the 
west part of the town, then and now called Balch Hill. 

The information for this genealogy concerning Cyi-us and 
his children were obtained with great difficulty. A number 
of families, scattered from Vermont to Dakota, and having 
common traditions, were found in various ways. None of 
them knew the name of their grandfather, or were able to 
tell where he lived. One of these traditions was that an 
uncle named Enos was the first child born in Enosburgh, 
Vermont. Another was that another uncle, named John, was 
drowned in Lake Champlain, and a third that their grand- 
father was killed while felling a tree. He was cutting into 
a tree against which another had lodged in falling. The tree 
he was chopping suddenly split and kicked back. It struck 
him under the chin and broke his neck. It was not possible 
to learn anything from the town clerk of Enosburgh, but the 
Vermont Gazette gave the name of the owner of the Balch 
farm. A letter directed to him fell into the hands of his ex- 
ecutor, Benjamin Hoyt, who also was familiar with the tradi- 
tion of the peciiliar way in which the owner of Balch hill 
met his death, and was able from an old deed to fix the 
Christian name as Cyrus. 



*The search of the manuscript records of the town of Westford, Vt. , 
were made by Mrs. Clara Allen (Morgan) Cooley, of that town, a grand- 
daughter of Cyrus. 



126 SEVEXTH GEXERATIO^r. 

358. Amos,' son of 177 Caleb^ and Elizabeth [ ] 

Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., July 28, 1767. The first 
marriage recorded upon the town records of Westford, Vt., 
is Amos Balch and Betsey Jarvis, married December 10, 1792. 
They had children, as shown by the records. 

707 SusANN A,6 h. ; d. April 27, 1795, at Westford, Tt. 

708 Nathan,^ b. Aug. 10, 1795 ; d. 

The above mentioned records show that Amos Balch bought 
and sold five different parcels of laud between the dates July 
31, 1792, and February 21, 1795. He went to Enosburgh in 
1796, as appears by the Vermont Gazetteer, but he probably 
retm-ned to Westford, as his name appears as a witness to a 
deed m 1799. 

The above is all we know regarding this family, and is en- 
tirely from records. 

359. Caleb," son of 177 Caleb^ and Elizabeth [ ] 

Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., March 9, 1770. He was 
married April 3, 1812, to Patience Nye. The Westford town- 
records show realestate transactions by him in 1812. From 
these records it also appears that on January 5, 1793, he wit- 
nessed a deed as Caleb Balch, Jr., and on January 24, 1795, 
he witnessed a deed as Caleb Balch, having dropped the Jr. 
This would indicate that his father died between 1792 and 
1795. 

362. Thankful," daughter of 179 Benjamin^ and Eliza- 
beth [Blake] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., April 23, 
1772, and died at Lunenburg, Vt., in 1856. She was married 
to Azariah Snow, a brother to her sister's husband, John 
Snow. They moved to Lunenburg, Vt., where they continued 
to reside, and both died and were buried in that town. Mr. 
Snow was one of the most influential men in that vicinity, 
both in church and business. They were both members of 
the Baptist denomination, of which he was for a long time a 
deacon. 

Mrs. Snow was an unusually energetic and truly good 
woman, living to the age of 81 years. The last ten years of 



ABNEE, ESTHER BALCH, — KEENE, N. H. 127 

her life she was entirely blind. They had five sons and one 
•daughter, all born at Lunenburg : John, George, Daniel, 
Benjamin, Abigail, and Abner. 

363. Abner,' son of 179 Benjamins and Elizabeth [Blake] 
Balch, -n-as born at Keene, N. H., March 5, 1774. He married 
first Miss Lydia P., daughter of Zeno and Lydia Alden. She 
•was born in Stratford, Ct. They had nine children : 

709 Aldin.s b. ; d. 

710 Albeet,^ b. ; d. y. 

711 Albeet,^ b. ; d. y. 

712* Abxee,s b. January 1, 1804; d. Ifov. 12, 1888. 
713* Eliza,6 b. ; d. Dec. 6, 1828. 

714* Lydia,' b. ; d. 

715* Alfeed,8 b. Jan. 8, 1806; d. April 11, 1892. 
716* Almika A., 3 b. Aug. 5, 1811. 
717* Aleeet, 8 b. 1813; killed, railroad accident, 1846. 
Abner' married for his second wife a Miss Latham, by 
■whom he had one child. 
718 Amanda,* b. ; d. y. 

Abner lived for a time at Bethel, Vt., where he owned and 
operated a fulling mill. Then he moved to Stratford, Vt. ; 
then to St. Johnsbury, Vt. He was also engaged in farming. 
He was accounted an expert in the use of the ax, and was 
also celebrated as a high jumper. 

Abner and his wives were buried at East St. Johnsbury, Vt. 
365. Esther,' daughter of 179 Benjamin^ and Elizabeth 
[Blake] Balch, was born at Keene, October 13, 1778, and 
died in the same town, February 20, 1830. She married John 
Snow, of Keene. Mr. Snow was a deacon in the Baptist 
church. Their ten children were born in Keene. 
Peklet Blake, b. Dec. 31, 1799; d. in Ills. 
Latjee, b. ; d. in Keene. 
EsTHEE, b. ; died in Keene. 

Sylvia, b. 1806; d. in 'Westmoreland, N. H., Sept. 30, 1891. 
Channey, b. ; d. in Sugar Grove, Ills. 
John, b. ; d. in Springfield, Mo. 
Joseph, b. Apr., 1819; d. 
Cynthia, b. ; d. at Keene . 
George, b. ; d. y. 
FoBBES, b. ; d. y. 



128 SEVENTH GEN1EEATI0N. 

366. Olive,^ daughter of 179 Benjamin^ and Elizabeth 
[Blake] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., August 25, 1780, 
and lived to be over 80 years of age. She married Erastus 
Lane of Lunenburg, Vt., and had three children: Erastus, 
Sylvanus, and William. 

367. Benjamin,^ son of 179 Benjamin^ and Elizabeth 
[Blake] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., July 2-3, 1783, and 
died at Union, N. Y., September 27, 1829. About 1808 he 
married Sarah, daughter of Matthew Stanley. Matthew 
Stanley's lineage traces back to the Plantagenets. Sarah 
was born at St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 28, 1789, and died at 
Union, N. Y., December 11, 1863. They had ten children. 

719* Sarah Stanley,' b. Nov. 27, 1809. 

720 LucT,8 b. Jan. 8, 1811; d. Jan. 15, 1818. 

721* BEifJAMiN,^ b. June 13, 1812; d. 

722* Matthew Stanley,* b. Aug. 4, 1813; d. Oct. 20, 1844. 

723 Betsey,^ b. Mar. 19, 1815; d. unra. at Union, N.T., Dec. 19, 1663. 

724 Maey,8 b. Oct. 14, 1817; d. unm. Feb. 22, 1836. 
725* James Britton,^ b. June 22, 1819. 

726* Lucy H.,* b. Feb. 12, 1821. 

727* Benjamin Franklin,' b. Dec. S, 1S22; d. 

728* Lydia M.,' b. Dec. 24, 1827. 

368. Sylvanus,^ son of 179 Benjamin'^ and Julia [Ellis] 
Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., October 11, 1786. He 
married Catherine Wetherby, of Concord, Vt., by whom he 
had five childi-en, two of whom died in infancy. 

729* Laura Olive,' b. June 24, 1820; d. May 24, 1873. 

730* John Wetherby,' b. May 20, 1824. 

731* Samuel Albert,' b. June 11, 1828; d. May 14, 1895. 
Sylvanus lived at home and worked for his father, in 
Lunenburg, until he was 20 years of age, when he was given 
his time, which was to be his portion. In a short time, with 
energy and perseverance he was the owner of a good farm. 
He first located at Concord, Vt., where he married. In 1828 
he moved with his family to Littleton, N. H., where he 
engaged in business, first, as clothier and farming. After- 
wards he became quite an extensive land owner. In 1836, 
his wife died, and in 1837 he married Lydia Pratt of Oxford, 



ADIN, WILLIAM BALCH, — ^LUNENBUKG, VT. 129 

N. H. In 1870 he removed to St. Johnsbury, Vt. There 
were no children by the second marriage. 

369. Cynthia/ daughter of 179 Benjamin^ and Julia 
[Ellis] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., May 14, 1788, and 
died at Lunenburg, aged 53 years. She married Stephen 
Smith of Lunenburg, and had nine children, the three eldest 
died in infancy. Benjamin, d. at 50 ; Julia, d. at 16 ; 
Cynthia; Ester; Henry, d. at 24; and Leander. 

370. Adin,'^ son of 179 Benjamin^ and Julia [Ellis] 
Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., January 22, 1790, and died 
at Lunenburg, Vt., April 2, 1859. He was a farmer by 
occupation, and a man of high moral and religious principles. 
He was married October 12, 1810, to Miss Martha Gee of 
Lunenburg. She was born June 16, 1793, and died at 
Lunenberg, Jamiary 31, 1880. They had 12 children, all 
born at Lunenburg, Vt., who were all noted for their musical 
talents. 

732* Selinda,8 b. Feb. 1, 1812. 

733 Edward.s b. Sept. 11, 1813; d. Jan. 14, 1814. 

734* Jame8,8 b. Feb. 23, 1816; d. Feb. 27, 1894. 

735* Edward A.,8 b. June 16, 1817. 

736* WiLLiAM.s b. May 1, 1819; d. Sept. 6, 1842. 

737* Maetha,8 b. Apr. 17, 1821. 

738* Caroline Matilda,^ b. Apr. 21, 1824; d. June 2, 1885. 

739* Rachel, 8 b. May 28, 1826. 

740* Elizabeth H.,8 b. .Jan. 6, 1828; d. Aug. 19, 1878. 

741* Geor&e Shebman,8 b. Sept. 16, 1833. 

742* Isaac A., 8 b. Sept. 10, 1836. 

743* Louisa E.,8 b. Mar. 16, 1838. 

371. William,'^ son of 179 Benjamin^ and Julia [Ellis] 
Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., June 16, 1791, and died 
January 6, 1868, at Lunenburg, Vt. He was a farmer and 
lived in the town of Lunenburg. He was married Septem- 
ber 13, 1819, to Lucy Howland, of Lunenburg. She was 
born February 26, 1797, and died February 19, 1844. They 
had nine children, all born at Lunenburg. 

744 Geoege,8 b. Jan. 3, 1820; d. y. 

745 Eliza,8 b. ; d. y. 

746* LuRA,8 b. Sept. 1, 1822- d. Oct. 17, 1893. 



130 SEVENTH GENEBATION. 

747 Newell, 8 b. ; d. y. 

748 Newell,8 b. May 27, 1825; d. June 15, 1889, unm. 

749 LrcT,8 b. Jan., 1828; d. Mar. 1, 1852; m. Mackwith Smith. Had 

one son, d. y. 

750 Aldin,!* b. Feb. 22, 1830; unm. 

751* Electa.s b. Apr. 28, 1832; d. Mar. 13, 1888. 
752 Leaft,8 b. July 22, 1835; d. Nov. 20, 1879. 

372. James,^ son of 179 Benjamin^ and Julia [Ellis] 
Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., November 3, 1791, and died 
at Davenport, Iowa, in 1885. In July or August, 1820, he 
married Miss Nancy Moore, of Lancaster, N. H., and to them 
were born two sons. 

753* Geoege,8 i3. Aug. 5^ 1821; d. Jan. 2, 1880. 

754* Stephen Moore,^ b. Feb. 12, 1826; d. Dec. 20, 1876. 

For several years following his marriage, James lived at St. 
Johnsbuiy, Vt., then he moved to Lancaster, N. H., where 
his wife died in 1864. In 1865 he went to Davenport, Iowa, 
to live with his son, and after his son's death he lived with 
his widow until his death. James was a genial, kind hearted 
man and always had a good word for every acquaintance. 
He was an earnest Christian and a member of the Congrega- 
tional church. 

374. John," son of 181 John^ and [ ] Balch, was 

born September 2, 1759, and died at Marcellus, New York, 
November 10, 1815, and was buried at Amber, N. Y. He 
was married April 6, 1785, to Miss Lucy, daughter of William 
Bowen, of Lebanon, Connecticut. She was born July 20, 
1761, and died at Marcellus, November 10, 1819. Their ten 
children were all born in Connecticut. 

755* Susan,* b. Feb. 3, 1786; d. 

756* Anna," b. Oct. 4, 1787; d. 

757 EuNiCE.s b. July 17, 1789; d. at Onondaga, N. T., unm. 

758* Lucr.s b. Nov. 20, 1791; d. Oct. 10, 1861, at Norvell, Mich. 

759* JoHN.s b. Dec. 20, 1793; d. Oct. 10, 1868, at Norvell, Mich. 

760* lBA,8 b. May 20, 1796; d. Aug. 29, 1861, at Sodus, N. T. 

761 Lydia,^ b. Aug. 3, 1799; d. at Onondaga, N. Y., unm. 

7ii* CELmDi,'« \ '^'^'' b- Aug. 12, 1801 ; d. 
764* David,8 b. July 2, 1804. 



WILLIAM, ISBAEL BALCH, — MANSFIELD, CONN. 131 

John was a house joiner by occupation. In the month of 
January, 1809, he moved with his family, from Connecticut 
to Marcellus, N. Y., which was then called moving West. 
All their furniture, with the mother and small children, were 
packed into a one horse sleigh, and so part of the family 
walking and part riding, they made the journey to their new 
home. The military records of Connecticut show that John 
Balch, Jr., enlisted from Mansfield, into the First Connecti- 
cut Line. Benjamin Throop, Captain, Jedediah Huntington, 
Colonel. This regiment was raised from and after January 
1, 1777, and took the field in the spring of that year. He 
joined April 26, 1777 and was discharged April 26, 1780. 
He was a pensioner and resided in New York state. The 
Pension Department records show that his application was 
made in April, 1818, and that he was in the battle at Stony 
Point, N. Y. 

375. William,^ son of 181 John^ and [ ] Balch, 

was born at Mansfield, Connecticut and died at Halls 
Corners, Onondaga Co., N. Y. He was married October 26, 
1786, to Elizabeth, daughter of Josiah Hall, of Mansfield, 
Conn. They had eight children, the thi-ee eldest were born 
in Mansfield, the others at Onondaga, N. Y. 

765* Stephen,* b. Nov. 29, 1787; d. Dec. 22, 1874. 

767 Bbtset,8 b. Oct. 27, 1789, m. a Mr. Hall and lived at Dowagiac, 

Mich. d. 

768 Obigin,' b. June 15, 1794; d. Dec. 24, 1828. 
769* Phebe,8 b. June 26, 1796; d. 1875. 

770 Nelson,* b. Dec. 13, 1799; d. Sept. 10, 1828, unm. 

771 Fanny,' b. Dec. 2, 1801; d. Dec. 27, 1830. 

772 Almika,' b. June 15, 1805; d. Sept. 22, 1831, m. Mr. Jackson 

and lived at Marcellus, N. Y. 

773 Matilda,' b. Nov. 2, 1807; d. Jan. 10, 1831. 

376. Israel,'^ son of John^ and [ ] Balch was 

married in 1792. The dates of his birth and death have not 
been ascertained. His wife's first name was Sarah. They had 
three children, all born in Mansfield, Connecticut. 

774* Maevin,» b. Moh. 1, 1793; d. 

775 Rhoda,' b. Jan. 3, 1795; m. Mr. Ford, of Lebanon, Ct. 

776 Lucia,* b. Nov. 4, 1798; m. Mr. Thayer. 



132 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

By the Military Records of Connecticut it is shown that 
Israel enlisted into the 4th Ct. July 8, 1780, and was dis- 
charged Dec. 14, 1780, also that he enlisted Sept. 7, 1776, in 
to Capt. Sergeant's Co., Major Backus' Regiment Light 
Horse, and was discharged from the same Nov. 2, 1776. 

377. B^Lzaliiel.^ son of 181 John« and [ ] Balch, 

died at Mansfield, Ct., Feb. 23, 1817. Feb. 23, 1786, he mar- 
ried Miss Ruth Davis, of Mansfield, Ct., and to them were 
born nine children. 

777 Ahimaaz,8 b. July 4, 1787; d. unm. Jan. 11, 1804. 

778* Ann.8 b. Aug. 18, 1789; d. Sept. 7, 1845. 

779* J0HN,8 b. Dec. 7, 1791; d. April 3, 1868. 

780* RuTH,8 b. Sept. 7, 1794; d. April 13, 1875. 

781 Joseph,^ b. March 5, 1797; d. ; m. ; one child, d. y. 

782* Elizabeth,8 b. April 25, 1799; d. 

783* Fannt,8 b. June 21, 1801; d. Feb. 19, 1885. 

784* Ahimaaz,8 b. April 1, 1804; d. 

785* Mart,6 b. Oct. 3, 1809. 

Bazalael was a farmer, and lived in the town of Mansfield, 
Conn., and all of his children were born in that town. He 
died of dropsy, from which he suffered for more than two 
years. His widow survived him a few years. 

Bazalael was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, entering 
the service when but sixteen years of age. Connecticut mil- 
itary records show that he joined Capt. James Dana's com- 
pany, April 29, 1780. He was a devout Christian, kind and 
affectionate. He sent his children to church and to school 
faithfully, and they looked back to the recollections of their 
early life with pleasure. An incident occurred during the 
war of 1812 and 14, and related by Mrs. Mackenzie [who 
was Ruth Balch] to her daughter Helen Mar, is of interest 
in showing the energj^ and resources of the household. Baz- 
alael's son John was suddenly summoned to the arm}', and 
had to go on the following day, but needed an extra coat of 
sheep's gray. A black and a white sheep were accordingly 
sheared, the wool mixed, carded, spun, woven into cloth, the 
cloth cut, made ready into a well-fitting coat, and warming 
John's back twent3--four hours after it had left the backs of the 



JONATHAN, ALEX., — BOSTON, MASS., PHILA., PA. 133 

sheep. All these operations were performed in the family 
without outside aid. 

Mrs. Mackenzie described her father to her daughter as a 
dark complexioned man, with dark hair and eyes. He was a 
man of mild disposition. It was his custom to tell his chil- 
dren, without scolding them, that they might go back to bed 
if they did not feel well after they had dressed and eaten 
breakfast ! 

379. Jonathan,^ son of 182 Jonathan^ and Abigail 
[Williams] Balch, was born at Boston, April 7, 1774, and 
died at that city in the summer of 1803. He married Miss 
Elizabeth Hastings, by whom he had two sons. 

786 Jo5fATHAif,8 d. in infancy. 

787 Thomas Hastings,* d. in infancy. 

Jonathan was a lumber merchant in Boston. He left land 
and a new dwelling house in Friend street, worth some six 
thousand dollars. His widow married William Dickenson, 
Aug. 14, 1808. 

382. Samuel Williams," son of 182 Jonathan^ and Ab- 
igail [Williams] Balch, was born March 14, 1780, at Boston, 
Mass. The date of his death is not known. He was living 
in Dorchester, Oct. 13, 1813, as appears by Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 
236, p. 193, but as he is not mentioned in his mother's will, 
dated Oct. 25, 1815, either by name or representative, it is 
reasonable to infer that he died between the above dates, and 
left no children. 

384. David,7 son of 182 Jonathan^ and Abigail [Wil- 
liams] Balch, was born at Boston, May 14, 1784. He was 
alive in 1818, and then junior member of the firm of Ridg- 
way & Balch, of Philadelphia, Pa. This is all that is known 
regarding him. *- - > . t> ,,-,^,' ^'< .^c^. 

385. Alexander,^ son of 182 Jonathan^ and Abigail 
[Williams] Balch, was born at Boston, March 9, 1786, and 
died July 5, 1812. He married, April 4, 1811, Ann, daughter 
of Col. Ebenezer and Mary [Glover] Clapp, of Dorchester. 
She was born December 8, 1792. They had one daughter. 



134 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

788 Ann Alexander,' b. Feb. 4, 1S1.3; m. Francis D. Kidder. 

Alexander was a merchant, of the firm of Ridgway & 
Balch, of Philadelphia, Pa. His widow married John, son 
of Lewis Wheeler, of Boston. 

389. Joshua,' son of 186 Joshua^ and Rebecca [Hop- 
kins] Balch, was born June 9, 1778, and died at Lyme, N. H., 
April 2.3, 1833. He was married June 15, 1800, to Miss 
Nancy P. Shaw, who was born December 17, 1780, and died 
January 24, 1850. Joshua was a farmer, and lived in the 
town of Lyme, N. H. Tliej'^ had eight children. 

789* Samuel West,* b. June 9, 1803; d. May 27, 1889. 

790* JTJLiA,8b. May 15, 180.5; d. 1893. 

791* Dan Shaw,* b. March 16, 1807; d. Feb. 24, 1888. 

792 Fannt,8 b. Feb. 28, 1809; d. ; m. in October, 1833, to Francis A. 

Haynes. 

793 Adna,8 b. April 2, 1811; d. Oct. 16, 1816. 

794 A8A,8 b. April 12, 1814; d. Nov. 6, 1820. 

795* Adna Perkins,* b. Nov. 30, 1817; d. May 28, 1889. 
796* Francis Brown,* b. Aug. 3, 1819; d. March 28, 1891. 

390. Israel,' son of 187 IsraeF and Hannah [Kimball] 
Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., June 29, 1773, and 
died in the same town, May 8, 1847. He was married, in 
1796, to Miss Elizabeth Epps, of Francestown. She died 
December 12, 1846, aged 74 years. Nine children was their 
issue, all born in Francestown. 

797* Mart,* b. Aug. 12, 1797; d. June 8, 1880. 

798* Sally,* b. Jan. 29, 1799; d. Mar. 5, 1893. 

799* Mason,* b. Oct. 23, 1800; d. July 21, 1873. 

800* Betsey,* b. Nov. 28, 1802; d. April 12, 1816. 

801* Nanct,* b. Sept. 26, 1804; d. Sept. 28, 1839. 

802* Hannah,* b. May IS, 1807; d. Dec. 15, 1848. 

803* Susan,* b. Feb. 25, 1809; d. Oct. 22, 1854. 

804* John,* b. May 19, 1812; d. Sept. 19, 1886. 

805* Orra a.,* b. Dec. 20, 1813; d. March, 1878. 
Israel" was classed among the wealthy men of Francestown. 

39L Hannah," daughter of 187 Israel*' and Hannah 
[Kimball] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., March 28, 
1775. She married Bartholomew Pearson. They lived at 
Peterboro, N. H., and had seven children. 



JOHN, JOSHUA, VAEION BALCH, — FRANCESTOWN, N. H. 135 

392. Sally/ daughter of 187 Israel" and Hannah [Kim- 
ball] Balch, was born at Francestown, N.H., October 13, 1778, 
and died at Swale, Steuben county, N. Y., April 1, 1856. 
She married Isaac Jones. They moved from Francestown to 
Stoddard, N. H., in the fall of 1823, and Mr. Jones died in 
the latter town. They had four children. 

393. Polly," daughter of 187 IsraeP and Hannah [Kim- 
ball] Balch, was born at Francestown, November 4, 1780. 
She married Isaac Winchester, of Greenfield, N. H., August 
1, 1799. They had ten children. For a time they lived at 
Hill, N. H., and then removed to Providence, R. I. 

394. John,7 son of 187 Israel" and Hannah [Kimball] 
Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., October 1, 1782. 
When 20 years of age he went to Chester, Vt., at which 
place, on the 12th day of May, 1803, he married Miss Lydia, 
daughter of James and Lydia [Powers] Reed. John was a 
farmer, and lived and died in the town of Chester. Their 
eleven children were all born in Chester. 

806» J0HN,8 b. Dec. 28, 1803; d. 

807* ACHSAH Philena,8 b. Aug. 24, 1804 ; d. 

808* Clakk,8 b. May 29, 1807; d. May 24, 1882. 

•809* Joanna,^ b. June 1, 1809. 

810* VARlON,8b. 1811; d. July ], 1864. 

811* Dastiel,' b. ; d. 

S12* Maranda P.,» b. Oct. 3, 1824; d. 

813 Lydia,' b. ; m. Rial Walters living at Rupert, Vt. 

S14 Adeline,' b. ; m. Edward Wbiting, living at Whitehall, 

N. T. 

•815 Louisa,' b. ; d. ; m. Richard Stevens. 

816 Sabah,8 b. ; d. ; m. Thomas Murray, Whitehall, N. Y. 

395. Joanna,' daughter of 187 Israel" and Mary 

[ ] Balch, was born at Francestown, N.H., January 

20, 1786. She married Daniel Sj^monds, they resided at 
Francestown, and had three childien. A daughter was living 
at Lyndboro, N. H., in 1888. 

396. Varion,^ son of 187 Israel" and Mary [widow Fletch- 
er] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., May 6, 1789, and 
died in the same town June 12, 1834. He married Mary, 



13b SEVENTH GENEKATION. 

daughter of William and Olive [Kindrick] Thompson. She- 
was born at Dalton, Mass., June 6, 1794, and was living in. 
January, 1886. They had six children. 

817 Vabion,' b. ; d. in infancy. 

818* J0ANNA,8 b. Apr. 4, 1815; d. Apr. 26, 1892. 

819* James T.,' b. Apr. IS, 1817; d. Jan. 28, 1888. 

820* Pamela,' b. Dec. 21, 1821; d. Apr. 9, 1854. 

821* Olive,* b. Apr. 5, 1S25; d. June, 1865. 

822* William,' b. July 14, 1831. 

Varion was a farmer and always lived in Francestown, and 
died in the same house his father lived and died in at Balch 
Hill. It is reasonable to pi-esume that he was named for his- 
great grandmother, Hannah Veren, although the family now 
spell the name Varion. 

397. Pamela,^ daughter of 187 IsraeP and Mary 
[widow Fletcher] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., 
November 7, 1791 and died in the same town January 24, 1833. 
She was married February 7, 1825 to Levi, son of Amos, and 
Huldah [Kimball] Bachelder. He was born at Francestown, 
December 27, 1798 and died in that town June 24, 1875. 
They had two sons both born in Francestown. 

Elbridge Kimball, b. May 13, 1826; m. Dec. 13, 1849, Hiss Car- 
oline Ann, daughter of Elisha Vose. She was b. Oct. 11, 
1828, at Francestown. E. K. Bachelder is a mason [brick- 
layer and plasterer] and lives at Francestown. Their three 
sons were b. in that town. Charles Levi, b. June 24, 1851 ; m. 
Chelsea, Mass., Nov. 28, 1873. Miss Alice, daughter of 
Moses, and Mary [Torrey] Sleeper of Quincy, Mass. 
She d. at Nashua, N. H., Jan. 5, 1879. One child, Ernest 
Allen, b; Jan. 22, 1875; m. 2, at Minneapolis, Minn , Dec. 15, 
1883, to Mrs. Etta Sperling, of Nashua, N. H. They were 
living in April, 1891, at West Medford, Mass. George 
Arthur, b. Feb. 14, 1860; m. Oct. 30, 1881, Miss Ada F. 
Mills of Francestown, N. H. One child, Nina May, b. June, 
7, 1882. They wore living at West Medfield, Mass., in Apr> 
1891. John Henry, b. Apr. 11, 1869; d. April 24, 1887. 

George Levi, b. Dec. 17, 1828; was living at Sunderland, Mass. 
in April, 1891. 

398. William," son of 187 Israel^ and Mary [widow 
Fletcher] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., November 
3, 1793, and died at Reading, Mass., January 19, 1877. He 



WILLIAM, ISAAC, BETSEY, — FKANCESTOWN, LYME, N. H. 137 

was married first, July 21, 1818, to Nabby, daughter of John 
Johnson. She was born at Francestown, February 18, 1797, 
and died July 16, 1836. They had two sons. 

823 William,^ b. July 31, 1819; d. Nov. 5. 1829. 
824* Mabk,8 b. Mcb. 30, 1821; d. Dec. 16, 18TS. 

William was married second June 8, 1837, to Zebiah, daugh- 
ter of Edward Johnson. She was born at Boston, Mass., Janu- 
ary 24, 1807, and was living at Reading in 1889. No is- 
sue. William was buried at Francestown, N. H. 

399. Ruth,^ daughter of 187 Israel and Mary [widow 
Fletcher] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., September 
10, 1796. She married Isaac Jones, and they moved to Canis- 
tio, N. Y., where she died June 14, 1870. 

402. Isaac,^ son of 191 Isaac^ and Olive [Grant] 
Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., September 29, 1793, and died 
at North Thetford, Vt., December 27, 1873. He graduated 
from Dartmouth College in 1811. When a young man he 
settled at North Thetford, and there married Miss Sally 
Marshal by whom he had four children, all born at North 
Thetford. 

825 Sarah £.,» b. Apr. 14, 1826; living at N. Thetford, Yt. 

826* Ai-rKBD,8 b. Aug. 9, 1828; d. Nov. 26, 1869. 

827* Mar8HAI,l S.,8 b. July 10, 1832; d. Mcb. 13, 1874. unm. 

828* Charlbs Nbwton,8 b. Oct. 17, 1836. 

404. Betsey,' daughter of 191 Isaac^ and Elizabeth 
[Bell] Balch, was borne at Lyme, N. H., January 16, 1799, 
and died in the same town, March 24, 1873. She was 
married March 23, 1823, to John Flint. They resided at 
Lyme, and their four children were born in that town. 

Elizabeth Balch, b. Oct. 5, 1824; m. a Mr. Stanley in 1867, and 

reBides at Piermont, N. H. They have no children. 
Hannah Selinda, b. Mar. 1, 1826; m. Nov. 8, 1859, Henry 

Newell, resides at Lyme. Two children, both b. at Lyme. 

George Newell, b. Oct. 13, 1860. Mary E. Newell, b. July 3, 

1865. 
Diantha, b. Mar. 4, 1827; unm. resides at Piermont, N. H. 
Levi Spaulding, b. Mar. 8, 1829; d. in 1864; m. in Chicago in 

1863, and died soon after. No issue. 



138 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

406. Albert," son of 191 Isaac« and Elizabeth [Bell] 
Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., September 6, 1802. He 
married, Nov. 27, 1825, Miss Chloe, daughter of Lemuel and 
Mary Holt, they lived in Lyme, and all their children were 
born in that town. After the death of his wife Albert went to 
Wisconsin, and nothing more can be learned regarding him. 

829 Dolly Ann,' b. July 21, 1820; d. Oct. 11, 1849. 

830 Freeman,* b. Aug. 27, 1828; m. ; rem. West. 

831 John Fkancis,' b. June 13, 1830. 

832 Harvey,' b. Aug. 21, 1833; d. Jan. 16, 1857. 

833 Isaac Lemuel,' b. Dec. 30, 1835; m. 

834 Chloe Holt,' b. Jan. 21, 1837; d. Dec. 21, 1858. 

835 Mary Elizabeth,' b. Apr. 24, 1839; unm. in 1864. 

836 Harris Allen,' b. Apr. 24, 1842; d. Nov. 4, 1859. 

837 Arthur Newton,' b. July 3, 1845. 

407. Theodore," son of 191 Isaac« and Elizabeth [Bell] 
Balch was born at Lyme, N. H., October 4, 1804, and died 
at Lyme, January 31, 1892. He was married March 22, 1831, 
to Miss Sally Lovejoy of Lyme. She died April 6, 1874. 
Thej^ had seven children. 

838* Theodore Edwin,' b. Jan. 13, 1832; d. Jan. 12, 1896. 

839* William Worcester,' b. Apr. 27, 1834. 

840* Isaac Freeman,' b. Feb. 13, 1836. 

841* John Carroll,' b. July 7, 1839; d. Aug. 27, 1889. 

842* Sarah Eliza,' b. June 18, 1841. 

843* Hannah Sophronia,' b. June 25, 1843. 

844* Frank Pierce,' b. Oct. 14, 1850. 

408. John," son of 191 Isaac« and Elizabeth [Bell] 
Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., June 13, 1809, and died in 
1846. He married Eunice P. [Sturtevant] Lyon, they re- 
sided at Cambridge, Mass., and had iive children. 

845* Sabah E.,' b. July 31, 1836. 

846* Ellen M.,' b. Aug. 7, 1838; d. Jan. 23, 1861. 

847* Louise M.,' b. Dec. 24, 1840. 

848* Eunice P.,* b. Nov. 12, 1843. 

849* John H.,' b. July 16, 1847. 

410. Lucinda," daughter of 195 Israel'^ and Sarah 
[Arnold] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Gt., April 3, 1772, 
and died at Wellington, Ct. She married a Mr. Cushman, 
they lived in Mansfield, and had nine children. Among them 
were the following named. 



AENOLD, KOGER BALCH, — MANSFIELD, CT. 16>) 

Israel CusHMAN. 

Harry. 

William, d. at Belcher, Mass, 

George, d. at New Britain, Ct. 

Angeline, d. at Durham, Ct. 

411. Arnold,' son of 195 Israel^ and Sarah [Arnold] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., February 8, 1775, and died 
at Rush, Susquehanna Co., Pa., October 10, 1848. He 
married Meribah, daughter of Ebenezer Leonard, of Burling- 
ton, Otsego Co., N. Y. She was born December 10, 1783, 
and died April 28, 1861, at Aldensville, Wayne Co., Penn. 
Arnold and Meribah had seven children. 

850* Archibald,' b. Aug. 30, 1802; d. July U, 1862. 

851* Arnold,' b. Oct. 11, 1805; d. Feb. 25, 1881. 

S52* Sallt,8 b. July 22, 1807; d. Jan. 21, 1841. 

853* Susan,' b. Apr. 30, 1810; d. Nov. 8, 1885. 

854* Jane,' b. July 7, 1814; d. 1889. 

855* Abigail,' b. Jan. 16, 1818; d. Nov. 6, 1888. 

856* Diana,' b. Dec. 16, 1822; d. June 4, 1892. 
Soon after Arnold was married he moved to Montrose, 
Penn., and lived in a log house near where the court house 
now stands. Wild animals were in great abundance, and 
neighbors scarce. One night while Arnold and his wife were 
going home from a neighbor's, where they had been spending 
the evening, a panther took after them, jumping from one 
tree to another over their heads. They ran with all speed 
for life, and succeeded in reaching home in safety. The 
country being so wild and new, they returned to Otsego 
Co., N. Y., and there raised their family. All the children 
were born in Otsego County, N. Y., except Diana, who was 
born in Cortlandt Co., N. Y. About 1825 they returned to 
Penn. and settled at Rush, on the Wyalusing creek, where 
they continued to live until removed by death. By trade 
Arnold was a cabinet and wheel-head maker. [A wheel- 
head is a part of a large spinning wheel, which was used in 
making woolen yarn.] 

412. Roger,' son of 195 Israel and Sarah [Arnold] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., May 17, 1779. His death 



140 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

was caused by the kick of a horse. He died February 12, 
1831, at Sherburn, and was buried in that town. When a 
young man he went to Sherburn, Chenango Co., N. Y., and 
continued to reside in that town. On the 2nd 'day of Febru- 
ary, 1806, he married Miss Hannah, daughter of Stephen 
Northrup. She was born at Salem, N. Y., June 16th, 1787, 
and died at Lenox, N. Y., October 5, 1870. Roger and 
Hannah had seven children, all born at Sherburne. Roger 
was a farmer by occupation. 

857* Orpha B.,6 b. July 6, 1807; d. Sept. 6, 1891. 

858* Mary P.,8 b. July 31, 1808; d. June 6, 1875. 

859 Ehoda,8 b. July 31, 1810; d. July 1, 1848. 

860* Marilla,8 b. Dec. IS, 1812; d. Dec. 24, 1895. 

861 Chester A.,8 b. Nov. 2y, 1816; d. Feb. 9, 1817. 

862 LAviNiA.sb. Feb. 23, 1818; m. Feb. 23, 1852, Enoch Nortbrup^ 

d. s. p. 
863* Cynthia L.,* b. Oct. 6, 1821. 

413. Polly," daughter of 195 Israel^ and Sarah [Arnold] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., April 10, 1785, and died 
at New Lisbon, N. Y., January 11, 18-14. She was buried at 
Burlington, N. Y. About 1805 she was married to Russel 
Babcock. He was born in Ct., June 27, 1786, and died at 
New Lisbon Center, N. Y., January 8, 1861. Babcock was 
a farmer. They resided at New Lisbon, and their ten 
children were born in that town. 

lEA Babcock, b. Nov. 2, 1806. 
Harriet, b. Feb. 21, 1809. 
AsAHEL, b. May 17, 1812. 
Sally, b. May 10, 1814. 
Rebecca, b. June 1.3, 1816. 
Claek p., b. Sept. 12, 1818. 
Chester, b. Aug. 31, 1820. 
Marshall, b. July 31, 1822. 
Prosper, b. Aug. 7, 1824. 
Sidney, b. Nov. 5, 1826. 

414. Chester," son of 195 Israel^ and Sarah [Arnold] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield in 1788, and died at New 
Haven, Ct., May 15, 1847, and buried in Grove St. Cemetery 
in that city. He married Nancy, daughter of Stephen At- 



SYLVESTER, HENET TAYLOR BALCH, — MANSFIELD, CT. 141 

water. She was born at Mt. Carmell, Ct., and died at New 
Haven, September 11, 1860. They had six children all born 
at New Haven. 

864 Sabah,8 d. y, 

865 AifN,8 d. y. 

866 Elizabeth,^ d. y. 

867 Chester,* d. of consumption in 1842, aged 19 years. 

868 Charles, 8 drowned when a child. 

869 Nancy E.,* b. in 1827, is now living unm. in New Haven, Ct. 
Chester died of consumption. He was a hard working 

man, a kind and obliging neighbor. He owned his house in 
New Haven, and his daughter is now living in it. 

415. Sylvester,'' son of 195 IsraeP and Sarah [Arnold] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct. He died in 1848. He 
married Miss Mary Albray. The Connecticut Records show 
that Sylvester enlisted as a private in Capt. Jabez CoUins 
Company and served from August 18, 1814 to October 26, 
1814. Sylvester and Mary had six children. 

870 Cathebine,3. 

871 MABr,8. 

872 lEA,8 d. Dec. 4, 1881. 

873 Stlvestee.s d. 1873. 

874 Petee,'. 

875 George,'. 

417. Henry Taylor,' son of 197 Henry^ and Elizabeth 
[Kimball] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., November 28, 
1785, and died at Brockfield, La Salle Co., 111., January 29, 
1869. He was married to Catherine Thomas, September 11, 
1808. She was born June 27, 1791, and died at Brockfield, 
Ills., September 2if,' 18^9. About 1810 they removed from 
Mansfield to Richfield Springs, N. Y., and lived there for fifty 
years, and then they moved to Illinois. Their eldest son was 
born at Mansfield, Ct., the other eleven children were born at 
Richfield Springs, N. Y. 

876* Dan C.,8 b. July 14, 1809; d. Feb. 1, 1883. 

877 Hannah,' b. Mar. 8, 1811; d. June 9, 1856; m. Joseph Batohel- 
der, Sept. 3, 1843. 

878* Heneietta,' b. Apr. 1, 1813; d. Feb. 2, 1869. 

879* Clarissa,' b. Feb. 18, 1815. 



142 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

880* Joseph Chapmax,^ b. Jan. 30, 1817; d. about 1891. 

881 Nanct.s b. Mar. 11, 1819; m. Amos Edmunds, Nov. 7, 1837. 

882* Maeia,8 b. Feb. 7, 1821. 

883* Khoda Ann.s b. Sept. 26, 1823. 

884* Henkt,« b. Dec. 5, 1825. 

885 William.^ b. Jan. 13, 1828; d. Mar. 11, 1830. 

886* Mabtha,^ b. Feb. 5, 1830. 

887* Sabah A.,8 b. Oct. 4, 18-32. 

419. John,^ son of 197 Henry^ and Elizabeth [Kimball} 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., May 10, 1790. He was 
married March 15, 1811, to Mary, daughter of Nathan "Wood 
of Mansfield. They had two children both born at Mansfield. 

888* John AusTiN.^.b. Jan. 24, 1812. 

889* Mart Ann Maeia.^ b. Apr. 9, 1816. 

In 1822 John removed from Mansfield to Marathon, Cort- 
landt Co., N. Y. He was a shoemaker by trade ; in politics 
he was a democrat. He never united with any church. His 
wife was a Presbyterian. 

421. Thomas,^ son of 197 Henry^ and Elizabeth [Kim- 
ball] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., November 6, 1794. 
On the 19th of May, 1819, he married Eunice Hamilton of 
Mansfield, by whom he had four children all born at Mansfield. 

890* SoPHRONiA Ann,^ b. Jan. 25, 1820. 

891 Samuel Henry,* b. June 20, 1823. 

892* RoxANA Minerva, 8 b. Apr. 17, 1828. 

894* Mild Hamilton,* b. June 17, 1835. 

423. David Burnham/ son of 211 David^ and Betty 
[Burnham] Balch was born at Topsfield, Mass., June 29, 
1784, and died in the same town, June 27, 1860. He married 
Fanny, daughter of Abraham J., and Abigail [Burnham] 
Channell, of Essex. She was born March 28, 1784, and died, 
April 10, 1882. 

895 Hannah H.,* b. July 8, 1810; m. Robert Channell. 

896 Anstiss Pitman,* b. Aug. 17, 1812; m. Moses Downes. 

897 Sarah Hodge,* b. Apr. 24, 1815; d. Mar. 26, 1886; m. Geo. C. 

Verney. 

898 Mart Elizabeth,* b. Nov. 25, 1818; d. Oct. 26, 1884. 
899* William Henry,* b. Mar. 16, 1823; d. Aug. 30, 1855. 

David Burnham, was a farmer, during the war of 1812-14, 



ISRAEL, POLLY (bALCH) LTJSCOMB, — TOPSFIELD, MASS. 143 

he lived at Salem, Mass., and then at Durham, N. H., for 
several years, then returning to Topsfield he spent the re- 
mainder of his life there. 

424. Israel,^ son of 211 David^ and his second wife Sarah 
[Peabody} Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., September 
14, 1788, and died at Amesbury, Mass., July 7, 1858. He 
was married at Amesbury, in 1814, to Miss Nancy Goodwin, 
who was born October 12, 1793, and died at Amesbury in 
1865. Four children were born to Israel and Nancy. 

900* Mara,8 b. July 20, 1S16; unm. ; d. Aug. 29, 1895. 

901 IsKAEL.s b. July 20, 1817; d. May 20, 1821. 

902* Israel Daniel Perkins,' b. June IS, 1822, 

903* David Lowell Dearborn, ^ b. Oct. l.S, 1828. 

Doctor Israel Balch prepared himself for college, entering 
Dartmouth when eighteen years of age, and graduating at 
the end of a four years' course. He then went to Amesbury, 
Mass., and studied medicine three years in the office of Doc- 
tor French. He was gifted with a strong scientific mind. He 
took out several patents and made some very peculiar clocks. 
He wrote and delivered several lectures on scientific subjects. 
Many young men sought his office for instruction in medicine 
and surgery, navigation and higher mathematics. He was a 
strong advocate of temperance and a firm abolitionist. 

He located fh-st at Salisbury, Mass., and practiced there 
five years, then he removed to Amesbury where he spent the 
remainder of his life. He had the largest medical library in 
Amesbury or vicinity. He was a very successful practitioner 
of medicine and surgery. 

He received no aid from his father to defray his educa- 
tional expenses. He grandmother Peabody made him a 
present of $450, which was all the pecuniary aid he had that 
he did not earn himself. 

425. Polly ,7 eldest daughter of 211 David« and Sarah 
[Peabody] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., March 7, 
1792, and died January 7, 1859. She was married April 2, 
1808, to Henry Luscomb, who was born at Salem, Mass., 



144 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

April 13, 1785, and died December 11, 1861. He was a 
mariner, they lived at Topsfield, and Salem, Mass. They 
had ten children, the two eldest were born at Topsfield, the 
other eight at Salem. 

Thomas Balch, b. Apr. 3, 1809; a shoemaker by trade. 
Israel, b. Apr. 8, 1811; a mariner. 
Haxnah, b. Deo. 20, 1817. 

Mart Mugfobd, b. Deo. 21, 1818; she married Samuel Riohard 
Blisdale, a shoemaker. They had two children; Mary 
Appleton, b. Apr. 13, 1838; m. Horace Lane Hill, a cooper, 
[by whom she had three children: William Lane, b. Xov. 10, 
1861; Mary Louisa, b. Apr. 6, 1865; Henry Frederick, b. Dec. 
20, 1867]; Eliza Thayer, b. Nov. 14, 1840; m. Henry Frederick 
Danforth and had one child; Ella A., b. Jan. 8, 1860. 
Henry William, b. Mar. 28, 1820. 
Augustus Franklin, b. 1825; a mariner. 
Caroline, b. July 26, 1833. 
Sarah Ellen, b. Jan. 4, 1834. 

George Warren, b. Jan. 20, 1835. He was married Nov. 22, 
1856, to Pamela Jones Wyman, b. May 3, 1839. They live at 
Webster, Me. Their children were b. at Salem Mass: Henry, 
b. Jan. 28, 1857; d. y. Julia Frances, b. July 17, 1859; m. 
Arthur Brookhouse; they live at Medford, and have one 
child, Albert Luscomb, b. Mar. 30, 1884. Emma Louisa, b. 
Aug. 8, 1862: d. y. George Benry, b. Jan. 14, 1867. Marv 
Emma, b. Nov. 11, 1869. 
Sabah Ellen, b. July 25, 1837 ; m. Herbert Ezekiel Larrabee. 
Two children: Annie Maria, b. Dec. 7, 1862; d. y. Frederick 
Merrill, b. Feb. 5, 1864. 
428. Sally,' j-oungest daughter of 211 David^ and Sarah 
[Peabody] Balch, was born at Topsfield, June 19, 1800. 

She was married in 1822 to David Sanderson of Salem, 
Mass. They had one daughter, Lucy Ann, who married a 
Mr. "Wright and lived at Topsfield. 

All the knowledge we have in regard to these daughters is 
from their mother's will. 

433. William,' son of 219 David^ and Esther [Esty] 
Balch, Avas born at Topsfield, ilass. He married jNIehitable 
Townsend, and first settled at Keeue, N. H., where 
his eleven children were born. Afterwards he moved to 
]\Iadison Co., N. Y., where he died. He was a member of 
the Baptist Church. 



LYDIA, DAVID BALCH, — KEENE, K. H., 145 

904 Aaron,8 b. May 10, 1792; d. June 10, 1792. 

905 Ephraim.s b. Dec. .3, 179.3; d. Sept. 9, 1799. 
906* Rebecca,"* b. Dec. S, 1795; d. Sept. 27, 1S73. 

907 Mehitable.s b. Sept. 6, 1797; d. Sept., 1799. 

908 Mehitable,'' b. Jan. 16, 1800; d. Feb., 1881; m. Mr. Brown. 

909 William,* b. Jan. 11, 180.3; d. July 21, 1828, at Keene, N. H. 

910 ErHRAiM,8 b. Feb. 2, 1805; d. May 2, 1839. 

911 Aabon,8 b. Aug. 8, 1808; d. Aug. 27, 1836. 

912 E.\iiLY,s b. June 10, 1810; d. May 25, 1881; m. Tbomas West. 
913* Chables,s b. Feb. 22, 1814; d. July 6, 1882. 

914* Aktemia,6 b. Jan. 30, 1816; d. ; m. Mr. Tarpy. 

434. Lydia," daughter of 219 David^ and Esther [Esty] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., in 1765, and died April 
18, 1834. She was married to John, son of John and Han- 
nah [Smith] Peabody, of Topsfield, May 6, 1781. Peabody 
was born in July, 1762, and died January 22, 1836. They 
bad eight children. 

Abigail, b. in 1782; d. in 1857; m. Humphrey Wildes in 1804. 
John, b. Oct. 30, 1784; m. 1st, Lydia Symonds, Jan. 9, 1810; 2nd, 

Margaret Brown, of Hamilton. He bad two sons by Margaret. 
Aakon B., b. Apr. 12, 1788; d. unm. in 1814. 
Hannah Smith, b. Dec. 28, 1792; m. Sewell Lake, of Bucksport, 

Me., June 19, 1811. 
Daniel,/ (.„■„„ k t„ io ^nn■^ J d. unm. in 1833. 
Lydia, [ t^'°«' ^- J^°- ^^' ^ '^^ \ m. Dec.23, 1819, Francis Pea- 

body, Amherst, N. H. 
Joel Rogebs, b. Nov. 29, 1800; d. July 24, 1861. He was a 

deacon of the church at Topsfield. Married 1st, Mary B. 

Safford, in May, 1827; married 2nd, Sarah Dole of Newbury, 

Mass., Dec. 6, 1841. 
David, b. Apr. 16, 1805, d. Oct. 17, 1839; m. Maria Bringham of 

Cambridgeport, Sept. 11, 1834. Was a minister at Lynn in 

1832, and at Worcester in 1835 ; was Prof, of Rhetoric and 

Oratory at Dartmouth College in 1838. 

435. David," son of 219 David^ and Esther [Esty] Balch, 
was born at Topsfield, Mass., September 1, 1771, and died in 
Keene, N. H., September 8, 1835. He was married Novem- 
ber 2, 1799, to Abigail Wells, who was born January 12, 
1778, and died at Keene, November 10, 1843. They resided 
in Keene and their seven children were born in that town. 

915 Eliza,« b. Nov. 13, 1800; d. Nov. 26, 1813. 
916* Laura Ann,« b. Nov. 11, 1802; d. Oct. 19, 1874. 
917 Harriet,* b. Sept. 16, 1805; d. Sept. 28, 1825. 



146 SEVENTH GEN-EBATION. 

918 Charlotte,* b. Aug. 31, 1S07; d. Jan. 19, 1880. 

919* George A.,»b. Oct. 13, 1809; d. Mar. 8, 1S91. 

920 Nabby Ann,8 b. Feb. 4, 1812: d. Feb. 8, 1S13. 

921 James,8 b. Aug. 25, 1814; d. unm. 

438. Mehitable,' daughter of 220 John^ and Sarah 
[Baker] Balch, was born at Topsfield, June 26, 1772, and 
died September 16, 1864. She was married to Nathaniel 
Fisk, November 20, 1791. He was born December 2, 1764, 
and died November 13, 1849. Their issue was four children : 
Mehitable, b. Aug. 22, 1793; d. in 1796; Elsey, b. May 
3, 1798 ; d. ; Amos Fisk, b. May 26, 1801 ; d. Sept. 9, 
1850; Rev. Jonas, b. Sept. 24, 1805; d. 

440. Jolin,7 son of 220 John^ and Sarah [Baker] Balch, 
was born at Toj^sfield, August 17, 1776, and died in the same 
town, October 24, 1837. In 1798 he married Mary, daughter 
of Andrew Elliot, of Middleton, Mass. They were published 
July 22, 1798. She was born in 1780, and died August 23, 
1856, aged 76 years and seven months. They resided in 
Topsfield and had five children born to them in that town. 
This family were all physically large. 

922 Maky.s b. July 30, 1799; d. May 17, 1856; unm. 

923 Sarah," bapt. Oct. IS, 1800; m. Mr. Cram. 

924 Andrew B.,* b. Feb. 10, 1803; d. June 24, 1865; unm. 
925* John Capen,* b. 1805; d. 

926* Nehemiah,8 b. 1807; d. Jan. 2, 1884. 

442. Hannah,' daughter of 222 Robert^ and Sarah 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., August 18, 
1770, and died at Johnson, Vt., March 20, 1867. She was 
married at New Boston, N. H., in 1791, to Thomas Baker, of 
Topsfield. They had seven children. 

Thomas, b. ; d. Mar. 10, 1863; m. Mary C. Bingham, 

by whom he had eight children: Henry L., b. June 29, 1837. 
Thomas J., b. Aug. 3, 1839. Frances K., b. Feb. 12, 1841. 
Elias W., b. Dec. 9, 1S43. Sherman C, b. June 2, 1847. 
Joseph, b. June 11, 1850; d. in 18.52. StUlman J., b. June 18, 
18.53. Mary C, b. May 14, 1858. 
JosEPH,1b. June 20, 1803; m. and had twelve children: 
Joseph W., b. Mar. 13, ]a31. Hannah R., b. Aug. 28, 1832. 
Thomas B., b. Sept. 11, 1833. John S., b. May 19, 1835. 



ROBERT, SOLOMON BALCH, — JOHNSON, VT. 147 

William H., b. Apr. 3, 1837. Gardner M., b. Sept. 5, 1839. 

Charity E. and Chaney P., twins, b. May 9, 1841. George W. 

h. Oct. 4, 1843. Mary E., and Moses F., twins, b. Aug. 11, 

1845. William W., b. Jan. 6, 1849. 
Hannah [Balch] Baker, was left a widow at the age of 
fifty. She moved to Johnson, Vt., in 1830 and united soon 
after with the Congregational Church, of which she was an 
esteemed member. She died in the family of her daughter, 
Mrs. Moses Fullington, where she was cared for to the last 
with exemplary tenderness. Eventful were the years through 
which she passed, remembering distinctly when the first blow 
for freedom was struck. She was thirteen years of age when 
the sovereignty of our nation was conceded by the mother 
country, eighteen when our present constitution went in 
operation, forty-two when again arms were taken up against 
England, ninety when our country was threatened with dis- 
union, and still she lived on to see the most gigantic rebellion 
put down tjiat the world ever saw. All of these epochs in our 
coitntry's history were retained with unusual vividness in her 
memory to the last. Her predominant traits of character 
were industry, prudence, and piety, every one of which, even 
industry she retained to the last. 

443. Robert,^ son of 222 Robert^ and Sarah [Dodge] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., February 17, 1772, and 
died at Jericho, Vt., March 4, 1842. He married Nabby 
Cram, of Ware, N. H. She died at Jericho, April 17, 1842, 
without issue. She was a cousin of John Cram, who mar- 
ried Robert's sister Sarah. In 1792, Robert, with his brother 
Solomon, settled at Johnson, Vt. where they bought three 
hundred acres of land near the center of the township. 
There being a defect in the title they had to pay for their 
land twice. 

444. Solomon,' son of 222 Robert*^ and Sarah [Dodge] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., October 20, 1773, and 
died at Johnson, Vt., October 22, 1854. He was mairied to 
Ruth Knights, of Antrim, N. H., about 1801. She was born 



148 SEVENTH GESTERATIOX. 

July 22, 1777, and died Nov. 4, 1832. In 1792 Solomon left 
the parental roof at New Boston, N. H., and settled at John- 
son, Vt. upon a three hundred acre farm with his brother 
Robert. There was born to Solomon and Ruth nine children. 

927* PnEBE,8 b. Mar. 18, 1S03 ; d. Mar. 7, 1S41. 
- 928* KoBEET,' b. Aug. 2, 1804 ; d. Jan. 11, 1874. 

929* KuTH,f b. Sept. 7, 1806 ; d. Feb. 28, 1873. 

930* Solomon,^ b. April 8, 1808 ; d. April 30, 1859. 

931 Sabah,8 b. Feb. 26, 1810 ; d. April 10, 1845 ; m. Darius Clark, no 
issue. 

932* Ali,ex,« b. Nov. 13, 1811 ; d. April 13, 1881. 

933* Fkedkrick P.,^ b. Oct. 26, 1813. 

934* Betsey,* b. Dec. 10, 1815 : d. Xov. 11, 1848. 

935 Floeella.s b. July IS, 1820 ; d. 1821. 

Solomon was married a second time to the widow Philo- 
mena [Marcy] Willey, of Jericho, Vt. He died March 31, 
1849, aged 66 j'ears, without issue. 

Solomon cleared his share of the farm which he bought iu 
company with his brother Robert. He built a house and 
barns, and a saw mill on a small stream that ran through his 
farm. Upon this farm he spent the remainder of his life, re- 
spected by all who knew him. He was repeatedly elected as 
selectman, and justice of the peace. He was a man of 
strict iutegrit}', and very exact in all his business dealings. 
As showing the opinion his neighbors had of his honesty, the 
following incident illustrates. An eccentric neighbor would 
never measure anything unless he could get the " Squire's "" 
ten-foot pole, as no other was right. 

Solomon Wiis a portly gentleman, weighing 250 pounds, 
erect, with a clear blue eye. When pleased, his eye had a 
merry twinkle, but he could look as stern as the sternest. 
He was very fond of company-. The summer before he died 
he made each of his grandsons a shot pouch of deer skin 
with deer horn nozzles. In politics he was a whig. 

446. Moses," son of 222 Robert" and Sarah [Dodge] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., October 7, 1777, and 
died at Johnson, Vt., May 7, 1813. He married first Nabby, 
daughter of Nehemiah Dodge, of New Boston, N. H. In 



JOHN, DILLEY BALCH, — JERICO, VT., TOPSFIELD, MASS. 149 

1794 they moved to Johnson, Vt. Three children was the 
issue of this first marriage. 

936 Elvira,* m. Mr. Tewksbury, of New Boston, X. H. 

937 Sarah,' m. George Dunlap, of New Boston, N. H. 

938 Franklin,' d. y. 

Moses married for his second wife Sally Willis of Wethers- 
field, Vt., who outlived him. Four sons was the issue of 
Moses and Sally. 

939* JoHN,8 b. Feb. 18, 1806. 

940* Samuel,' b. June 23, 1808 ; d. Aug. 26, 1854. 

941* Moses,' b. Nov. 30, 1810 ; d. Mar. 17, 1891. 

942* Abijah,' b. Mar. 16, 1813 ; d. Sept. 21, 1878. 

447. John.^son of 222 Roberts and Sarah [Dodge] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., June 25, 1779, and died 
at Jericho, Vt., June 20, 1822. He married Deborah Kennis- 
ton, of Weare, N. H. They lived at Jericho, Vt., and had 
eleven children. John was a farmer. 

Ill Si' ! t^i°«' ^- AP"1 3, 1800 ; d. y. 
945 Robert,' b. Feb. 2, 1802. 

946* John Jefferson,' b. June 27, 1804 ; d. Mar. 10, 1879. 
947* Eliza,' b. Mar. 3, 1806 ; d. Dec. 22, 1866. 
948* Eliphalet,' b. Dec. 29, 1807 ; d. May 28, 1873. 
949* Julia Ann,' b. Aug. 2.5, 1809; d. June 25, 1896. 
950* Hannah,' b. May 11, 1811. 

951* William f lumber,' b. Marcb 13, 1813 ; d. Apl. 12, 1884. 
952 Allen,' b. Mar. 27, 1815. 
953* Roxanna,' b. July 1, 1818; d. June 3, 1889. 
449. Dilley," daughter of 222 Robert« and Sarah [Dodge] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., May 6, 1784, and died 
at Unity, N. H., October 19, 1864. She married Ezra, son of 
Capt. Ezeldel Cram, of Weare, N. H. He died October 23, 
1856. They lived at Unity, N. H., and their five children 
were born in that town. 

Hiram and James, d. y. 

Thomas Jefferson, b. in 1804 ; d. of apoplexy in a street car 
at Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 20, 1883. Married Nov. 3, 1853, Mary, 
daughter of James Boggs, a merchant of Philadelphia. They 
had one child. Jcfa Balc/i, b. in 1858. 

T. J. Cram graduated at West Point in 1826, commissioned to 
a second Lieutenantcy in the4th U. S. Artillery in July ,1826. In 



150 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

April, 1835, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenantcy. He resigned 
his commission in Sept., 1836. Two years later in July, 1838, he 
was appointed to a captaincy in the Topographical Engineers, 
a rank which he retained for no less than twenty-five years. The 
war of the Rebellion opened the path for advancement, and in 
August, 1861, heat last obtained his long delayed majority. In 
Sept., 1861, he was made a Lieut. -Colonel additional aid-de-camp. 
In March, 1863, he was transferred to the engineers. He was 
breveted Brigadier General of volunteers in March, 1865. In 
November of the same year he was promoted to a colonelcy of 
Engineers. In January, 1866, he was breveted Brigadier Gen- 
eral, and Major General, in the regular army for faithful and 
meritorious service during the war. He was retired from the 
army in February, 1869, after an honorable career of forty-one 
years in the military service of his country. 

PoLLT, b. in 1806 ; d. July 26, 1874 ; m. Harvey Bingham, of 
Unity, N. H. They had two daughters, Mary Matilda, and 
Helen Mar ; both married and were left young widows with 
one son each. 

Eliphalet, b. in 1821 ; d. Aug. 12, 1868 ; m. Betsey Ann, daugh- 
ter of Major Roys Jones, of Claremont, N.H. Eliphalet, with his 
wife, settled at Racine, Wis. He was known in that state as 
the Hon. E. Cram. They had three children, Mari/ Elizabeth, 
Roys Jones, and Arthur Batch. 

450. Betsey,' daughter of 222 Robert" and Sarah 
[Dodge] Balcb, was born at Topsfield, Mass., April 2, 1786, 
and died at Washington, N. H., November 10, 1813. She 
married in 1802, Samuel Philbrick Bailey, of Washington, N. 
H. He was born February 27, 1780, and died in May, 1880r 
having lived more than a century ; he descended from a long 
lived and patriotic stock. His father, Jesse Bailey, was from 
Haverhill, Mass., and was a soldier in the Revolution, and died 
at Weare, N. H., aged near 84 j^ears. His grandfather, Eben- 
ezer Bailey, died at the age of 97 yeai-s. 

451. Nancy,' daughter of 222 Robert* and Sarah 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Ma«s., June 10, 1789, 
and died Jan. 30, 1850. She married Even Dow, of Weare, 
N. H., and had two sons and one daughter. John, d. about 
1865 ; Franklin, d. about 1870, and Lucretia. 

452. Allen," son of 222 Robert*' and Sarah [Dodge] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., July 19, 1791, and died 




Allen Balch. 



WILLIAM][bALCH, — MADISOX, O., NEW BOSTON, N. H. 151 

at Northfield, Vt., August 28, 1881. He married in 1812, 
Miss Hepzibah Dodge, of New Boston, N. H., who was born 
June 30, 1791, and died June 26, 1874. They had nine 
children. 

954» William D.,* b. Oct. 20, 1813; d. Oct. 12, 1862. 

955* Margaret D./ b. May 13, 1815; d. Jan. 22, 1892. 

956* Sakah L.,s b. May 16, 1818. 

957* Elizabeth C.,sb. Jan. 15, 1821. 

958* John A.,s b. June 23, 1823; d. July 28, 1891. 

959* Alma A.,^ b. June 6, 1823. 

960* Ezra D.,f b. May 6, 1830; d. Sept. 6, 1867. 

961 ZiLLAH K.,* b. March 5, 1832; d. unm. Dec. 30, 1862. 

962* Angia H.,8 b. Nov. 17, 1837; d. Jan. 31, 18S0. 

Allen Balch moved into the town of Northfield, Vt., in 
1829. He always had the merited respect and confidence of 
his fellow citizens. His end was quite sudden, his daughter 
on returning from church one Sunday, found him lying upon 
the floor in an insensible condition, having had a stroke of 
paralysis. Allen and his wife belonged to the denomination 
of Freewill Baptists. 

Allen Balch was a Democrat, but because Jackson vetoed 
the U. S. Bank act, he turned Whig, and continued as such 
the remainder of his life. 

453.- William," son of 222 Robert^ and Sarah [Dodge] 
Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., July 20, 1793, and 
died at Madison, Lake Co., Ohio, August 27, 1885. He mar- 
ried Miss Mary Boyington, of Wethersfield, Vt., March 5, 1818- 
Mary was the daughter of John Boyuton, and sister to 
Lucindia, the wife of 672 James Parker Balch.'^ She was 
born 30th of August, 1797, and died at Madison, Ohio, Jan- 
2, 1851. They had six children all born at Madison, Ohio. 

963* John B.,« b. Jan. 21, 1S19. 

964 WiLLiAM,8 b. Sept. 11, 1821; d. July 11, 1831. 

965* Hiram A..^ b. Sept. 11, 1824. 

966 OscAR,8 b. Oct. 30, 1831; d. Nov. 3, 1834. 

967* Mary L.,8 b. March 28, 1836. 

968* George F.,8 b. Aug. 20, 1843. 

William married second JNIiss Mary Whitney, Feb. 5, 1853. 
No issue. 



162 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

In 1818, he went to Ohio and located his future home, he 
then returned to Vermont, married his wife and returned to 
Madison, Ohio, where he spent the rest of his life, following 
the occupation of a farmer. 

454. Rebecca,^ daughter of 222 Roberts and Sarah 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., December 
19, 1796, and died September 22, 1876. She married Ezra 
Dodge of New Boston, January 5, 1815. He was born August 
7, 1791, and died February 20, 1853. Rebecca was a member 
of the Presbyterian church. No issue. 

455. Abigail,' daughter of 224 Cornelius" and Mehit- 
able [Dwinell] Balch, was baptized at Topsfield, Mass., 
December 22, 1771. She was married first to Asa Bradstreet 
of Topsfield, November 30, 1790. He was born May 29, 1769. 
He died leaving Abigail a widow, and she married for her 
second husband, David Perkins. Whether she had children 
or not is not known. 

457. Mehitable," daughter of 224 Cornelius^ and Mehit- 
able [Dwinell] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., in Feb- 
ruary, 1778, and died October 4, 1815. She married John 
Bradstreet, Jr., January 9, 1793. He was born December 9, 
1771. Their issue was three children. ]\Iehitable, b. Mar. 
29, 1794; Cornelius, b. Oct. 30, 1796 ; Ruth, b. Feb. 16, 1799. 

458. Perley," son of 226 Roger« and Sarah [Perley] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., August 5, 1783, and died 
in the same town. May 2, 1858. He was married November 
11, 1808, to Sarah, daughter of Asa and Hannah [Johnson] 
Perkins. She was born May 3, 1789, and died March 28, 
1865. They resided at Topsfield, and their six children were 
born there. 

969* Pkrley,' b. Apr. 27, 1S09; d. Feb. 0, 1881. 

970 EumcE,»b. Sept. 21, 1811; A. Dec. 31, 18"8; m. Amos Perkins. 

No issvie. 

971* Mehitaulk.s b. May 16, 1814; d. 1891. 

972* Humphrey,* b. May 18, 1818. 

973* .Jekemiah Stone,' b. May 17, 1823. 

974* Benjamin Johnson,« b. Sept. 9, 182(5. 



BENJAMIN, DANIEL, WILLIAM BALCH, — BRADFORD, MASS. 153 

464. Benjamin,' son of 232 Benjamin^ and Susanna 
[Miiliken] Balch, was born at East Bradford, Mass., July 21, 
1793, and died at Haverhill, Mass., in 1842. He married 
Miss Marilda Goodale, and by her had eight children. They 
lived in Haverhill. 

975* Lkwis.s b. Aug, 23, 1815; d. Apr. 21, 1891. 

976* Maey AsrN,8 b. Apr. 23, 1818; d. July 27, 1834. 

977 Daxiel,* Supposed to have been lost at sea. 

978 ALBERT.^d. 

979 Saphkoxia,» 

980 Wabren,8 

981 Charles, 'I 

982* Saeah Goodwin," b. May 19, 1836. 

983 George W.,"* 

984 Harriet,* d. 

985 Eunice Lydia.s d. 

466. Daniel," son of 232 Benjamin^ and Susanna [Muli- 
ken] Balch, was born at East Bradford, Mass., March 21, 1797, 
iind died at IManchester, N. H., August 21, 1875. He was 
married October 15, 1822, to Miss Silence Clark Adams, of 
]Medway, Mass. She was born at HoUiston, Mass., July 1, 
1801, and died at Manchester, N. H., March 2, 1872. They 
had seven children. 

986 Louisa Shattuck," b. June 2, 1824, at Lowell; d. May 17, 1843. 
987* Asauel Adams,8 b. June 1, 182G, at Lowell; d. Jan. 16, 1869. 
988* Walter Btbon,* b. Aug. 9, 1828, at Lowell. 

989 Sarah Adeline,^ b. Aug. 27, 1831, at Lowell; d. Dec. U, 1848. 

990 Hannah Maria,* b. Dec. 3, 1830; d. Feb. 3, 1837. 

991 Francis M,* b. June 16, 1840; d. Aug. o, 1841. 

992 Emily Cornelia,* b. Apr. 25, 1845; d. Feb. 13, 1846. 

For a time they lived at Methuen, Mass., and then re- 
moved to Lowell. In 1844 he was elected a member of the 
state legislature and served one term. In 1847 they removed 
to Manchester, N. H. Daniel was a prominent member of 
the JIasonic Fraternity. 

467. William H.," son of 232 Benjamin^ and Susanna 
[Muliken] Balch, was born at East Bradford, Mass., October 
21, 1798, and died in the same town February 14, 1885. He 
was married to Louisa, daughter of Meshack Shattuck. They 
resided at East Bradford, and had four children, all born in 
that town. 



154 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

993* Henry Augustits.s b. Sept. .3, 1824; d. Sept. 7, 1830. 

994* Rebecca Ann,' b. May 8, 1828. j- , ^ ^ j j 

995 Mary Harris,^ b. M.ay 7, 183t^; d. Se«t. 14, 'l838. 

996 Helen Maria,' b. May 14, ISS^J^ d. Ju»e-M, 1834. 

Louisa, William H.'s widow, married for lier second husband 
Mr. Amos Parker. '• ■' '■' o , i . , '^i v 

468. Sophronia,' daughter of 232 Benjamins and 
Susanna [Muliken] Balch, was born at East Bradford, Mass., 
October 6, 1801, and died at Bradford, December 13, 1858. 
She was married December 7, 1818 to John, son of David, 
and Abigail Morse. He was born August 11, 1790, and died 
June 30, 1879. They had five children born at Bradford. 
Emeline Ann, b. Aug. 8, 1824, d. unm. April 21, 1884. 
Gasoline E., b. June 20, 1826, d. Aug. 20, 1880; m. Samuel B. 
Perry, of Bradford, October 10, 1870. He d. Sept. 27, 1882, 
aged 49 years. No children. 
John Howard, b. ; d. Sept. 15, 1835. 
Two died young, unnamed. 
470. Margaret,^ daughter of 233 Wesley Perkins" and 
Margaret [Lord] Balch, was bom July 24, 1796, at Bradford, 
Mass., and died January 4, 1872. She mai'iied Benjamin 
Emerson, of Haverhill, Mass., April 27, 1815. He was born 
at Boxford, Mass., Nov. 16, 1785, and died at Haverhill, 
March 7, 1874. They had seven children all born at Haver- 
hill. 

Charles, b. June 27, 1817; d. Aug. 6, 1890, m. Celinda George of 
Haverhill, who was born June 10, 1820; d. March 7, 1891. 
They had four children all born at Haverhill. Charles W., 
b. ; d. in infancy; Charles, b. July, 1845; d. Jan. 3, 1889; 

George Leighton, b. Nov. o, 1849; m. Elizabeth Killam, Dec. 7, 
1870. She was b. at Boxford, Aug. 20, 1848. They had three 
children born at Haverhill. William Wells, b. March 9, 1872; 
Cora Blanche, b. Nov. 22, 1874; George Edward, b. February 
19, 1877. 

Caroline, b. Dec. 4, 1818; d. May 2,1843. 

Margaret Ann, b. Feb. 4, 1821; d. Jan. 24, 1843. 

George, b. Nov. 15, 1822; d. Nov. 16, 1822. 

John Bradstreet, b. Nov. 12, 1824; d. Aug. 25, 1825. 

Julia Matilda, b. March 25, 1829; d. Jan. 11, 1891. 

Benjamin Levkratt, b. Aug. 16, 1834; m. Abbie Augusta 
McDuffee, July 20, 1801. She was born at Winthrop, Me., 



•WESLEY, JOHN, — HAVERHILL, MASS. TVALDEBORO', ME. 155 

July 24, 1836. They had six children. Edith, b. at Cam" 
bridgeport, Nov. 23, 1862; died Nov. 23, 1862. Carrie Augusta, 
twins, b. Carabridgeport, Nov. 23, 1862. Lizzie Florence, b. 
Chelsea, Dec. 2, 1864. Alice Marion, b. Charlestovrn, April 
28, 1867. Frederick Benjamin, b. Chelsea, May 4, 1871. 
Rudolph Waldron, b. Chelsea, July 23, 1875. 

471. Wesley,^ son of 23-3 Wesley Perkins'' and Marga- 
ret [Lord] Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., March 25, 
1798, and died July 5, 1853. He was married January 29, 
1822, to Ann Greenleaf, who died at Haverhill, September 19, 
1865. They had three daughters all born at Haverhill. 

997* Eliza Gkeenleaf,« b. May 16, 1825; d. Dec. 18, 1886. 
998« Haekiet Frances,^ b. 1827 ; d. March 23, 1866. 
999 Mary,* d. iu infancy. 

472. John,'' son of 233 Wesley Perkins^ and Margaret 
[Lord] Balch, was born at Haverhill, January 7, 1800, and 
died at Waldeboro, Me., May 28, 1868. He was married to 
Sarah A. Samson, of Waldeboro, September 27, 1827. She 
died May 21, 1866. They had two children, both born at 
Waldeboro. 

1000* Sarah Elizabeth.^ b. Nov. 13, 1828. 

1001 Charles WesleyS, b. Nov. 13, 1834; d. March 19, 1861. 

476. Sophia," daugher of 233 Wesley Perkins" and 
Margaret [Lord] Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., Sep- 
tember 5, 1807, and died at Thomaston, Me., March 22, 1855. 
She married Dr. Moses R. Ludwig, of Thomaston, May 6, 
1830, they were published March 20, 1829. Dr. Ludwig died 
at Thomaston, September 7, 1870. They had 5 children, all 
born at Thomaston. 

Susan L., b. March 4, 1831; m. Rev. Oliver J. Fernald, Apr. 30, 
1849. He was b. in Boston, Nov., 1822, and d. at T. May 7, 
1861. They had five children, all born at Thomaston. 
William Ludwig, b. Feb. 24, 1850; ni. Ada F. Whitney of 
Thomaston, Sept., 1873. Minnie Eichborn, b. Dec. 7, 1851. 
Margaret Ludwig, b. Apr. 7, 1854. Mary Frances, b. Feb. 22, 
1856. Susan Ellen, b. Nov. 5, 1858. 
William A. T., b. Aug. 26, 1833; d. in infancy. 
Mart Frances, b. June 16, 1835; ra. Edward P. Merrill, of Cam- 
bridge, Mass. He was born at Otisfield, Me., Aug. 10, 1829. 
They had four children, two eldest born at Thomaston, Me., 



156 SEVENTH GENERATIOX. 

the two youngest at Lynn, Mass. Mary Sophia, b. Feb. 2, 
1857; d. Apr., 1884. Helena Ludwiri,h. Apr. 24, 1858; d. June, 
1807. Oliver Fernald, h. Jan. 5, lSQ3;d.J\ine,18QS. Edward 
n., b. Nov. 1868; d. Nov., 1875. 

Moses Malory, b. July 15, 1837; d. Dec. 6, 1858. 

Margarktte C, b. Feb. 4, 1840; d. Aug. 22, 1846. 

478. Susan Osborn," daughter of 233 Wesley Perkins^ 
and Susan [Osborn] Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., 
June 11, 1811, and died in the same town, December'5, 1878. 
She was married August 31, 1880, to John Davis of Haver- 
hill. He was born at Bradford, May 14, 1805, and died at 
Sonierville, Mass., September 6, 1872. They had eleven chil- 
dren, all born at Haverhill. 

Maby Boakdman, b. Sept. 15, 1831 ; m. at Bi-adford, Mass., June 
4, 1S67, to Jackson B. Swett, of Haverhill, whose first wife 
was 998 Harriet F., daughter of 471 Wesley Balch. He 
was born at Haverhill, Feb. 12, 1815, and d. at Haverhill, Oct. 
3, 1890. They had two children, both born at Haverhill. 
Mary Jackson, b. June 13, 1870. Susan Ellen, b. July 21, 
1873; d. Aug. 16, 1873. 

John Francis, b. Dec. 9, 1832; m. Nov. 30, 1858, Julia M. P. 
Brown, of Haverhill. She was b. at Bradford, Jan. 16, 1833. 
They had three sons, all born at Brooklyn, N. Y., where they 
reside. Bev. Francis Howard, b. Oct. 6, 1800; m. May 16, 1888, 
to Carrie A. Foote of Brooklyn. She was b. at Paish, X. Y., 
March 2, 1861. They had one son: Francis Warren, b. Aug. 
9, 1889, at Franklin Falls, N. H. Jofm Herbert, b. Oct. 9, 
1S6-2: m. Katherine Kingsbury, of Bradford, Oct. 3, 1888. 
She was b. at Winooskie, Vt., July 11, 1863; d. Sept. 26, 1889. 
They had one son, born at Bradford. John Bradford, b. 
Sept. 20, 1SS9. Robert Brown, b. July IS, 1868. 

(tDStavus Ludwig, b. Jan. 6, 1834; m. Adelaide A. Smith, of 
Haverhill, May 27, 1856. She was born at North Bridgewater, 
Mass., Aug. 28, 1833, d. at Haverhill, Nov. 22, 1884. They 
had one daughter born at Haverhill. Annie Shumway, b. 
April 27, 1866; d. Feb. 21, 1807. 

Susan Ellen, b. Xov. 8, 1835; ni. at Bradford, Mass., Nov. 24, 
1857, to William Warren Shumway, of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 
b. at Medway, Mass., Sept. 26, 1830. They had seven children, 
the first born at Bradford, Mass., and the others at Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; Warren Davis, b. Oct. 17, 1858; Susan Alice, b. Dec. 18, 
1860; d. Oct. 21, 1873; Frank Storrs, b. March 12, 1802; Annie 
Hoardinan, b. Feb. 8, 1864, m. George H. Stevens, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Nov. 24, 1885. He was b. at Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 12, 



WESLEY PERKINS BALCH, — MEDFIELD, MASS. 157 

1861; Arthur Clifford, h. Aug. 13, 1872; WUliam Warden, b. 
Nov. 10, 1876; John Howard, b. May 29, 1878; d. May 2, 1880. 
Caroline Matilda, b. June 12, 1837; d. Oct. 23, 1837. 
Hakriette Parker, b. Sept. 24, 1838; d. Aug. 21, 1839. 
Edward Orestes, b. Apr. 13, 1841; d. Sept. 4, 1842. 
Harriette Anna, b. Apr. 15, 1842; m. Jan. 24, 187.5, to John L. 
Burst, of Fernandina, Fla. He was b. at Woodstock, Ills., 
March 25, 1849. They had four children; the first born at 
Fernandina, Fla., and the others at Brooklyn, J^.Y.;EUe7i 
Maria, b. Dec. 11, 1875, at Fernandina, Fla.; d. Aug. 20, 1888, 
at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Susan Grace, b. Aug. S, 1877, at Brook- 
lyn, N. T. ; John Gustavus, b. March 23, 1880, at Brooklyn, N. 
Y. ; William Corwin, b. June 12, 1881, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Emma Louise, b. Sept. 7, 1845, m. in Bradford, Mass., June 22, 
1869, to Charles H. Tufts, of Andover, Mass. He was born in 
Boston. No issue. 
Henrt Lowe, b. March 23, 1851, unm. 
Carrie Lizzie Balch, b. July 31, 1853; d. Feb. 26, 1857. 
480. Wesley Perkins,' son of 236 John^ and Phebe 
[Harmon] Balch, was born at Beverly, Mass., September 2, 
1794, and died at Medfield, Mass., September 23, 1856. He 
married first Rebecca Battelle, of Dover, August 20, 1817. 
She died January 3, 1820, leaving one son. 
1002 Albert Battelle,' b. April 2, 1819. Is living at Arlington, 
Mass., unm. li., .■^a^vi. K>-i 
Wesley Perkins married second, Mary Baker of Dedham, 
Mass., September 3d, 1821. She died in 1845, an issue of 
three children. 
1003* Wesley Perkins,' b. June 20, 1822; d. Nov. 10, 1890. 
1004* Mart Rebecca H.,« b. Nov. 10, 182.3. 
1005 Elizabeth C.,« b. Nov. 3, 1829; d. unm. in 1845. 

Wesley Perkins married for his third wife a widow, Mis. 
Eliza A. Brackett, October 10, 1847, by whom he had two 
children. She died at Lowell, Mass., August 29, 1892. 
1006* William Henry,' b. Apr. 3, 1849; unm. living in California. 
1007* Elizabeth Arabella,' b. Sept. 23, 1851. 

Wesley Perkins when a young man went to Medfield av.d 
worked in a bakery. The firm for whom he worked failed, 
and he commenced business for himself, which he carried on 
successfully for many years. He was an enterprising, and 
useful citizen, serving in several important town offices. He 



158 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

was one of the principal supporters of the Baptist Church in 
Medfield. 

481. Phebe,' daughter of 236 John^ and Phebe [Harmon] 
Balch, was born at Beverly, Mass., April 18, 1797. She mar- 
ried Mr. Joseph Marshall, and lived at Medfield, Mass. She 
had at least two children. Mary and Rebecca. Mary m. 
Dr. Burpee, of Maiden, now deceased. 

483. John,' son of 236 John^ and Phebe [Harmon] Balch, 
was born at Beverly, Mass., May 1, 1801, and died in 1868, at 
Boston, and was buried at Medfield. lu 1827, he married 
Miss Abigail Fairbanks, she was born at Medfield. For a 
time they resided at Medfield, and then removed to Boston. 
They had two children, both were born at Medfield. 

1008* John F.» b. in 1829; d. Aug. 24, 1869. 

1009 Eliza E.,* b. in 1835; unm. is living at Boston. 

484. Benjamin,' son of 236 John^ and Phebe [Harmon] 
Balch, was born January 11, 1804, at Quincy, Mass., and died 
of pneumonia at Providence, R. I., April 28, 1888. His occu- 
pation was that of a baker. He was married four times : for 
his first wife he married Chloe Smith, April 17, 1826. She 
was born at Medfield, Mass., July 1, 1805, and died at Provi- 
dence, R. I., May 12, 1837. She was the mother of four chil- 
dren. 

1010* Sarah Clark,' b. Sept. 5, 1827; d. May 20, 1853. 

101 1 Chole Smith,' b. Sept. 20, 1829 ; d. Sept. 30, 1829. 

1012 Clarissa Smith,' b. May 18, 1831; d. JTov. 30, 1834. 
1013* Claba Anna,' b. Sept. 3, 18:34. 

Benjamin was married a second time November 28, 1837, to 
Frances N., daughter of Matthew Robinson. She was born at 
South Kingston, July 15, 1811, and died at Providence, June 
16, 1845. She was the mother of three children, all born at 
Providence, R. I. 

1014 Maria Frances,' b. Dec. 6, 1841; d. .Jan. 3, 1842. 

1015 Amelia Frances,' b. Apr. 10, 1&43; d. Sept. 18, 1845. 

1016 Mary Robinson,' b. Mar. 6, 1845; d. Apr. 11, 1848. 
Benjamin married for his third wife, Alice H., daughter of 

Jeremiah N. Potter, the ceremony was performed January 20, 



EBENEZEK, THOMAS BALCH,— LUNEXBTJEG, VT. 159 

1846. Alice H. was born at South Kingston, R. I., and died 
at Providence, May 12, 1847. She had no children. 

Benjamin was married a fourth time on the 31st of August, 
1848, to Louise, daughter of Benjamin H. Fales. She was 
born at Wrentham, Mass., April 30, 1820, and was living at 
Providence at the time of Benjamin's death. Benjamin, and 
Louise had five children, all born at Providence. 

1017 Chables We8Lkt,8 b. Aug. 26, 1S50; d. Aug. 12, 1851. 

1018 WiLLABD Falbs,8 b. June 10, 1852; d. June 29, 1852. 
1019* Louise Maynard,^ b. Sept. 27, 1856. 

1020* Frank Benjamin,^ b. Oct. 23, 1859. 

1021 Edward Robinson,^ b. Sept. 27, 1863; d. Feb. 3, 1866. 

485. Ebenezer Harmon/ son of 236 John« and Phebe 
[Harmon] Balch, was born at Quincy, Mass., January 28> 
1806, and died at Boston, Mass., December 9, 1878, and was 
buried at Upton, Mass. He was married three times. He 
married first in 1829, Miss Betsey Childs. She was born at 
Mendon, Mass., in 1811, and died May 31, 1830. No issue. 
He was married second, November 23, 1830, to Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Colonel Evro, and Judith [Chapin] Wood. She was 
born at Upton, Mass., March 19, 1809, and died at Glen Cove, 
N. Y., August 21, 1865, and was buried at Upton. To Eben. 
ezer H. and Sarah, were born four children. 

1022* Jane Rebecca,^ b. Nov. 28, 1S32, at Worcester, Mass. 

1023* Sabah Maria.s b. Nov. 16, 1834, at Providence, R. I. 

1024* Anna Betsey,^ b. Sept. 4, 1837; d. Feb. 13, 1890. 

1025* Frank Wood,^ b. Sept. 1, 1841. 

Ebenezer H. for his third wife married Fannie Maria Boyle. 
She was born at Cheltenham, Eng., November 29, 1822, and 
died in New York city without issue, June 5, 1875. Eben- 
ezer H., lived in many places, among them were Mendon, 
Worcester and Boston, Mass., Philadelphia, Pa., and New 
York, N. Y. He was also engaged in divers kinds of business. 
At one time he owned the South Danvers iron foundery. 
489. Thomas,' son of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ and Joanna 

[O'Brien] Balch, was born at Scarboro, Me., October 2, 
1765, and died at Waterloo, N. Y., January 16, 1840. He 
was married Nov. 10, 1793, to Elizabeth, daughter of John 



160 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

Kingman, the ceremonj' being performed by his father at 
Barington, N. H. Elizabeth Kingman, was born August 16, 
1774, and died at Barington, April 21, 1802. They had three 
children. 

1026* JoANNA.s b. May 5, 1794; d. Oct., 1863. 

1027* Ben.jamin,8 b. May 2, 1796; d. Jan. 2S, 1S69. 

1028* DoLLT,8 b. Sept. 10, 1799; d. July 28, 1870. 

Thomas was married a second time, December 6, 1803, to 
Judeth [Swain] Perhens, a widow with two sons. Perkins 
and Goram. She was born August 10, 1773. They had three 
children. 

1029 Elizabeth,^ b. Feb. 4, 1805. 

1030* Lucy C, 8 b. Dec. 22, 1807. 

1031 LucRETiA,8 b. Dec. 16, 1814; d. Feb. 4, 1833. 

Thomas served during the Revolution, in the navy. He 
was with his father in the Paul Jones Squadron. He served 
also on the Privateer "Hannible," of which his uncle Jere- 
miah O'Brien was the commander. He was taken prisoner 
and confined in the Jersey Prison Ship, at New York. He 
was serving on board the " Alliance " when she was in the 
terrific fight with a British Ship and British Brig, off Halifax, 
and captured them both. He also served on board the ship 
Boston. 

490. Benjamin," son of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ and Joanna 
[O'Brien] Balcli, Avas born at Dedham, Mass., January 5, 1768, 
and was drowned at sea, April 10, 1809. He was with his 
father and brother Thomas in the Navy, the two boys being 
counted as one man on the pay rolls. His occupation was a 
shipmaster ; he never married. 

491. Mary," daughter of 239 Benjamin" and Joanna 
[O'Bi'ien] Balch, was born at Meudon, N. H., June 11, 1770, 
and died at Calias, Me., August 30, 1855. She was married to 
Benjamin J. Garland, of Barington, N. H., the ceremony being 
performed by her father, January 18, 1790. Garland was born 
at Barrington, July 11, 1767, and died at Hamstead, N. H., 
November 18, 1835. Mary and Benjamin had eight children, 
all born at Barrington, N. H. 



JOHN BALCH, — TKESCOTT, 5IE. 161 

Dennis, b. May 27, 1791; d. 1879, at Calais, Me., Sept. 20, 1847. 

Benjamin B., b. Feb. 6, 1703. 

Joanna, b. Sept. 23, 1796. 

Maby, b. Sept. 9, 1799. 

Maktha, b. March 16, 1802; d. same month. 

Susan, b. April 21, 1803; d. at Joliet, 111., Sept. 26, 1838; m. a 

Mr. Wing. 
John Jay, b. July 21, 1806; d. at Joliet, 111., Sept. 30, 1845. 
Emily, b. March 24, 181.^; d. at Kent, Mich., March 23, 1842; m. 

a Mr. Harris. 

492. John," son of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ and Joanna 
[O'Brien] Balch, was born September 4, 1772, and died Au- 
gust 5, 1813, at Lubec, Me., having driven up from Trescott. 
That day he had a paralytic stroke, and died almost immedi- 
ately. His remains were taken back to Trescott for inter- 
ment. On the 28th of December, 1802, he was married to 
Miss Hannah Stone, and by her had fifteen children. The 
ten eldest were born at Bangor, the other five at Trescott. 
She died on the 30th of December, 1829, aged 46 years. 

1032* JoHN,s b. Nov. 14, 1803, at Bangor; d. Jan. 29, 1861. 

1033 JoANNA,8 b. March 25, 1805, at Bangor; d. March 17, 1828; unm. 

1034* HiKAu Augustus,^ b. Sept. 14, 1806, at Bangor; d. Jan. 29, 

1872. 

1035 Abigail,^ b. Nov. 15, 1807, at Bangor; d. Aug. 24, 1808. 

1036* Rkbecca.s b. Feb. 7, 1809, at Bangor; d. Feb. 20, 1864. 

1037* Louis,* b. March 27, 1810, at Bangor; d. Dec. 23, 1837; unm. 

1038* Charles,^ b. Sept. 1, 1811, at Bangor; d. 

1039* Hannah,8 b. Dec. 1, 1812, at Bangor; d. 1865. 

1040 George Washington,* ) .. , ,, -.„ ,„,- d. July 19,1816. 

1041 Horatio Gates,* \ "^'°^' "• ^^*^' ^'*' ^'^^^'d. Apr. 1, 1834. 

born at Bangor. 
1042* Henry,* b. July 15, 1819, at Bangor. 
1043* George,* b. May IS, 1821, at Trescott; d. May 18, 1861. 
1044 Sabah Ann,* b. Oct. 9, 1822, at Trescott; d. Dec. 22, 1843. 
1045* Lafayette,* b. Feb. 3, 1825, at Trescott; d. Nov. 25, 1862. 
1046* Albert Gallatin,* b. March 10, 1827, at Trescott; d. unm.. 



John^ married for his second wife the widow Susan Minot, 
July 25, 1832. They had no childi-en. John Balch resided 
at Bangor, Me., until about 1820, when he met with reverses 
in business, which caused him to remove to Trescott, where 



162 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

he continued to live. He was an educated and Christian 
gentleman. He was a justice of the peace, and performed the 
marriage ceremony for a great many in the vicinity of Trescott. 

493. William,' son of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ and Joanna 
[O'Brien] Balch, was born January 17, 1775, and died at 
Dedham, Mass., August 31, 1842. He was a classmate of Dr. 
Channing and Judge Story at Harvard. He was a chaplain 
in the U. S. navy, serving on the Congress* and Chesapeake. 
He preached at Salisbury, Mass., 1802-1816, and at Salem, 
N. H., 1819-1835. On the 31st day of October, 1805, he 
was married to Mary, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Wads- 
worth, D.D. and LL. D., and his wife Mary [Hobson] of 
Dan vers, Mass. Mary [Wadsworth] Balch died of consump- 
tion, June 27, 1816, aged 41 years. Two children was the 
issue of this marriage. 

1047* ilAKT Wadsworth.s b. Aug. 10, 1800; d. April 11, ISSl. 

1048 Elizabeth,* b. July 13, 1812; d. Dec. 28, 1834; m. Dr. Abra- 

ham Dearborn, of Metliume, Jan. 18, 1834. 
William married second, July 10, 1822, Miss Sarah, daughter 
of Isaac and Sarah C. Eaton, of Dedham. They had one son. 

1049 Bkn-iamin Wadswortii,8 b. Oct. 10, 1823; d. unm., at Chicago, 

111., Sept. 18, 1858. 

494. George Washington," son of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ 
and Joanna [O'Brien] Balch, was born at Danvers, Mass., 
October 16, 1777, and died at Welden, N. C, June 21, 1826. 
He married Elizabeth Noble, of Portsmouth, N. H., and they 
moved to Weldon, N. C, where he engaged in mercantile 
business. In the war of 1812 he wassailing master on board 
a privateer, was captured, and imprisoned a year in Dartmoor. 

All the children of George W. and Elizabeth died young, 
except one, who died at Boston, Mass. 

1050. Elizabeth, 8 b. ; d. unra. 1839. 



•Xavy Dept. records. 

V,'m. Balch was appointed Chaplain to the "Congress,'' October 30, 
17S9, and discharged May 10, 1801. 



HORATIO GATES BALCH, — LUBEC, ME. 163 

495. Horatio Gates," son of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ and 
Joanna [O'Brien] Balch, was born at Danvers, Mass., Octo- 
ber 16, 1777, and was baptized with his twin brother, George 
W., by the Rev. Mr. Holt, at Danvers, Oct. 26, 1777. He 
died at Lubec, Me., in 1850. He studied medicine, and was 
a physician of marked ability. The early part of his life was 
spent in and near Bangor, where he married his first wife, 
Miss Rhoda Dutton, a sister of Judge Button, a lawyer of 
considerable note at Bangor. Horatio G. was quite promi- 
nent in polities, was a Democrat up to Van Buren's adminis- 
tration, when he became a Whig. He was a member of the 
Legislature at Boston, before Maine was a separate state, and 
also the first Representative from Washington county after 
Maine became a state. In 1820 he was living at Lubec, Me. 
In 1821 or 2 he moved to Machias, Me., and soon after re- 
ceived the oifice of high sheriff, which he held till 1830, 
when he moved to Lubec again. That year he received the 
appointment of inspector of customs at Lubec, under Jack- 
son's administration, which ofSce he held about nine years. 
He was a member of the Congregational Church. He was 
very benevolent, as many since his death have given testi- 
mony to his kindness and consideration of the poor. By his 
first wife, Rhoda Dutton, he had eight cliildren. 

1051 HoKATio.s b. ; d., s. p., about 1845. 

1052 George,^ b. ; d., s. p., about 1846. 
1053* Harriet,^ b. ; d. 

1054* SoPHiA,8 b. ; d. 

1055 Elizabeth/ b. in 1814; d., unm., in 1830. 

1056 James, 8 b. ; drowned while skating at Machias. 
1057* Emily.s b. Aug. 8, 1820; d. Dec. 13, 1892. 

1058 Andbew,^ b. ; drowned at sea, 

Horatio G. married for his second wife Harriet Tanner Mc- 
Lellan, of Portland, Me. To them were born three children. 
Harriet T. died at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1059 Ebenezer McIntosh.s b. ; d. y. 

1060* James KirLT,8, b. Nov. 22, 1831; d. April 18, 1895. 

1061* Horatio Gates,* b. June 15, 1840; d. March 7, 1S94. 

496. Joanna,'' daughter of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ and Jo- 



164 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

anna [O'Brien] Balch, was born July 3, 1780, and died in 
1866. She was twice married. Her first husband was a Mr- 
Stephens ; her second husband was Deacon Webster, of Sal- 
isbury, a relative of Daniel Webster. Joanna had one daugh- 
ter, whether by her first or second husband is not known. Jo- 
anna inherited part of the manuscript sermons of her father 
and grandfather. 

497. Martha," daughter of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ and Jo- 
anna [O'Brien] Balch, was born Jan. 19, 1783, and died at 
Methuen, Mass., in February, 1866. She was married on the 
8th of June, 1806, to Richard Hackett, of Salisbury, Mass. 
The marriage ceremony was performed by her father, the 
Rev. Benjamin Balch. Hackett was born at Salisbury, and 
died in that town, October, 21, 1814, at the age of thirty 
years. He followed the occupation of his father, John 
Hackett, who was a ship-builder, and built the U. S. ship Al- 
liance. They had four children : James ; Horatio Balch, 
b. Dec. 27, 1808; d. Nov. 2, 1875; John, b. November. 
1810 ; d. Aug. 16, 1815 ; Richard. 

Martha married for her second husband Deacon Davidson. 

498. Jeremiah O.," son of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ and 
Joanna [O'Brien] Balch, was born at Barrington, N. H., July 
81, 1785, and died at Chicago, 111., November 4, 1875. His 
remains were taken to Marshall, Mich., for interment. He 
was married twice. His first wife was Sarah Penniman, 
daughter of Jacob and Maiy O'Brien Penniman, of Machias, 
Me. They had four children. 

1062* Jacob William,* b. Nov. 19, 1S17; d. Nov. 1, 1S83. 

1063* Maky CYNTHiA,8b. Oct. 12,1820; d. lS7i. 

1065* Henky Crawford.s b. Dec. 18, 1824; d. July 30, 1861. 

1066* Feancis Stoems,8 b. Sept. 5, 1826; d. Aug., 1888. 
Jeremiah O. married in the fall of 1827, for his second 
wife, Elizabeth A. Haskell, daughter of Reuben S. Haskell. 
She was born in 1806, and died at Marshall, Mich., in 1865. 
To them were born five children. 

1067 Jeremiah 0.,8 b. Aug. 1, 1828; d. May 22, 1843. 

1068 Sabah Elizabeth,* b. July 16, 1830; d. Oct. 23, 1841. 



PHINEAS CAELETON BALCH, — NEWBTJBYPOKT, MASS. 165 

1069* George Washington,^ b. May 24, 1832. 

1070* Benjamin.^ b. Dec. 8, 1840; d. March 8, 1884. 

1071* Lavinia Melissa," b. June 25, 1843; d. July 12, 1887. 
Jeremiah 0. Balcli moved to western New York about 
1825. He first engaged in mercantile pursuits, but later, it 
being better suited to his education, he became an editor and 
publisher, as well as a practical printer. He published various 
newspapers in western New York, principally in Rochester. 
About 1835 he moved to Illinois, and later to Michigan, 
where his family followed in the spring of 1836. He was 
here considered one of the foremost and ablest editors of hia 
day in Michigan. His work was chiefly done on the States- 
man and Telegraph, at Marshall, and the Whig, at Ann 
Arbor. In politics he was first an old-line Whig, and when 
the Republican party was formed joined its ranks and be- 
came a most staunch and energetic supporter of its princi- 
ples. His was a trenchant pen, and a most scathing one when 
battling for his party. In the war of the rebellion he was 
universally for the Union, and notwithstanding his advanced 
years, did good service for the cause through the press. Nor 
was his hatred of disloyalty confined entirely to words, for 
when nearly or quite 80 years of age he raised his cane in the 
physical rebuke of disloyal utterances by a neighbor, with 
such effect as to break it, whereupon his loyal fellow-citizens 
and friends procured a very handsome new stick and present- 
ed it to him with much formality and words of high appro- 
bation. The last work on his paper was in denunciation of 
Andrew Johnson. 

He was an accomplished Latin scholar and linguist, and 
was respected by the editorial fraternity and all as an upright 
and honorable citizen. 

501. Phineas Carleton,' son of 250 Jonathan^ and Abigail 
[Carleton] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Mass., June 20, 
1797, and died at Rowley, Mass., January 24, 1880. He was 
a deacon in the church at Byfield, and was a christian gen- 
tleman of quiet virtues. He filled wisely and well many 
offices of trust in the town and church, and was highly 



166 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

respected and beloved by all who knew him. He married Jane 
Kezer, daughter of Samuel and Olive [Kezer] Merrill of 
Byfield. She was born May 24, 1797. They had but one child. 
1072* Rebecca Bailey.s b. 1821. 

502. Leonard,^ son of 250 Jonathan^ and Abigail [Carle- 
ton] Balch, was born at Newburyport, September 18, 1799, 
and died at Groveland, Mass., August 9, 1871. He was mar- 
ried first, July 8, 1823 to Mary A., daughter of Eben Hopkin- 
son. She died September 30, 1848, aged 45 years. One 
daughter was the issue of this marriage. 

1073* Abigail Caeleton,* b. June 25, 1825. 

For his second wife, Leonard married Hannah J. Pai-sons. 
She was born in 1 799, and died July 8, 1855, no issue. On the 
3rd of jNIarch, 1859, he took to himself a third wife, Reasanna 
P., daughter of John and Nancy [Brown] Hooper, of Water- 
borough, Me. She was living at Groveland in 1886. 

503. William,' son of 250 Jonathan** and Abigail [Carle- 
ton] Balch, was born at Newburyport, May 7, 1802, and died 
October 25, 1841. He was married May 3, 1825, to Abigail 
B., daughter of Nathaniel Parker. She was born at East Brad- 
ford, Mass., July 24, 1806, and died March 6, 1869, at North 
Bridgewater, near Brockton, Mass. After her husband's death 
she resided at Groveland, but the last eight years of her life 
she lived with her daughter, Clara M., in Richmond, and East 
Machias, Me., and later at North Bridgewater. 

William and Abigail had two children. 
1074* Melvin Parker.s b. Xov. 27, 1832, at E. Bradford. 
1075* Clara Maria,* b. Sept. 10, 1840; d. July 1, 1896. 

505. Thomas Hutchinson,' son of 250 Jonathan^ and 
Mehitable [Carleton] Balch, was born at East Bradford, 
March 20, 1807. On the 12th of November, 1838, he married 
Sophia Buck, daughter of William and Abigail [Jaques] 
Tenney of Groveland. She was born May 7, 1811. Thomas 
H. and Sophia had seven children. 

1076* WiLLiAJt,' b. Oct. 9, 1840. 

1077* Hiram Tenney,* b. May 28, 1842. 




Thomas Hl"icuixso.\ Balch. 

(505) 



JONATHAN BALCH, — EAST BKADFOED, MASS. 167 

1078* Charles Thomas,' b. Feb. 23, 1844; unm. 

1079* Akthub Cliffokd,8 b. Oct. 22, 1846. 

1080* EusTis.s b. Apr. 2, 1849. 

1081 Sophia Pkiscilla,' b. Aug. 2, 1851; d. in June, 1855. 

1082* Gardxer Pxckakd,^ b. July 7, 1S56. 

Thomas Hutchinson was a farmer, and superintendent of 
the burial ground at Groveland ; also proprietor of " Balch 
Grove," a popular picnic ground on the Merrimac River. This 
grove gave the name to the town. It is a fine tract of pine- 
clad hills, and level ground, and can be reached by steamer 
on the river where there is a wharf for landing, or on the other 
side by a street railway, which connects Haverhill with Grove- 
land about three miles distant. It was formerly known as 
" Uncle Billy's Grove." Thomas H. inherited this property 
from his uncle 249 William*^ whom he took care of in his old 
age. The old house in wliich the 58 Rev. William,* 127 Dea- 
con William,^ and his uncle 249 William,^ had lived, he tore 
down and built a new one in which he resides at tliis time. 

506. Jonathan,^ son of 250 Jonathan«5 andMehitable 
[Carleton] Balch, was born at East Bradford, October 5, 1808, 
and died November 15, 1892, at Groveland. He was married 
March 20, 1829, to Sally, daughter of Paul and Sally 
[Morse] Hopkinsou, a cousin to his brother Leonard's wife. 
She was born September 24, 1810. They celebrated their 
golden wedding March 20, 1879, more than one hundred and 
lifty guests were present. Mr. Balch was great hearted, 
broad and liberal in his opinions. He stood against the slave 
power, when it cost reputation and caste to be an abolitionist. 
He was a great lover of music and was connected with a band 
of music in early life. As a neighbor and friend he was among 
the best, and as a husband and father he was not excelled by 
any in the community. He was thoroughly honest, upright 
and substantial. 

Jonathan was a boot and shoemaker, and resided at Grove- 
land. To him and his wife were born ten children. 

1083* Sarah Hutchinson, ^ b. Sept. 21, 1829. 

1084* Horace Moksb,^ b. Feb. 24, 1831; d. Sept. 14, 1892. 



168 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

1085* Ann Maby,8 b. Nov. 17, 1832. 

1086 Gardner L.,8 b. Dec. 14, 1834; d. .Tan. 12, 1835. 

1087 Gardnek L., 2d,8 b. Feb. 9, 1836; d. Aug. 10, 1840. 
1088* Harriet Lapham,* b. Aug. 28, 1838; d. Jan. 31, 1893. 

1089 Leverett H.,8 b. May 18, 1841; d. June 4, 1844. 

1090 Louisa H.,^ b. June 9, 1843; d. Feb. 6, 1846. 

1091 Priscilla K.,8 b. Aug. 14, 184.5; d. Feb. 29, 1848. 
1092* Frank Henry,^ b. July 18, 1851. 

509. Louisa," daughter of 253 Benjamin^ and Lois [Phip- 
pen] Balch, was born at Salem, Mass., July 12, 1802, and died 
June 1, 1887. Slie was married January 31, 1822, to Hon. 
George Savary, son of Maj. Thomas and Polly [Rollins] Savary, 
of Bradford, Mass. He was born January 30, 1793, and died 
March 28, 1854. He was State Senator from Essex. In 1843 
he was candidate for Lieut. Governor. 

Savary was a boot and shoe manufacturer, and trader at 
Groveland where he resided. Louisa was the mother of nine 
childi-en, all born at Groveland. 

Martha Wingate, b. May 10, 1823, m. Eldred, son of Dr. Ben- 
jamin Parker, in 1845; no children. 

George Thomas, b. July 28, 1826, m. iirst, Margaret C, daughter 
of John Tappan ; m. second, Jennie Goodale ; children, 
Annie Louise, b. May 10, 1863, unm. ; George, b. July 7, 1865. 
He is a minister in the Reform Episcopal church, at Newark, 
N. J.; m. Henrietta L. Johnson of Boston. 

Frank, b. Sept. 5, 1829 ; m. June 14, 1861, to Esther A. Barnard 
of Worcester ; children, Caroline A., b. Jan. 24, 1864, an ar- 
tist ; Martha P., Ix Nov. 4, 1865. 

Ci.ARA Louisa, b. July 9, 1831 ; d. in infancy. 

Mary Rollins, b. Apr. 15, 1831 ; d. in infancy. 

William Henry, b. April 19, 183-5. Graduated from Yale, 
18.57, is a Unitarian minister, and is pastor of the Dor. 
Chester St. Chapel, South Boston; m. a daughter of Rev. 
George W. Hosmer, D. D.; children, Edward Hosmer, a 
lawyer; Sarah Kendall, a teacher. 

Lucy Ann, b. in 1836; d. y. 

Clar.^ Louisa, b. Dec. 24, 1837 ; unm. 

Benjamin Bai.ch, b. Apr. 17, 1S40 ; m. Oct. ."0, 1873 to Abby 
Dorr, of Medford ; children, Nellie Louise, b. Dec. 27, 1880. 

510. Benjamin,' son of 253 Benjamin^ and Lois[Phippen] 
Balch, wa.s born at Salem, Jan. 25, 1804, and died in the same 
town where he always resided, November 5, 18G3. On the 



JAMES, WILLIAM BALCH, — SALEM, MASS. 169 

12th of February, 1829, he married Caroline L., daughter of 
David and Mary [Pratt] Moore of Salem. She died June 
13, 1880, in the 75th year of her age. Benjamin was a mas- 
ter mariner in the East India trade. Shortly after his marriage 
he went as mate of the Glide to the Fiji Islands. The ship 
was totally wrecked in a hurricane, and the crew, except a 
few, killed. He was held by the natives, at that time utterly 
barbarous, for over two years. They curiously tattooed his 
hands, feet and portions of his body, and the colors held 
bright to the day of his death. The story is told in a small 
book entitled "The Wreck of the Glide." He was for some 
voyages captain of the celebrated ship George, a clipper of 
great local fame in the Calcutta trade. He was also wrecked 
on the coast of Zululand, South Africa. Hot and unhealthy 
climates broke down his constitution and he was an invalid 
for several years. Benjamin and Caroline had three children. 

1093 Benjamin Fkankhn,^ b. April 18, 1833 ; d. Mar. 6, 1838. 

1094* David Moore,' b. Jan. 22, 1837. 

1095* Edward Fbanklin,' b. Nov. 27, 1842 ; d. Aug. 29, 1892. 

511. James," son of 253 Benjamin^ and Lois [Phippen] 
Balch, was born at Salem, February 21, 1806, and died at 
Half Day, 111., in November, 1846, while on a visit to his 
brother. He married Harriet Jane, daughter of Captain 
William and Sarah Fowler [Herrick] Duncan, of Salem. 
The ceremony was solemnized by Rev. Bishop Griswold, 
June 27, 1833. She was born Sept. 21, 1807, and died Jan. 
16, 1873. James was a watchmaker with his father in Sa- 
lem. They had four children. 

1096* William Duncan,' b. Sept. 28, 1834. 

1097* Catherine D.,' b, Sept. 22, 1836 ; d. February, 1892. 

1098 Annie Fowler,' b. Sept. 28, 1839 ; d. unm. Mar. 14, 1887. 

1099 James,' b. May 17, 1846 ; d. y. Oct. 17, 1847. 

512. William,' son of 253 Benjamin^ and Lois [Phip- 
pen] Balch, was born at Salem, Mass., February 1, 1808, and 
died in 1887. He was a clerk, and a farmer, and lived at Prov- 
idence, Pawtucket, R. I., Chelsea, Mass., and Half Day, Ills. 
He married twice, first in 1834 to Miss Marian Kittredge, 



170 SEVENTH GENEBATION. 

daughter of Dr. Benjamin Kittredge of Salem, by whom he 
had seven children. She died May 27, 1849, aged 35, and 
in the following year he married Miss Susan Thayer of Bos- 
ton. There was no issue by his second marriage. Widow 
living at Roxbury, Mass. 

HOO* William Fbedekick,^ b. July 16, 1S36 ; d. Mar. 31, 1868. 
1101* LtTcy Ann,8 b. Aug. 17, 1837 ; d. Oct. 21, 1881. 

1102 Benjamin K. ,8 b. Kov. 5, 1840 ; drowned after 1885. d. s. p. 

1103 Edward Augustus,' b. in Ills.; d. iinm. in Cal. 
1104* Lowell Thayek,* b. Ills. May 21, 1848. 
1105 Louisa M., 8 b. ; d. y. 

513. Moses Phippen,' son of 253 Benjamin^ and Lois 
[Pliippen] Balch, was born at Salem, July 23, 1810, He 
resided at many places in several states, and died March 1 3, 
1888. On the 18th of August, 1839, he married Miss Adelia 
M. Lauriet, of Chicago, daughter of the celebrated aeronaut. 
She died April 19, 1887. Moses P. and Adelia had nine 
children. 

1106* George Phippen,' b. June 18, 1840. 
1107 Adel Maria,' b. June 18, 1842; unin. 
1108* Sarah Elizabeth,' b. Jan. 1, 1844. 

1109 Clara Hudson,' b. Feb. 27, 1846 ; d. unm. Dec. 30, 1893. 

1110 James Henry,' b. Oct. 4, 1849 ; unm. 

1111 Augusta L.,' b. Aug. 4, 1851 ; unm. 

1112 Lucy Ann,' b. July 2, 1853; unm. 
1113* Laura Octavia,' b. Jan. IS, 1858. 
1114 Louisa L.,' b. July 27, 1860. 

514. Clarissa,' daughter of 253 Benjamin^ and Lois 
[Phippen] Balch, was born at Salem, June 22, 1812, and 
died Feb. 28, 1842. She married in 1839 Charles Hodge, son 
of John Rogers and 519 Hannah [Balch] Hudson. Charles 
married for his second wife Mary Snowman, by whom he 
had a son Charles; for his third wife he married i\Iary 
Brooks. He is now living in New York City. Clarissa was 
the mother of three children, Clara L., b. ; d. William 
Henry, b. in 1840 ; d. Annie, b. April 23, 1842; d. 

518. Henry Freeborn," son of 253 Benjamin* and 
Lois [Phippen] Balch, was born at Salem, November 24, 
1820. Was a mariner, sailed with his brother Benjamin. 



CHAKLES H. BALCH, — NEWBTJKTPOKT, MASS. 171 

Left the sea and lived for a time in Illinois. He went to Cali- 
fornia in 1852, and now lives at Knight's Ferry. He is the 
owner of a vineyard and fruit ranch, in Stainlaus Co., 
Knight's Ranch. He married Sarah, daughter of Elijah 
Fuller. No issue. 

519. Hannah,' daughter of 257 Daniel® and Lucy 
[Hodge] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Oct. 14, 1784, 
and died at the same place March 20, 1828. She was mar- 
ried January 9, 1810, to John Rogers Hudson, son of Henry 
and Anna [Rogers] Hudson. He was born at Newburyport 
September 19, 1784, and died at Newburyport, April 15, 
1881. Hannah and John R. had eight children. John Rogers, 
b. Nov. 15, 1810 ; d. 1888. Charles Hodge, b. Jan. 17, 1812 ; 
m. 614 Clarissa Balch. Lucy Ann, b. Oct. 5, 1813 ; is a 
Homoeopathic physician. Fanny Elizabeth, b. Feb. 26, 1815 ; 
d. Feb. 7, 1816. Fanny Elizabeth, b. Feb. 3, 1817 ; d. Jan. 
5, 1875 ; Mary Rogers, b. May 14, 1819. Henry James, b. 
June 29, 1821 ; graduated from Harvard, and afterwards from 
the Divinity School, and was a Unitarian clergyman ; living 
at Plattsburg, N. Y. Sarah Hodge, b. Nov. 14, 1823 ; d. Oct. 
29, 1856. 

520. Elizabeth,' daughter of 257 DanieF and Lucy 
[Hodge] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Mass., March 18, 

1786, and died in that town, Oct. 17, 1873. She never mar- 
ried. She was remarkable for her great love of books, and 
desire for self improvement. She was given to works of 
charity, and fervently religious, a member and communicant 
of the Unitarian church. 

521. Charles Hodge,' son of 257 DanieF and Lucy 
[Hodge] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Mass., October 29, 

1787, and died in the same town, November 18, 1852. He 
was for many years a selectman of Newburyport, and a rep- 
resentative in the state legislature. For two years he was 
state senator. In politics he was a Federalist. Although he 
received but a moderate schooling, he was a great reader, and 
was a self-made man. He was an attendant at the Unitarian 
church. He never married. 



172 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

522. Daniel,' son of 257 DanieP and Lucy [Hodge] 
Balch, was born at Newburyport, June IG, 1790, and died in 
the same town, November 17, 1858. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Ebenezer Gunnison. She was born at Dorchester, 
Mass., August 10, 1796, and died at Newburyport, November 
16, 1863. For a time Daniel resided at Dorchester, and 
then at Newburyport. In politics he was a Federalist, and 
in church creed a staunch Unitarian. When a young man, 
with a friend, he built an organ on which his brother William 
learned to play. Neither of tlie young men had ever learned 
the trade. Daniel and Elizabeth had four children, the eldest 
was born at Dorchester, the others at Newburyport. 

1115* Ebenezer Gunnison," b. Sept. 18, 1819; d. Jan. 14, 1884. 

1116* Lucy Elizabeth," b. Nov. 14, 1820; d. Apr. 16, 1867. 

1117 Charles Hodgk," b. Nov. .5, 1822; d. unm. Aug. 7, 1845. 

1118 Sarah Hodge," b. Feb. 3, 1825; unm. 

524. William," son of 257 DanieP and Lucy [Hodge] 
Balch, was born at Newburyport, Mass., July 20, 1795, and 
died in the same town, of pneumonia, January 26, 1886. 
On October 11, 1818, he married Hannah, daughter of 
Ebenezer Stone. She was born at Newburyport, December 
14, 1796, and died in that town, March 8, 1864. William 
and Hannah had eleven children. 

1119* William Charles," b. July 8, 1819; d. Feb. 12, 1895. 

1120* Sarah Stone," b. Feb. 5, 1821; d. Apr. 25, 1848. 

1121* George Edward," b. Aug. 7, 1822; d. Aug. 2:3, 1889. 

1122* Leonadas," b. Aug. 7, 1824. 

1123* Lucy Hodge," b. Apr. 15, 1826. 

1124 Charles Carrol," b. Apr. 24, 1827; d. Sept. 1, 1827. 

1125* Elizabeth," b. Sept. 6, 1828. 

1126* Mary Caroline," b. Oct. 18, 1829. 

1127* Hannah Stone," b. Aug. 28, 1834. 

1128* Fanny Stone," b. Jan. 2, 1837. 

1129* Charles Carrol," b. May 9, 1841; d. unm. Aug. 27, 1863. 

He was a man of strong sense and will, and one who had 
made his own fortune. During a long life he had commanded 
the universal respect, and he enjoyed the friendship, of a 
wide circle, and his advice in business matters was sought by 
many. While quite young he entered the store of Henry 



JOHN THEODORIC, JOSEPH BALCH, — NEWBUEYPORT. 173 

Frothingham, hardware dealer, as a clerk, and about 1822, he 
established himself in the same business, in Newburyport, 
and remained in trade for about fifteen years, and early iu 
his career became interested in foreign freighting, which he 
carried on with the late Edmund Swett, and after retirement 
from the hardware business, he became part owner in a good 
many ships, trading to foreign ports. Mr. Balch also became 
interested in cotton manufacture, and was one of the first to 
introduce it in Newburyport. He had an interest in the 
Bartlett and Ocean Mills, and was for many years a director 
of the James, now the Victoria mill. He was also for a num- 
ber of years a director of the Merchants Bank, a director of 
the Newburyport Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and Vice 
President of the Institute for Savings, which latter place he 
resigned about a year before his death, on account of age and 
increasing infirmities. He was a noted accountant and kept 
his own accounts by double entry. For more than half a 
century he was one of the active supporters of the First Re- 
ligious Society, in Newburyport, filling many of its offices, 
and more than sixty years ago was organist of the church. 
Mr. Balch had a strong constitution, having never required 
the advice of a physician until he was taken with pneumonia 
a week before his death, though he had been gradually fail- 
ing in strength for several years. He retained his faculties 
wonderfully until the last. 

525. John Theodoric,' son of 257 DanieP and Martha 
[Tarbox] Balch, was born at Newburyport, October 13, 1799, 
and was christened John Tarbox. He died February 24, 1847. 
He was considered quite a wit, and a star in society in his 
youth. He married Elizabeth Jones, daughter of George 
Thacher, of Biddeford, Me. Her father was a member of 
Congress from Massachusetts from April, 1789 to March, 1801, 
and at the time of his death was judge of the Supreme Judicial 
Court of Massachusetts. Mrs. Elizabeth Jones [Thacher] 
Balch was a very superior woman. They had five children. 

1130* Gbokge THACHEE,6b. Oct. 2, 1828, at Biddefoid, Me.; d. April 
15, 1894. 



174 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

1131* Theodobic Augustus,* b. Jan. 16, 1832, at New York city. 

1132* Daniel Webster,* b. Xov. 14, 1834, at New York city. 

1133* Elizabeth Thacher,* b. Dec. 27, 1837, at New York city. 

1134* Lauka Otis,8 b. Sept. 23, 1845, at Akron, Ohio. 

532. Joseph," son of 261 John^ and Eunice [Bartlett] 
Balcli, was born at East Bradford, December 5, 1785, and died 
at Boston, December 10, 1849. He was President of the Mer- 
chants Insurance Co., of Boston, from the time of its establish- 
ment to the day of his death, a period of over thirty years. 
No man in the city was more highly respected for the excel- 
lence of his private character, as well as for the promptness 
and iidelity with which he dispatched the business of his office. 
In the knowledge of the laws of Insurance, and their adapta- 
tion to business he had no superior. On the 13th of Decem- 
ber, 1811, he married Caroline Ann Buckminster, daughter of 
Joseph "Williams of Newburyport. She was born December 
19, 1789, and died May 24, 1825. They had six children. 

11 35* Caboline Williams,* b. Mar. 16, 1813. 

1136 Ann Buckminster,* b. Aug. 24, 1814; unm. 

1137* Sarah Bartlett,* b. Nov. 24, 1S17 ; d. Sept. 9, 1854. 

1138* Joseph Williams,* b. Aug. 3, 1819; d. Jan. 11, 1891. 

1139 Susan Williams,* b. June 23, 1821; unm. 

1140 SoPHRONA,* b. Mar. 20, 1823; d. unm. Feb. 16, 1883. 

Joseph married for his second wife, Anne Lathrop, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Nathan, and Sally Noyes of Newburyport, the cere- 
mony was performed on the 22d of January, 1827. She was 
born December 21, 1801, and died at Cohasset, Mass., August 
26, 1880. Joseph and Anne L. had five children. 

1141 Eunice Ann,* b. Jan. 30, 1831; unm. 

1142 Mary Noyes,* b. Nov. 26, 1832; d. Apr., 1833. 

1143 John,* b. Apr. 3, 183.5: unm. 

1144 Francis,* b. June 30, 1836; d. Sept. 11, 1836. 
1145* Francis Vergkies,* b. Feb. 3, 1839. 

533. Eunice," daughter of 261 John^ and Eunice [Bart- 
lett] Balch, was born at East Bradford, August 7, 1787. She 
married Enoch, son of Capt. Paul, and Mary [Jewett] Moody, 
of Byfield Parish, INIass. He was born July 21, 1772, and died 
in 1837. They resided at Hollowell, Me., and Newburyport, 
Mass. They had six children. 




TOSEPH Balch. 

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HANNAH, SAKAH BALCH, — BEADFOKD, GEORGETOWN. 175 

Ann Mehitablb, b. April 23, 1818, m. Isaac G. Braraan, M. D., 

who married second 1135 Caroline Williams^. 
Eunice Balch, b. July 15, 1821 ; m. Joseph Williams, of Wilbra- 

ham, a school teacher. 
SoPHKONiA Little, b. April 20, 1824; m. Nathaniel Dole, her 

cousin, a broker, lived in New York city, Tonkers, N.Y., and 

Newburyport, Mass. 
John Balch, b. Jan. 25, 1827; d. Sept. 12, 1837. 
Sakah Balch, b. Aug. 2, 1828; d. unm. Apr. 15, 1S45. 
John Horace, b. Mar. 7, 1831; d. Was in insurance business in 

New York city, and resided in Yonkers, wliere he died. He 

had two children. Sophronia Moody, b. 1855; Caroline Moody, 

b. 1856. 

534. Hannah," daughter of 261 Joim^ and Eunice [Bart- 
lett] Balch, was born at East Bradford, January 8, 1789. She 
married Ebenezer, son of Nathaniel, and Mary [Noj-es] Dole, 
of Newburyport. Dole was a merchant at Hollowell, Me., and 
died there in 1847. Hannah was the mother of five children. 

Ebenezee, b. in 1815; d. unm. June 7, 1846; graduated at Bruns- 
wick College, and Bangor Theological Seminary. He died at 
Hollowell. 

Hannah Balch, b. May 19, 1817; died at Jamaica Plain, Mass., 
unm. 

Nathaniel, b. May 17, 1819, m. his cousin, Sophronia Little 
Moody. He was a stock broker in New York city, lived in 
Brooklyn, and Yonkers, N. Y., and Newburyport, Mass. 

AnnB alch, b. Apr. 16, 1822, m. Jules Stanis Lous De Lacroix, a 
planter, born at Rose Dale, La. 

Mabt Balch, b. Oct. 16, 1824; unm. 

535. Sarah,' daughter of 261 John^ and Eunice [Bartlett] 
Balch, was born at East Bradford, December 21, 1790, and 
died at Georgetown, Mass., February 8, 1893. On March 22, 
1837, she was married to Rev. Isaac Braman, of Georgetown, 
being his second wife. Rev. Dr. Braman was pastor of the 
South church for a period of sixty years, loved, honored and 
revered, and during this long pastorate he never received a 
salary exceeding $400 per annum. Dr. Braman died Decem- 
ber 26, 1856, in his 89th year. Mrs. Braman visited New- 
buryport when in her 94th year. During the summer of her 
98th year she attended church and visited among her neigh- 
bors. She retained her faculties remarkably and was a most 



176 SEVENTH GEKERATION. 

delightful and agreeable conversationalist and a very in- 
telligent companion. Her memory was very accurate, and 
she could readily locate all the different branches of her 
famQy. She narrated with great vividness the scene of the 
great fire in 1811, in Newburyport. She remembered "Lord" 
Timothy Dexter,- as he appeared on the streets with cocked 
hat and cane, and wearing a blue cloak lined with a bright 
red material ; of going to his funeral and seeing his dead 
"lordship" in his coffin with his sword laid upon it, and many 
other incidents in the life of this eccentric man. Mrs. 
Braman held a reception upon her 102d birthday and over 
one hundred persons paid her their compliments. She was 
cheerful and in good health. About two weeks later when 
walking across the room she fell, breaking her right arm near 
the shoulder. This accident upset her whole physical econ- 
omy and she rapidly failed and died at the ripe old age of 102 
years, 1 month and 18 days. She never had any children. 
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Rounds 
Smith, pastor of the Memorial Church, in which he was 
assisted by several of her former pastors. 

536. Sophronia,' daughter of 261 John" and Eunice 
[Bartlett] Balch, was born at Newburyport, February 14, 
1793, and died in that town, June 24, 1872. She was married 
January 24, 1814, to Josiah, son of Josiah and Sarah [Tappan] 
Little, of Newburyport. Little was born January 13, 1791 » 
graduated at Bowdoin in 1811, was an extensive land owner 
and engaged in manufacturing, served two terms in the State 
Senate of Massachusetts, was eminently a public spirited man, 
and gave largely to benevolent objects. No issue. 

538. Lydia Pillsbury," daughter of 261 John^ and 
Eunice [Bartlett] Balch, was born at Newburj^port, March 1, 
1797, and died October 2, 1870. She was married April 15, 
1822, to Jeremiah Pearson, son of Sewell, and Lydia [John- 
son] Tappan. He was born July 6, 1795, and died April 7, 
1869. He was President of the Marine Insurance Co., New 
York city. They resided at Brooklyn, N. Y., and had seven 
children. 




Mrs. Sarah (Bai.ch) Braman. 



MABY, LTTCT BALCH, — NEWBUKYPOKT, MASS. 177 

John Sewell, b. June 28, 1823, marine ins. underwriter, m. 

Susan, daughter of Charles W. Storey, of Newburyport, June 

2, 1847. No issue. 
Sakah Elizabeth, twin to John S., m. Robert Dodge Merrill, 

United States Consul to Australia. No issue. 
Lydia Balch, d. y. 
Ltdia Balch, b. Jan. 7, 1829, m. Reuben Laugdon, of N.Y. city, 

had two children, both died young. 
Maey Nelson, b. June 14, 1831, m. John Wheelwright. No 

issue. 
Jeremiah Nelson, b. in 1833, d. Sept. 5, 1884, m. Mary Pearson 

Spencer; three children. Was a commission merchant in N. 

Y. city, and held the important office of City Chamberlain. 
Frances Rollins, b. Jan. 3, 1838, m. Stephen H. Tyng, Jr. ; two 

children. 

540. Mary ,7 daughter of 261 JohnS and Eunice [Bartlett] 
Balch, was born at Newburyport, April 17, 1800. She was 
married in April, 1831, to Hon. Jeremiah Nelson of Rowley, 
Mass. He was born September 18, 1768, and died October 2, 
1838. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1790, and was a 
merchant at Newburyport, and a member of Congress for many 
years. They had four children. Mary Balch, b. May 29, 
1832 ; Elizabeth Meyhill, b. Feb. 8, 1834 ; d. unm. June 14 
1851 ; Jeremiah, b. June 2, 1836 ; John, b. Jan. 6, 1839. 

541. Lucy,^ daughter of 261 JohnS and Eunice [Bartlett] 
Balch, was born at Newburyport, October 11, 1801, and died 
July 20, 1885. She was married twice, first October 11, 1821, 
to Charles, son of Benjamin French, he was born March 4,1797, 
and died April 4, 1825, leaving his widow with two children. 

Benjamin, b. Aug. 17, 1822; d. Aug. 12, 1847. 
Charles, b. Aug, 19, 1825; d. unm., Nov. 26, 1846. 
For her second husband, Lucy married, September 28, 
1835, Ebenezer, son of Dea. Benjamin, and Lydia [White] 
Hale. He was born October 4, 1774, in Atkinson, N. H., 
and died February 19, 1848. They resided at Newburyport, 
and had three children. 

Lucy Balch, b. June 9, 1830, m. October 29, 1855, Benjamin, 
son of Benjamin, and Caroline [King] Hale. He was liberal- 
ly educated, studied medicine and law, was a farmer at New- 
bury, Vt., and is now living at Newburyport, Mass. They 



178 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

have had two children, John White, b. June 12, 1858. Grad- 
uated from the Chandler Scientific School, Dartmouth Col- 
lege in 1881, and is an inventor. He married Charlotte E. 
Mace, Nov. 10, 1892, and resides in Newburyport, Mass. Mary 
Alice, b. March 6, 1873; d. Aug. 8, 1873. 

Ebenezer, b. Dec. 9, 18.39; d. July 23, 1840. 

Ebenezeb Thomas, b. May 9, 1842; d. Sept. 7, 1868. 

542. John,' son of 261 John^ and Eunice [Bartlett] 
Balch, was born at Newburyport, April 14, 1803, and was 
run over and killed at Topsfield, July 11, 1871, while feeding 
his horse. The horse took fright and ran, throwing him to 
the ground and the carriage wheel passed over his neck. 
For a time John was a dealer in leather, then he became 
agent and treasurer for the Bartlett steam mills, of New- 
buryport, also a director in the Ocean Bank, and president of 
the Mutual Insurance Company, of Newburjqaort. He was 
married first to Elizabeth, daughter of Sewall and Lydia 
[Johnson] Tappan. She was born August 5, 1804. By her 
he had four children. 

1146 Julia Norris,^ b. Aug. 17, 1825; unm. 

1147* Lucy French,' b. Nov. 22, 1827; d. May 30, 1852. 

1148 JoHN,8 b. June 30, 1S30; d. Oct. 15, 1835. 

1149* Elizabeth Tappan,' b. Sept. 19, 18.32. 

John married again in 1834, Miss Laura Amelia Denny. 
She was born September 3, 1807, and died in July, 1886. By 
her he had five children. 

1150* Isaac Dennt,' b. April 18, 1835; d. Feb. 16, 1889. 

1151 Laura A. D.,' b. Oct. 14, 1838; living at Newburyport, unm. 

1152* Alice March,' b. Sept. 16, 1840. 

1153 John Sewall,' b. March 28, 1844; d. at Calcutta, Aug. 27, 
1861. 

1154* Mary Nelson,' b. July 29, 1846. 

543. Benjamin," son of 261 John^ and Eunice [Bart- 
lett] Balch, was born at Newburyport, April 16, 1805, and 
died September 24, 1880. He was married in Boston, April 
27, 1830, to Lydia Elizabeth WiUiams, who was born Decem- 
ber 20, 1809. They lived in New York city, but the last few 
years of his life Benjamin passed in his native city. Benja- 
min and Lydia E. had four children. 




John Balch. 




William Savory Balch. 



■WILLIAM SAVARY BALCH, — EAST BEADFOED, MASS. 179 

1155* Maria Williams,^ b. Jan. 28, 1831. 

1156* Fbances Caroline,^ b. Feb. 28, 1833. 

1157 Charles O.,^ d. without issue. 

1158 Charles Tilton,^ d. -svithout issue. 

Benjamin was engaged in the insurance business. He was 
a remarkable man, far seeing and somewhat eccentric. His 
eccentricity rose to such a degree that his mind became 
somewhat unbalanced. He was considered one of the ablest 
statisticians in the country. Our present national banking law 
is nearly word for word as he designed it and advocated long 
before the civil war. He organized the first life insurance 
company in the country. The Pacific railroad schemes were 
originated by him before they were dreamed of by others. 
For more than fifty years he advocated the Darien ship-ca- 
nal. A writer said of him : " He was called insane, but he 
knew more than any sane man he had ever met, particularly 
on the subject of banking and insurance." 

546. William Savary," son of 265 Samuel' and Betsey 
[Savary] Balch, was born at Portsmouth, N. H., December 
15, 1799, and died at Groveland, January 22, 1871. He was 
married June 4, 1823, to Mary, daughter of Deacon Daniel 
and Sarah [Balch] Stickney, of East Bradford. She was his 
second cousin, and was born at East Bradford, June 22, 
1800, and died at Groveland, February 2, 1874. Their eleven 
children were born at East Bradford, now Groveland, Mass., 
in the old William Savory house. 

1159 Agnes E.,^ b. Sept. 6, 1824; d. unm., Jan. 4, 1874. She lived 
with her father at Groveland, where she died. 

1160* William Heman,^ b. Aug. 17, 1826; d. Sept. 19, 1886. 

1161 Sarah S.,* b. July 7, 1828; d. Sept. 27, 1830. 

illl !.l^rs?/h->-.^-Oct.3, 1830;d.y. 

1164* Daniel Stickney,^ b. Dec. 11, 1831. 

1165 George Hknrt,^ b. Feb. 16, 1838. Is a deaf mute, and lives 

on the old homestead in Groveland. 

1166 Sarah Helen,^ b. July 20, 1835; unm., lives with George 

Henry. 
1167* John Kibby Pbrry,^ b. Feb. 17, 1837. 
1168 Edward Payson,^ b. July 18, 1840; was a deaf mute, and was 

drowned in a tan vat in his father's yard. 



180 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

1169 Louis,' b. June 19, 1843; d. unm., Oct. 10, 1880; was a farmer, 
and lived upon the old homestead in Groveland. 

William Savary resided at Groveland [East Bradford] 
upon the estate of his maternal grandfather William Savo- 
ry. He was a member of the State Legislature for several 
terms, and filled many public offices of the town and parish. 
His business was that of a tanner and dealer in boots and 
shoes. He was generally called captain. 

548. Mary Elizabeth," daughter of 265 Samuel^ and 
Hannah [Widden] Balch, was born at Portsmouth, N. H., 
June 1, 1804, and died at Woburn, Mass., December 12, 1851. 
She married first, June 27, 1822, Charles, son of Samuel and 
Ann [Andrews] Wyman, of Woburn. Their six children 
were all born at Woburn. 

Chaeles Henry, b. ; d. y. 

Fbancks, b. Feb. 19, 1825; m. Charles Thwing, a farmer at West 

Boxford, Mass. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1827; m. Sept. 8, 1853, Levi H. Rood 
of La Salle county. 111. He was born at Litchfield, Ct, Jan. 
15, 1803, and died at La Salle, III., June 17, 1875. 
Anna, b. June 15, 1829; m. Aug. 31, 1851, Claud B. King. He 

was born May 25, 1825. They had ten children. 
Charles and Charles Henry, twins, b. ; d. y. 
Mary Elizabeth'' married for her second husband, Moses 
Morrill, of Woburn. He was born at Canaan, Vt., April 15, 
1812, and died at Peabody, Mass., Jan. 3, 1857. By occupa- 
tion he was a tanner and cui-rier. The issue of this marriage 
was three children. 

Edwin, b. March 8, 1840; was killed at battle of Sabine Cross 

Roads, La., April 8, 1864. 
Julia, b. Feb. 20, 1842; m. Loren Augustus Perkins, of Prairie 

du Sac, Wis., March 18, 1860. They have three children. 
Martie, b. July 3, 18.50; is living with sister Julia in Wisconsin. 

549. Mehitable Melcher,^ daughter of 265 Samuel® 
and Hannah [Widden] Balch, was born at Portsmouth, N. 
H., August 10, 1806, and died at the same town, August 20, 
1873. She married about 1824, Samuel Gate, son of George 
and Mary [Cate] Hodgdon. He M^as a farmer. They resided 
at Portsmouth until after the birth of their three eldest chil- 



NATHANIEL, EUNICE, SAMUEL — PORTSMOUTH, N. H. 181 

dren, when they removed to Georgetown, Mass. where the 
other four were born. Then they returned to Portsmouth. 

George William, b. in 1820; ra. Ann Leach, of Kittery, Me. 

She d. at Groveland. They had ten children. 
Nathaniel Balch, b. ; d. at Oak Alia, HI., Dec. 14, 1857; 

m. Feb. 27, 1851, Lucindia Parley, daughter of Samuel and 
Letice [Sanborn] Verrill, of Minot, Me. She was born at 
Minot, Aug. 1, 1821. They resided at Oak Alia, Iroquois 
county. 111., and had two children, Nellie May, b. Dec. 31, 
18.56; Frank Edward, b. May 1, 1858; d. June 28, 1866. Na- 
thaniel's widow m. for her second husband 5.54 Samuel'. 
Alfred, b. ; m. Emily Libby. They resided at Valley 

Springs, Dakota. Three children. 
Harriet Lavina, b. ; d. in Canada; m. Charles Adams. 

Three children. 
Sarah, b. in 1838; d. at Portsmouth, June 14, 1860; m. first, 
John Neal, of Portsmouth; m. second, Charles Farrell, of 
Portsmouth. One child. 
Haelan Page, b. ; m. Miss Pickering, of Portsmouth. 

Two children. 
Henry, b. ; d. aged four years. 

550. Nathaniel," son of 265 Samuel® and Hannah 
[Widden] Balch, was born at Portsmouth, N. H., September 
9, 1808, and died in that town, June 3, 1876. He was mar- 
ried April 8, 1835, to Elizabeth M., daughter of Mihil Tucker, 
of Portsmouth. She was born at Portsmouth, May 9, 1812. 
Their four children were all born at Portsmouth. 
1170 William Wallace,^ b. March 30, 1839; d. July 21, 1858, at 

sea, on a voyage from New Orleans to Liverpool, Eng. 
1171* Edward H.,8 b. Dec. 24, 1840. 

1172 George T.,8 b. Feb. 20, 1846; d. unm. March 1, 1869. 
1173* Martha Ellen,* b. March 30, 1851. 
552. Eunice Jane," daughter of 265 SamueP and Abi- 
gail [Bartlett] Balch, was born at Portsmouth, N.H., August 
23, 1822, and died at Cohasset, Mass., September 12, 1860. 
She married Squire L., son of Jonathan and Martha [Bart- 
lett] Gove, of Deering, N. H. They had one son, George 
Gove, b. Aug. 19, 1857 ; d. Feb. 23, 1858. 

554. Samuel," son of 265 Samuel® and Abigail [Bartlett] 
Balch, was born at Portsmouth, N. H., September 28, 1825 ; 
died December 4, 1893, and was buried on the 7th, at 



182 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

Groveland. He was a carpenter, and lived at Groveland, 
Mass. Deacon Balcli was one of the best of men, upright, 
honorable, and sympathetic. He was quiet and unassuming, 
but firm as a rock for the right. To him conviction was duty, 
and he never faltered in doing what his hands found to do. 
He was a member of the Congregational Church, and for 
many years was one of its most respected deacons. He was 
married first, October 13, 1855, to Miss Hannah Holton, 
daughter of Thomas and Deborah [Perley] Savary, of East 
Bradford. She was born March 26, 1825, and died at Grove- 
land, November 24, 1860. No children. 

Samuel married second, September 24, 1861, Lucindia Per- 
ley, widow of Nathaniel Balch Hodgdon, liis nephew. No 
children. 



Eighth Generation. 



FIRST BRANCH. 

Descendants of 5 Samuel.' 

555. Joseph,* son of 277 SamueF and Mercy [Atwood] 
Balch, was born in tlie town of Shoreham, Vt., and died at 
Frankfort, N. Y., about 1828. He married Miss Betsey 
Shrove by whom he had three sons, all of whom were born 
at Frankfort, N. Y. 

1 174* Christopheh S.,8 b. Aug. 10, 1821 ; d. Oct. 22, 1861. 
1175* John Hbnby.^ b. Apr. 26, 1825; d. May 30, 1869. 
H76* Ebknezeb Atwood,^ b. Mar. 26, 1827; d. Jan. 16, 1892. 

556. John,* son of 277 SamueF and Mercy [Atwood] 
Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., October 29, 1798, and died at 
Frankfort, N. Y., August 4, 1847. He was married January 
1, 1825, to Margaret, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Had- 
cock. She was born at Deerfield, N. Y., December 15, 1806, 
and died at Utica, N. Y., May 18, 1887. John was a farmer 
and lived in the town of Frankfort. His nine children were 
born in that town. 

1177 Calista A.,» b. Jan. 13, 1826; d. Oct. 17, 1882. 

1178* Joseph,^ b. Dec. 3, 1828. 

1179* Andrew J.,^ b. Feb. 17, 1831; d. Dec. 30, 1889. 

1180 William W.,s b. July 21, 1833; d. May 24, 1887. 

1181 Amelia S.,« b. Nov. 18, 1835; d. Mar. 26, 1890. 
1182* Marcus D.,^ b. Aug. 5, 1838. 

1183 Esther Mieanda,^ b. Apr. 1, 1840; d. Feb. 1, 1859. 
1184* KosELLE,^ b. Mar. 3, 1844. 
1185 Eugknie,s b. Feb. 13, 1847. 

557. Delia,* daughter of 277 Samuel" and Mercy [At- 
wood] Balch, was born in 1800, and died at Utica, N. Y. 

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184 EIGHTH GEIfEEATION. 

She married Joseph Tame and had three sons and four 
daughters. 

558. Ebenezer,^ son of 277 Samuel' and Mercy [At- 
wood] Balch was born about 1802 and died about 1868. He 
married, but had no children. 

559. Adaline,^ daughter of 277 Samuel" and Mercy [At- 
wood] Balch, was born April 15, 1804. She married a 
Mr. Houghton, and had sons and daughters, some of whom 
lived in Kenosha, Wis. 

560. Olive,^ daughter of 277 Samuel" and Mercy [At- 
wood] Balch, was born March 2, 1806, and died about 1876. 
She married Joseph Brown, her sister Abigail's widower. 
No issue. 

561. Abigail,* daughter of 277 Samuel" and Mercy [At- 
wood] Balch, was born at Guilford, Vermont, January 4, 
1791, and died January 8, 1853. She married, March 13, 
1815, Joseph Brown, and had several childi-en, one of whom, 
Mercy, married a Mr. Smith, and lived at Rodman, Jefferson 
Co., N. Y. 

562. Mercy ,8 daughter of 277 Samuel' and Mercy [At 
wood] Balch, was born March 2, 1812. She married twice 
but had no children. Her last husband was a Mr. Johnson. 
She was living in Somers, Wis., in 1891. 

564. Oliarlotte.s daugliter of 278 Josiah^ and Sarah 
[Kimball] Balch, was born December 27, 1798. The date of 
her death is not known. She married James Greely. They 
lived at Lyndon, Vt., and had two children. James, m., lived 
at West Dedham, Mass., where he died leaving a widow and 
four children. Charlotte, m. George Bennett. They live at 
St. Johnsbury Center, Vt. 

566. Sarah.s daughter of 278 Josiah" and Mercy [Sterns] 
Balch, was born March 11, 1808, and died November 23, 
1834. She married Erastus Graves and lived at Lyndonville, 
Vt. Graves was born February 8, 1808, and died August 4, 
1888. They had two daughters, both living unmarried at 



PHILANDER, NATHANIEL A. — ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. 185 

Lyndonville, Vt. Susan M. Graves, b. Dec. 24, 1832 ; Rosaline 
Graves, b. Jan. 1, 1834. 

567. Philander/ son of 278 Josiah' and Mercy [Sterns] 
Balch was born at St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 21, 1812, and died 
May 30, 1885. He was married September 24, 1838, to Jane 
A. Robinson, and had five children. They lived at Charles- 
town, Vt. 

1186 MABiuM.'b. 

1187 MAETHA,9b. 

1188 Frkdekick,^ b. 

1189 MEBCT,3b. ; d. 
1190* EMMAM.,»b. 

569. Leonard,^ son of 278 Josiah' and Mercy [Sterns] 
Balch, was born December 3, 1816, and died at Baton Rouge, 
La. He enlisted in the 8th Vermont Infantry Volunteers, 
and died while in the service. He married Betsey, daughter 
of Samuel and Phebe Smith. She was born at Lyndon, Vt., 
December 22, 1816 ; and died May 3, 1893. To them were 
born four childi'en at Lyndon, Vt. 

1191 Chables N.," b. Mar. 5, 1844; d. May 31, 1865. 

1192 Adeline,^ b. Nov. 24, 1847. 
1 193* RoMANzo," b. June 14, 1852. 

1194 William," b. Mar. 19, 1860; d. Mar. 9, 1872. 

570. Mary Wilson.^ daughter of 281 Nathaniel' and 
Sally [Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., August 31, 
1806, and died December 15, 1875. She was married to Jon- 
athan Towne of Rockingham, Vt., February 25, 1835, the cer- 
emony was performed by Chester W. Levings, a minister of 
the gospel. 

571. Nathaniel Aldrich,^ son of 281 Nathaniel" and 
Sally [Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt. , January 22, 
1808, and died at Kalamazoo, Feb. 1, 1894. Hon. Nathaniel 
A. Balch was endowed with a wonderful memory. When 
17 he began life as a teacher. He graduated from Middle- 
bury College with high honors in 1835. He was principal of 
Bennington Academy for two years, and during his spare time 
read law in the ofiSce of Gov. John S. Robinson. In 1837, he 



l»b EIGHTH GENERATION. 

moved to Kalamazoo, Mich., and became principal of the Huron 
Institute, now known as the Baptist College. He was admitted 
to the bar of the state of Michigan in 1840, and in 1842 was 
elected prosecuting attorney for Kalamazoo Co., and the same 
year was appointed by the circuit Judge to the same office 
in Barry Co. He filled the office of president of the Kala- 
mazoo Bar Association with credit and honor for more than 
thirt}^ years. He was licensed to practice before the Supreme 
Court of the United States. In 1847 he was elected to the 
State Senate for two years, where he exhibited great diligence 
and caution. He was postmaster under Buchanan's adminis- 
tration for four years. He was engaged in over twenty mur- 
der trials some of which had national notoriety. Eminently 
patriotic he has contributed to public and philanthropic enter- 
prises liberally. He was a professed Christian in the Presby- 
terian church, a devout Bible student, an instructive Sabbath 
School teacher, and an earnest friend of the temperance cause 
and every other moral reform. He married first, Sarah M., 
daughter of Rev. Walter and Hannah [Mosher] Chapin. She 
was born at Woodstock, Vt., May 14, 1817, and died at Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., April 12, 1848. She was an accomplished lady 
and a profound scholar. Nathaniel A. and Sarah M. had three 
children all born at Kalamazoo. 

1195'» H. Anna,' b. July 12, 1840. 

1196« Walteb 0.,» b. Apr. 9, 1843; d. Dec. 22, 1876. 

1197 S. Eliza,» b. Oct. 12, 1845; d. Nov. 2, 1848. 

In 1849, Nathaniel A. married his second wife, Miss Eliza- 
beth E. daughter of Samuel and Eliza [Boyd] Dungan, o£ 
Philadelphia, Pa. She was born at Philadelphia in 1825, and 
died at Kalamazoo, January 8, 1880. She was a highly 
accomplished lady, knew the French and Spanish languages, 
was a remarkable conversationalist, a fine student of his- 
tory, and possessed an extensive knowledge of great men, 
both living and dead. They had two children. 

1198 William Sidney," b. Aug. 22, 1850; d. Oct. 15, 1850. 

1199 Gebtkude E.,» b. June 11, 1852; d. June 25, 18(51. 



SARAH CHAMBEKLAIN, DREXA WEBB, — ATHENS, VT. 187 

The home of Nathaniel A. Balch was proverbial for the 
hospitality there extended. His mind was remarkably active 
nearly to the last. 

572. Sarah Ohamberlain.s daughter of 281 NathanieF 
and Sally [Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., January 
15, 1810, and died at the same town November 26,1841. She 
was married to the Rev. Hubbard Eastman, a Methodist min- 
ister, March 16, 1836. He was a son of John and Elizabeth 
Eastman, and was born at Grafton, Vt., January 22, 1809. 
They had but one child. Sarah L. Eastman, b. at Athens, 
April 9, 1838. She married first Edward, son of William and 
Hannah Gorton, May 23, 1862. He was born in the state of 
N.Y.Aug. 4,1832, and died at Pepin, Wis., April 12, 1874. 
They had four children. Lottie E., b. July 20, 1866, at Kala- 
mazoo, Mich. ; HughH., b. May 14, 1870, at Pepin, Wis., d. 
Aug. 16, 1870 ; David E., b. June 10, 1871, at Pepin, Wis. ; 
Nellie A., b. May 25, 1874, at Pepin, Wis. 

The widow Gorton married for her second husband, Oliver 
P. Carruth, January 31, 1880. He was born Sept. 8, 1828, at 
Lorraine, N. Y. No issue. 

573. Drexa Webb.^ daughter of 281 NathanieF and Sally 
[Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., December 25, 1811, 
and died at St. Charles, Ills., June 18, 1887. She was buried 
in the North Cemetery at St. Charles. On April 13, 1837, she 
was married to Charles Haile, son of Amos and Nancy [Skin- 
ner] Haile. He was born at Acton, Vt., November 26, 1808. 
Haile was a farmer, and they lived at Brookline, Vt., until after 
the birth of their three eldest children, when they removed to 
St. Charles, Ills., where they had two more children. Charles 
Walter, b. May 13, 1838, d. Nov. 21, 1844 ; James Omar, b. 
Nov. 20,1839, d. March 26, 1863, at Vicksburg, Miss. A soldier 
in the Union arm}', and one of Gen. Steele's body guard. 
Nathaniel Amos, b. March 8, 1842. A member of the 27th Ills. 
Vols, served through the war, now living at Maple Park, Ills. 
Occupation a miller. Sarah D., b. June 19,1845, d. Oct. 9,1883, 
m. a Mr. Daly. Harriet L., b. Sept. 29, 1847, m. a Mr, Wright. 

This famil}' are Baptists, and Republicans in politics. 



188 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

574. Samuel Raymond,* son of 281 Nathaniel' and 
Sally [Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., March 22, 
1814, and died at El Dorado, Kansas, Aug. 2, 1890. He was 
married May 12, 1853, at Kalamazoo, Mich., to Elizabeth 
Kendell, daughter of Albert and Betsey [Kendell] Woods- 
She was born at Windsor, Vt., April 6, 1826, and died at 
Kalamazoo, Nov. 29, 1866. Their seven children were all 
born at Kalamazoo. 

1200* Herbert Mei.vili.e,^ b. July 13, 1854. 

1201 Sarah Elva,' b. Oct. 20, 1856; d. July 21, 1857. 

1202* Elmer Adelbert,^ b. Sept. 25, 1857. 

1203* Laura Alice,' b. Sept. 15, 1859. 

1204 Albert Sidney,'' b. Apr. 24, 1862. 

1205* William Arthitb," b. Aug. 28, 1864. 

1206 Uriel Kendell,' b. Oct. 17, 1866. 

Samuel R. was a farmer and lived for many years at Kala- 
mazoo, he then removed to El Dorado, Kansas. He was mar- 
ried a second time at Michowaka, Mich., to Mrs. Sarah B. 
Fiuley, no issue. 

575. Lovina Cummins,* daughter of 281 Nathaniel" 
and Sally [Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., Decem- 
ber 30, 1815, and died September, 1895. She married 
Samuel C. Easau of Springfield, Mass., :March 27, 1842. 
They had two daughters, Mary Lovina, b. Oct., 1844, d. at 
Kalamazoo, Mich., aged 17 years ; and Alice. Soon after 
their marriage they moved to St. Chai-les, Ills., where their 
two daughters were born. They afterwards moved to Sher- 
men, Texas. 

576. Royal Tyler,* son of 281 Nathaniel" and Sally 
[Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., December 17, 
1817, and died at Oshtemo, Mich., September 12, 1884. On 
July 4, 1844, he was married to Miss Ruthaua Grimes, 
daughter of Micah and Abigail [Woolly] Davis, at Athens, 
Vt., where she was born, October 26, 1826. She died at 
Oshtemo, Mich., September 28, 1889. They had seven 
children. 

1207* Jane Maria,' b. Sept. 18, 1845. 
1208 KuTHANA Augusta,' b. Sept. 12, 1847. 



SYBIL MATNAED BALCH, — ATHENS, VT. 189 

1209* Sarah Lokinda,' b. Nov. 29, 1849. 

1210» Abbt Adella,9 b. July 16, 1862. 

1211* Kotal Curtis,^ b. Apr. 26, 1856. 

1212* Emma Mat,^ b. Aug. 21, 1858. 

1213* Ernest Alanson,^ b. June 23, 1867. 

Royal Tyler was born upon the farm purchased by his 
grandfather. He possessed a mild disposition, but was 
firm in his convictions of right, and labored to improve the 
neighborhood in which he lived. He never used intoxicants 
or tobacco. He taught several terms of school successfully. 
In 1860 he joined the M. E. church at Oshtemo, contin- 
ued a faithful member of the same until his death, and for 
many years he served as steward and trustee. He also was 
Sunday-school superintendent and class leader. As a neigh- 
bor he was loved and respected by all, as a husband loving 
and true, as a father he was kind and indulgent, no pains 
were spared nor labor unexpended if his family could be 
benefited thereby. He gave all his children the privilege of 
a liberal education, often saying, " An education is something 
that no one can take from you." He moved to Michigan in 
1850, and purchased a farm near Kalamazoo, in which vicinity 
he lived until his death. 

577. Sybil Maynard,^ daughter of 281 NathanieF and 
Sally [Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., November 
22, 1819, died March 31, 1891, at St. Charles, 111. She was 
married January 20, 1846, to Harlow, son of Gustavus A. and 
Pamela [McArthur] Hooker. He was born at St. Andrews, 
Prov. of Quebec, April 11, 1818. His mother, Pamela Mc- 
Arthur, was the daughter of Peter McArthur, a brother of 
Charles McArthur, father of Mrs. Mary Balch, wife of 309 
Alvah Burchard Balch. Hooker follows the occupation of 
farming, and both he and his wife were members of the M. E. 
church. Their children were born in St. Charles. Adelbert 
Harlow, b. Oct. 4, 1847, d. Apr. 10, 1892. Adolphus Nathan- 
iel, b. Feb. 22, 1849. Ceton Icilious, b. May 7, 1858. Em- 
marilla Augusta, b. Nov. 23, 1854. Lydia Annette, b. Aug. 
21, 1857. 



190 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

578. Amaziah Robinson .^ son of 281 Nathaniel" and 
Sally [Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., December 
18, 1821, and died at Wayland, Mich., May 29, 1872. He 
was married first in 1846, to Abby, daughter of Micah and 
Abigail [Woolley] Davis, of Athens, Vt. She died June 7, 
1851, leaving one son. 

1214* Dorr Micah,5i b. Jan. 11, 1848, at Athens, Vt. 

In 1861 Amaziah married his second wife, Miss Mary 
Williams, formerly of Canada. The issue of this marriage 
was five children. 

1215 Edgar Douglass.^ b. ; d. y. 

1216 Cora Bella,'' b. 

1217* Nathaniel Amaziah, » b. Feb. 18, 1866. 

1218 James Bied,^ b. 

1219* Maky Elizabeth," b. Jan. 9, 1872. 

579. Arad Ohickering,^ son of 281 Nathaniel" and Sally 
[Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., November 30,. 
1823. He was married April 20, 1853, to Elizabeth 0., 
daughter of Daniel and Hannah [Pool] Emerson. She was 
born February 18, 1829, at Plainfield, N. H. To them have . 
been born nine children. 

1220* Emerson B.,^ b. Mar. 26, 1854. 

1221* Frank C.,« b. Oct. 4, 1855. 

1222 Sallie 0.,o b. Oct. 12, 185T; d. Jan. 4, 1861. 

1223 Daniel W.," b. Oct. 17, 1859; d. Jan. 3, 1861. 

1224 Lucy J.,' b. July 18, 1861; d. Feb. 6, 1864. 

1225 Grace E.,^ b. June 11, 1865; d. Dec. 3, 1871. 

1226 Guy F.,' b. Oct. 31, 1866; d. Dec. 1, 1871. 
1227* Glenn E.," b. May 11, 1869. 

1228* Ralph,'' b. July 31, 1873. 

Arad C. was postmaster at Dowagiac, Cass Co., Mich, for 
the two years of 1848-9, he has been Marshal, and for several 
years justice of the peace for Kalamazoo Co. He served in 
the Civil War as Captain of Co. "G" Thirteenth Regt. 
Mich. Vols. He was commissioned October 3, 1861, and 
resigned January 20, 1863. He was in command of his 
company at the battles of Shiloh, Stevenson, Perryville and 
Stone-River. 



CONFUCIUS I., COBEN, — KALAMAZOO, IKVING, MICH. 191 

Arad C. is now engaged in farming, apiculture, and stock- 
raising at Kalamazoo. 

580. Confucius Icilious,^ son of 281 NathanieF and 
Sally [Bennett] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., March 26, 
1826. On April 10, 1852, he was married to Caroline A., 
daughter of Daniel and Emily [Loomis] Ryther. She was 
born at Canton, N. Y., March 28, 1833. Their five eldest 
children were born at St. Charles, Ills., the two youngest at 
Kalamazoo. 

1229* Emily A.,' b. Mar. 1, 1855. 

1230 Sarah A.,^ b. Aug. 20, 1856; d. Nov. 21, 1859. 

1231* Claba 0.,» b. Mar. 27, 1858. 

1232* Herbert B.,^ b. Dec. 1, 1860. 

1233* George K.^ b. June 20, 1862. 

1234* Louis N.,' b. Apr. 28, 186.5. 

1235 Charles N.,' b. April 6, 1867; unra. a book-keeper at Chicago. 
Confucius I. is a builder by trade, but is now engaged in 

farming and livery at Kalamazoo. He raises fine horses on liis 
farm. 

583. Ooben.s son of 283 Cohen'' and Patty [Patch] Balch, 
was born at Guilford, Vt., May 2, 1807, and died at Grand 
Rapids, Mich., February 2, 1863. He was a farmer and lived 
at Irving, Mich. In February, 1832, he married Amanda E., 
daughter of Jonathan and Polly Houghton. She was born 
November 1, 1811, and died November 8, 1863. They had 
eight children. 

1236 CoBEN,9 b. Sept. 17, 1832; d. Sept. 19, 1832. 
1237* Martha P.,' b. Feb. 10, 1834. 

1238* Mary E.,^ b. Nov. 7, 1837. 

1239* Sarah A.,« b. Mar. 29, 1840; d. Sept. SO, 1869. 

1240 Herman P.,' b. Nov. 3, 1842; d. y. 

1241 Waitstkllb B.," b. Oct. 24, 1845; d. y. 

1242 JoHN,»b. May 18, 1848; d. y. 

1243 Eugene H.,« b. March 8, 1850; d. Feb. 25, 1852. 

Coben was an extensive dealer in cattle, and often went to 
Grand Rapids on business. On the first day of February, 1863, 
he stopped at a hotel in that town for dinner, it was not a house 
at which he had ever stopped before, the beef put upon the 



192 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

table was exceedingly tough, and he remarked that it was some 
of an old steer he used to have in his breaking team. The 
landlord hearing the remark was infuriated, and coming to 
Cohen's back attacked him, and before Cohen could help him- 
self had him upon the floor, and was jumping upon him. The 
man was taken off, and Cohen was removed to another hotel. 
Inflammation set in and on the following day he died. The 
landlord was tried and sentenced to prison for life. Coben was 
a strong man and well able to have protected himself had he 
had a chance. 

584. Barnabas Dodge,^ son of 283 Coben' and Patty 
[Patch] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., May 9, 1809, and died 
November 30, 1872. He was married first to Phebe Brown of 
Barton, Vt., she died at Kalamazoo, Mich. She was of Quaker 
descent from Providence, R. I. No issue. 

He married a second time November 7, 1847, Miss Adeline 
Ketchum. She was born at Buffalo, N. Y., January 1, 1823. 
They had thi-ee children, now living at Kalamazoo. 

1244 Phebe Eliza,' b. Dec. 3, 1848. 

1245* Mabia E.,3b. Feb. 1, 1851. 

1246 Henry Dodge,' b. Dec. 3, 1856. 

588. Sarah Marion.s daughter of 283 Coben^ and Patty 
[Patch] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., March 26, 1817, and 
died at Kalamazoo, July 8, 1891. She married Henry Bishop 
and had four children, three of them died in infancy. Lucius 
Bishop, b. April 2, 1818, m. and has two children, Charles 
and Henry. 

590. Luther Ohiokering.s son of 283 Coben" and Patty 
[Patch] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., February 1, 1826, 
and died May 7, 1883. He was married to Sarah A. Pointer, 
who was born September 12, 1828, and is now living at Kala- 
mazoo. The issue of this marriage was two children. 

1247* Floeenck Gertrude,' b. Nov. 28, 3851. 

1248* Charles L.,» b. Jan. 14, 1855. 

592. Frederick,^ only son of 285 Samuel" and Eunice 
[Moses] Balch, was born at Salem, Mass., September 8, 



FKEDERICK BALCH, — WEST SOMERVILLE, BOSTON, MASS. 193 

1817, and died March 15, 1896. He had a beautiful home at 
West Somerville, and was a carpenter, doing business at Bos- 
ton. He was a prohibitionist in politics, and an earnest 
Christian. In 1845, he was married to Hannah J., daughter 
of Cushman and Tabitha Perry, who was born at Charlestown, 
Mass., Nov. 8, 1817. They had five children born in Boston. 

1249* James F.,^ b. Nov. 12, 1847; d. June 14, 1889. 

1250* Ltdia A.," b. Jan. 6, 1849. 

1251* Hannah M.,9 b. Feb. 21, 1850; d. Feb. 22, 1891. 

1252 Joseph,^ b. June 20, 1852; d. Mar. 13, 1854. 

1253 JosKPH,sb. Aug. 24, 1859; unm. 

593. Matilda,^ daughter of 285 SamueF and Eunice 
[Morse] Balch, was born at Salem, Mass., about 1820, and 
died at Boston, April 19, 1875. She was married April 30, 
1840, to Joseph Lyon, of Hubbardston, Mass. He died in 
November, 1869. They had six children. 

Caeoline M., b. Feb. 2, 1841, at Boston; m. Jan. 31, 1867, Albert 
Hall of Marsbfield, Mass., a son of Luke and Elsie Hall. He 
was b. Deo. 31, 1839; issue one son, Albert Percival, b. at 
Chicago, Ills., Feb. 15, 1870. 

Lucy A., b. Nov. 6, 1843, at Boston; m. H. Floyd Faulkner, Nov. 
27, 1867; be was born in Maine, and d. Sept. 25, 1875. They 
had four children, William Floyd, b. Nov. 10, 1868; Eunice 
Florence, b. Apr. 11, 1873; Bollis Moore, b. Sept. 10, 1874; d. 
Sept. 23, 1875; Helena Kent, h. Feb. 11, 1876; d. Aug. 20, 1876. 

Joseph, b. Feb. 17, 1845; m. Sept. 3, 1872, Miss Hattie S., dau. of 
Edward and Mary Parmenter, of Boston; she was b. Sept. 4, 
1850; they had six children, Joseph Willis, b. Sept. 18, 1873; 
Herbert Edward, b. Nov. 17, 1875; Fred Oscar Oray, b. Mar. 
20, 1878; Hattie Alice, b. Nov. 15, 1881; Lester Packard, b. 
Aug. 29, 1884; Walter Mitchell, b. Oct. 21, 1890. 

Asa, b. March 31, 18.50; m. in Dec, 1880, to Alice Brown, who 
was b. in Maine, June 15, 1859; no issue. 

Eunice Makia, b. Feb. 9, 18-53; m. Charles K., son of Jeremiah 
and LucindaEobinson; he was born at Exeter, N. H., Oct. 21, 
1844; they had two children, Albert J., b. Nov. 1, 1876; d. 
Aug. 15, 1877; Harold B., b. June 8, 1882, at Cambridge, 
Mass. 

Frederick Balch, b. Apr. 12, 1861 ; d. unm. Mar. 4, 1887. 

594. Almira.s eldest daughter of 286 Joseph^ and Eliza 
[Legro] Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., December 19, 
1811, and died at the same town, December 22, 1879. She 
was buried at Lancaster. 



194 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

On January 1, 1840, she -vras married to James N., son of 
Hezekiah and Abigail [Carr] Cloudman. He was born at 
Rocliester, N. H., December 10, 1811. Tliej had four chil- 
dren : Mary E. and IMartha J., twins, b. Mar. 18, 1841 ; 
Pircis A., b. Mar. 26, 1843 ; Joseph B., b. Nov. 30, 1845. 

596. Amos,^ son of 286 Joseph" and Eliza [Legro] 
Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., November 1, 1815. He 
always lived at Lancaster, and died there July 5, 1884. He 
was married, November 30, 1841, to Esther A., daughter of 
Luke and Sarah Woodward. She was born at Minot, Me., 
March 7, 1818, and died at Lancaster, January 2, 1880. Amos 
was a farmer. Their four children were born at Lancaster. 

1254* Adeline R.,' b. Aug. 30, 1842. 

1255* Luke W.," b. Dec. 23, 1846. 

1256 Hbnbt H.,' b. Apr. 22, 1855; d. Feb. 11, 1857. 

1257* EvaA.,9 b. Jan. 3, 1858; d. Apr. 9, 1885. 

597. Samuel B.,« son of 286 Joseph' and Eliza [Legro] 
Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., July 11, 1817, and died 
at Hollister, California, July 22, 1890. He was married 
August 13, 1839, to Mary A. Holmes. She was born at 
Jefferson, N. Y., January 20, 1814. She was a daughter of 
Nathaniel and IMary Holmes. Their children were born at 
Lancaster and Colebrook, New Hampshire. 

1258* EMMELixE,'>b. Oct. 22, 1841; m. M. C. Series. 

1259 EDGAR,»b. Nov. 3, 1845; d. Mar. 12, 1866; in the war three years. 

1260 Jane," b. June 15, 1847; m. Alfred Kurd. 
1261* Hakvey,' b. Dec. 24, 1848. 

1262* Adelaide,^ b. Feb. 17, 1852; d. Oct. 21, 1894; m. F. E. Bilden. 

600. Joseph H.,^ son of 286 Joseph' and Eliza [Legro] 
Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., March 7, 1822, and died 
at New Iberia, Louisiana, December 2, 1869. He was mar- 
ried March 7, 1850, to U. S. Riles, a daughter of Joseph and 
Celest [Dupny] Riles. She was born at Plaquemine, Louisi- 
ana, March 6, 1830, and died in the same town, December 12, 
1861. They had six children, all born at Plaquemine. 

1263* Sabah Arams," b. Dec. 16, 1850. 

1264 Fkank Piekce.o b. July 3, 1852; d. Oct. 17, 1864. 



FEEDEKICK B., CHARLES W. BALCH, — LANCASTER, N. H. 195 

1265* Eliza C.,^ b. Sept. 16, 1854. 

1266* Joseph Thomas," b. June 7, 1856. 

1267 Lauka C.,9 b. Mar. 19, 1858; d. Apr. 8, 1860. 

1268 M. HuBBAED,9 b. Dec. 27, 1859; d. June 1, 1S63. 

On the 3rd day of July, 1862, Joseph H. married his second 
wife, the widow C. Olivia Marr, of Plaquemine, by her he had 
no issue. She was living at New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1888. 

Joseph H. Balch studied law in the ofBce of Gov. Williams 
at Lancaster, New Hampshire. About 1845 he went to 
Louisiana, and settled at Plaquemine. In 1864 he was a 
member of the State Legislature at New Orleans. In 1868 
he removed to New Iberia, where he continued to reside till 
his death. Joseph H. Balch was one of the most prominent 
men in the community in which he lived, and was respected 
and beloved on account of his superior talents and amiable 
qualities. He died of pernicious malarial fever, leaving a 
widow and three children, upon whom the love and venera- 
tion of the community was most bountifully bestowed. 

601. Frederick B.,^ son of 286 Joseph' and Elizabeth 
[Legro] Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., February 16, 
1825. On March 4, 1848, he married Thankful, daughter of 
John and Sarah Vincent, by Avhom he had one son, born at 
Manchester, at which place Frederick B. is now living. 

1269 Charles," b. Nov. 4, 1850; d. August 8, 1851. 

603. Charles W..^ son of 286 Joseph^ and Elizabeth 
[Legro] Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., February 6, 
1829, and died December 9, 1888. He was a moulder. He 
married first Olive, daughter of Hiram and Belinda Higgins. 
She was born and died at West Boudoin, Me. They had two 
children, both born at West Boudoin, Me. 

1270* Emma E.,9 b. July 13, 1855; d. June 2, 1880. 

1271* Charles H.," b. June 21, 1856; d. May 18, 1889. 
Charles W. was married again, April 20, 1864, to Isabel M., 
daughter of William and Isabel M. [Morison] Gillfilan. 
She was born at Rygate, Vt., November 21, 1834 ; they have 
one daughter born at St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

1272 DaisibE.,9 b. Sept. 23, 1868. 



196 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

604. Eliza Ann,^ daughter of 286 Joseph' and Elizabeth 
[Legio] Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., Feb. 2^, 1832. 
She was married April 7, 18-51, to James P., son of Stephen 
and Isabel [Perkins] Hayes of Guildhall, Vt. They live at 
Northumberland, N. H., and all their eight childi-en were 
born at that town except Henry H., who was born at Lancas- 
ter. Charles T., b. June 13, 1852; William, b. July 11, 
1853 ; Guy, b. Mar. 4, 1855 ; Henry H., b. Dec. 19, 1856 ; 
Nellie A., b. June 6, 1858, d. June 4, 1863; Isabel, b. Jan. 
22, 18G1 ; Frederick, b. Apl. 19, 1865 ; J. Melvin, b. April 9, 
1868. 

605. Elvira,^ daughter of 292 Frederick B.' and Harriet 
[Benedict] Baloh, was born at Alexander, N. Y., October 10, 
1817. She was married Feb. 13, 1840, to William Hopkins, 
son of James and Sally Jones, who was born June 7, 1812, 
and died at Alexander, August 7, 1844. They had one child 
born at Alexander, Hopkins Earl, b. July 20, 1841, d. April 
19, 1865. 

Elvira married a second time, December 28, 1854, to 
Austin Richmond. They live at Alexander, N. Y., and 
have no children. 

606. Emeline,s daughter of 292 Frederick B.^ and Har- 
riet [Benedict] Balch, was born at Alexander, N. Y., May 
10, 1819. She was married August 14, 1845, to Frederick 
Leason, who was born at Batavia, N. Y., January 12, 1821, and 
died at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., October 19, 1864. They had 
four children. Frederick Grove, b. Aug. 11, 1848, m. Dec. 
2, 1873 Mary Lois [Piatt] Aiken, lives at Hingham, Wis- 
consin ; Frank Eugene, b. April 7, 1850, unm., lives at Alvin, 
Texas ; Park Benjamin, b. Mar. 2, 1852, unm., physician, 
lives in Chicago ; Ida Emeroy, b. July 11, 1857, num., lives 
at Sheboj'gan Falls. 

608. Frederick A.,« son of 292 Frederick B.' and Har- 
riet [Benedict] Balch, was born at Batavia, N. Y., August 
21, 1S24, and is living at Neillsville, Wisconsin. He was 
married August 9, 1852 to Henrietta, daughter of William 



HENRY BRACE BALCH, — HARWINTON, CT. 197 

C. Caldwell. She was born at Greenville, N. Y., Jauimry 
22, 1836, and died Nov. 11, 1895. They have five children. 

1273 Leroy W.,3b. Mar. 22, 1854 ; d. Oct. 20, 1855. 

1274* LoREN A.j^b. Nov. 4, 1856. 

1275* Bella W.,' b. Sept. 14, 1859. 

1276 Lillian M.," b. May 30, 1866; d. May 13, 1877. 

1277* Feedbrick O.," b. May 3, 1869. 

612. Henry Brace,^ son of 298 .Jonathan^ and Minerva 
[Brace] Balch, was born at Harwinton, Ct., May 13, 1820. 
Ke was run over and killed on the railroad at Cadillac, Mich., 
March 19, 1886. He was married twice, first to Lucy Auro- 
ra Brace, October 13, 1851. She was born in Canada, and 
died at Meadville, Pa. They had one daughter born at Mead- 
ville. 

1278* Aurora Makia,^ b. Oct. 19, 1852; d. Jan. 6, 1877. 

Henry Brace married 'second, December 10, 1858, Julia 
Elvira, daughter of Dr. S. vS. Bates. She was born at Evens- 
burg, Crawford Co., Pa., Fe))ruaiy 27, 1834, and died June 17, 
1891, at Benzonia, Mich. Their three eldest were born at 
Meadville, Pa., the youngest at Benzonia, Mich. 

1279 Cecil Henry,' b. Sept. IG, 1859; d. Sept. 5, 1860. 

1280* Heebket Coerie,^ b. Jan. 27, 1861. 

1281* Ida Minerva," b. Mar. 26, 1S63. 

1282 Ealph Walkbe,9 b. Jan. 1, 1871; lives at Aneta, North Da- 
kota. 

Henry Brace Balch for a time attended the Western Re- 
serve College, at Hudson, Ohio, but did not graduate. After 
leaving college, he travelled for the Bible Society in Virginia, 
Illinois and Wisconsin. In 1849 he settled at Meadville 
Pa., and opened a bookstore. In 1863 he removed to Titus- 
ville. Pa., and travelled as agent for a Hartfoi-d publishing 
house until 1869 when he removed to Benzonia, Mich. In 
pushing his agency he was pleased to style himself " A Mich- 
igan Picket.'' Over this signature many readable articles 
appeared in several of the Michigan newspapers in the 
Grand Travers region, where his home was located. He was 
outspoken in his hatred of tobacco, alcohol, and all kinds of 
narcotics, and intoxicants. He and his wife were members 



198 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

of the Congregational cliurch. In politics he was a staunch 
Republican. 

613. Jonathan Belden,^ son of 298 Jonathan" and Min- 
erva [Brace] Balch, was born at Harwinton, Ct., October 26, 
1822, where he still lives, and his children were born. He is 
a carpenter, and is now in the carriage repairing and under- 
taking business. On January 1, 1844, he was married to 
Harriet N. Gibbs, of Montrose, Pa. She was born November 
16, 1819, and died December 30, 1852, without issue. 

Jonathan B. was married a second time January 24, 1855, 
to Charlotte Crosby, daughter of Isaac and Diana [Crosby] 
Warner, of Middleton, Ct. She was born September 2, 
1828, and died April 15, 1895. Her sister Maria, married 
the Hon. Chauncey Shaffer, who was an eminent New York 
lawyer. Jonathan B. and Charlotte C. had four children. 

1283* CuAKLEs Warnbr,9 b. Mar. 30, 1856. 

1284* George Humphrey.^ b. Aug. 28, 1858. 

1285* Walter Shaffer,^ b. Sept. 29, 1860. 

1286* Cakeib Makia,9 b. Oct. 22, 1862. 

614. James Shelton.^ son of 298 Jonathan? and Minerva 
[Brace] Balch, was born at Harwinton, Conn., April 21, 1825, 
and is now living in the same town, and in the same house in 
which his mother and himself were born. He never married, 
is a farmer, was a member of the state Legislature in 1883. 

620. Alida,8 daughter of 301 Justin" and Maria [Veder] 
Balch. She married a Mr. Putnam, a druggist in New York 
city. They moved to Galveston, Texas, and had one child. 
All three died of yellow fever in Galveston. 

621. Joseph,^ son of 304 Gustavus" and Mary Ann [Van 
Sickles] Balch, was born at Johnstown, N. Y., May 18, 1844. 
He is a farmer at Mayfield, N. Y. He married Elbertine 
Wilkins, of Mayfield, N. Y. She was born at Kingsbury, 
May 25, 1844. No issue. 

622. William Vistus/ son of 306 Vistus" and Margaret 
[Dockstader] Balch, was born December 17, 1849. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Young, of Johnstown, and is a phj-^sician and 




Albert V. Balch. 

(623) 



ALBERT VESTtrS BALCH, — WEYAUWEGA, WIS. 199 

fiui'geon at East Galoway, New York. He graduated from 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, in 
1871. He married Elizabeth Young of Johnstown, N. Y. 
They have four children. 

1287 Walter Anderson,'' b. Aug. 2, 1874. 

1288 Ethel M.,» b. Oct. 3, 1880. 

1289 Hazel Y.,^ b. Dec. 6, 1884. 

1290 Maejorie K.,» b. May 11, 1890. 

623. Albert Vestus,^ son of 309 Alvah Burchard" and 
Mary [Me Arthur] Balch, was born at Plattsburgh, N. Y., July 
21, 1828, and is now an insurance agent at Weyauwega, Wis. 
_,, . He was married December 1, 1853, at 

C^^ij^^^^ClCcy^ Malone, N. Y., to Sarah T., youngest 
z daughter of Rev. Dr. Ashabel and 
Fanny [Brush] Parmelee. The ceremony was performed by 
the bride's father. She was born at Malone, December 24, 
1826, and died at Weyauwega, December 9, 1887. They had 
three daughters all born at Weyauwega. 

1291* Mary Julia,^ b. Jan. 21, 1855. 

1292* Sabah Maria,' b. July 25, 1860. 

1293* Laura Bektha," b. Dec. 12, 1862. 

Albert Vestus is a man of remarkable and sterling qualities. 
He received his education at the common district school, at 
select schools at Schuyler Falls and Keesville, N. Y., and 
finished at the Plattsburgh Academy at the age of sixteen. 
He was an apt scholar, possessing a retentive memory, and was 
quite an athlete. He could clear over 13 feet at a standing 
jump with dumbbells. On leaving school he entered on a 
mercantile career in New York city, but a serious illness led 
him to give it up. When twenty years of age he was employed 
as a teacher of convicts at Clinton state prison, after which he 
was appointed a keeper. lu 1850 he located at Weyauwega, 
and was, in 1853, the first to make a purchase of land from the 
United States in the town, upon which he has lived continu- 
ously since that time. He there took a government contract 
of surveying, and through this work made himself thoroughly 
acquainted with the timber and mineral lauds of Northern 



200 EIGHTH GENEKATION. 

Wisconsin, and became largely engaged as a land agent. He 
has been largelj^ interested in the development of northern 
Wisconsin. He was postmaster from lb61 to 1867, was a 
member of the Legislature of Wisconsin in 1867, and has held 
some civil office almost continuouslj' either in county or town 
since 1852. Early in life he united with the First Presbj-te- 
rian church at Plattsburgh, N. Y., and was prominent in the 
organization of the Presbyterian church at Weyauwcga, of 
which he has been an elder since 1857. He has represented 
the Winnebago County Presbj-terj' three times in the (reneral 
Assembly. He united with the Freemasons, and has taken 
the Royal Arch degrees. In politics he is a staunch Republi- 
can. 

Albert V. was married again June 4, 1891, to Madeline, 
daughter of Maurice and Mary Ann [Dobler] Blind. She was 
born in Kiffis, Alsace Lorain, August 21, 1851. In the fall 
of 1875, she came to America. In 1881 she returned to 
Europe to perfect her German education at the University of 
Gottingen. Returning to America in two years, she entered 
the Millersbui-g Female College, at Millersburg, Kentucky, as 
a teacher of Modern Languages. 

624. Olarissa.s daughter 309 Alvah Burchard" and Mary 
[McArthur] Balch, was born at Plattsburgh, N. Y., February 
1, 1831, and died at Dayton, Wis., May 8, 1880. She was 
married to Lorin, son of Hiram Larkin, October 18, 1853. 
He was born at Beekmantown, N. Y., December 19, 1829. 
The ceremony was solemnized at her father's house in Platts- 
burgh. In the spring of 1854, they moved to Dayton, Wis., 
and Larkin followed the occupation of farming. He died sud- 
denly of heart disease at Wej-anwega, February 5, 1861. They 
were both members of the J\I. E. church. To them were born 
five children, all at Dayton. Alvah, b. Mar. 11, 1855 ; Hiram, 
b. Apr. 9, 1857, lives at Waukesha, Wis.; Mary L., b. Jan. 
26, 1859, m. Aug. 19, 1885, to Robert McFetridge, and resides 
at Oshkosh, Wis.; Arthur, b. Apr. 27, 1861, lives at Sur- 
rounded Hill, Ark. ; Albert, b. Apr. 9, 1868, lives at Wauke- 
sha, Wis. 




Galusha B. Balch, M. D. 



GALUSHA B. BALCH, — PLATTSBUKGH, YONKERS, N. Y. 201 

Clarissa was married a second time, February 12, 1867, to 
Hiram Lynch, of Dayton. He was born in Penn., April 5, 
1828, and by him she had four more children, all born at 
Dayton. Ernor, b. July 30, 1870, lives at Dayton, O. ; Hat- 
tie, b. Oct. 30, 1872, killed bj'- a falling tree in a wind storm 
Aug., 1888 ; Charles, b. Jan. 6, 1874, lives at Dayton, O. ; 
Frederick, b. Feb. 19, 1876, lives in Milwaukee, Wis. 

625. Galusha Burchard.s son of 309 Alvah Burchard^ 
and Mary [McArtlmr] Balch, was born February 6, 1839, at 
Plattsburgh, N. Y., and now lives at Yonkers, N. Y. October 
9, 1860, he was married to Harriet Cornelia, daughter of Tru- 
man Bishop and Mary Ann [Austin] Andrews, of Richmond, 
Mass., Rev. George F. Kettell, officiating. She was born at 
Addison, Stuben Co., N. Y., December 8, 1837. They had 
five children, the first born at Malone, the last at Yonkers 
and the others at Plattsburgh, N. Y. 

1294* Samuel Weed,« b. Jan. 18, 18G2. 

1295 Fbederick Andrews,^ b. Dec. 14, 1868; d. Aug. 2, 1809. 

1296* Harbiet Elizabeth," b. May 17, 1870. 

1297 Mary Louise,!' b. May 28, 1871; d. July 26, 1872. 

1298* Margaret Andrews," b. June 1, 1875. 
Galusha B. was born and reared upon the farm on which 
his grandfather located in 1800. He finished his schooling 
at the Plattsburgh Academy, and after teaching district 
schools for two seasons entered the Berkshire Medical College 
at Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Here he was under the tutilage 
of Dr. Harry Childs and his son. Dr. Timothy Childs. He 
then finished his medical education at the College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons of the Medical Department of Columbia 
College at New York City, and graduated in 1860. After 
graduating he practiced first at Saranac, and then at North 
Lawrence, New York. At the outbreak of the Civil War he 
passed the examination of the board of examiners for medical 
staff appointments in New York regiments, and was com- 
missioned assistant surgeon of the 98th New York Infantry, 
October 20, 1861. The regiment was at that time being 
recruited at Malone, N. Y. 



202 EIGHTH GENEBATION. 

In the spring of 1862 he went to the front with this regi- 
ment. It was assigned to the Army of the Potomac, and 
went to the Peninsula under General McClellan. Upon the 
taking of Yorktown he was detached from his regiment and 
assigned to duty in the general hospital there, and for a time 
was in charge of the steamer State of Maine, transporting sick 
to Baltimore. While thus engaged Dr. J. Simpson, the 
medical director at Baltimore, said in a letter to the Surgeon 
General that the condition in which the State of Maine 
arrived was highly creditable to Dr. Balch, that the sick were 
well cared for and that the sanitary condition of the vessel 
was in a much better state than that of the others that had 
lately arrived. 

Contracting typho-malarial fever at Yorktown, he lay sick 
in hospital for about six weeks. Having returned to his 
regiment early in August before he had fully recovered, the 
condition of his health led him to resign on Sept. 20, 1862. 
Returning north he located, as soon as his health would per- 
mit, at Sheffield, Massachusetts, and practiced his profession 
till December, 1863, when, feeling restored to health, he 
accepted a commission as Assistant Surgeon of the Second 
Regiment of Veteran Cavalry, New York Volunteers. With 
this regiment he went to the Department of the Gulf in 
February, 1864, and was the only surgeon with the regiment 
during the Red River campaign of that year, and with it in 
the battles of Alexandria, Grand Ecore, Camptee, Pleasant 
Hill, Cane River and Yellow Bayou. 

During the summer of 1864, and winter following, the 
regiment was stationed at Morganzia Bend on the Mississippi 
river, and was kept constantly scouting up and down both 
sides of the river between Baton Rouge and the mouth of 
the Red river, having frequent sanguinary skirmishes. The 
Doctor was almost always out with these scouting parties, and 
consequently was frequently exposed to the bullets of the 
enemy. 

In March, 1865, the regiment was sent to Pensecola, Fla., 



GALTJSHA B. BALCH, — PLATTSBTJKGH, YONKEES, N. I. 203 

and joined General Steel, who moved around into the rear of 
Mobile, Ala., to co-operate with General Canby in capturing 
that city. After the surrender of Fort Blakely the regiment 
moved out through the state of Alabama, and on April 11, 
fought the battle at Mt. Pleasant, one of the last of the war. 
After the surrender of all the opposing forces the regiment 
was sent to Talladega, Alabama, where it remained until 
it was mustered out on November 8, 1865. 

In the spring of 1866 the Doctor located at Plattsburgh, 
N. Y., and purchased a drug store. This was destroyed by 
the great fire of Plattsburgh, in 1868. In 1872 he moved to 
Yonkers, N. Y., where he is now practicing his profession. 
In 1876 he was appointed Health Officer for the city and 
organized the Health Department and made it one of the best 
in the state at that time. This office he held two years. 

In 1877 he was elected vice-president of the Westchester 
County Medical Society, and, in the year following, was chosen 
as its president and is still a member of that society. He 
was one of the organizers of the Yonkers Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and since its organization 
in 1881 has continued as its president at the unanimous 
desire of its directors. In 1867 he became a member of 
Clinton Lodge, 155, of F. and A. M., and has taken the Royal 
Arch and Council degrees. He served two years as thrice 
illustrious master of Nepperhan Council R. and S. M's, No. 
70. During the year 1883 he was Commander of Kitching 
Post, No. 60, G. A. R., and was Commander of John C. 
Fremont Post, No. 590, for seven years. The Doctor and 
Mrs. Balch are members of the First Presbyterian 
Church. His first ballot was cast for Abraham Lincoln, in 
1860, and he has voted the Republican ticket ever since. He 
was one of the organizers of the Yonkers Historical and 
Library Association and is its librarian. The work of com- 
piling this Genealogy was taken up by him in 1874, and has 
occupied his spare moments for twelve years. 

627. Betsey Selina,^ daughter of 312 Horatio James'' 



204 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

and Sopkronia [Allaird] Balch, was born in Canada East, 
November 21, 1830, and now resides at Olney, Illinois. She 
was married January 11, 1849, to Isaac, son of William Sut- 
terfield, a farmer who was born at Highland Co., Ohio, Janu- 
ary 1, 1826. They have had thirteen children, the eldest was 
born in Gibson Co., Ind., the others in Richland Co., 111. 
Amanda Bristoe, b. Oct. 26, 1849 ; Lucinda Bell, b. Feb. 3, 
1851 ; Sylvester, b. Sept. 16, 1852 ; Sophronia Walker, b. 
April 18, 1855 ; Mary Ann Kellogg, b. June 14, 1857 ; Wil- 
liam A., b. Jan. 11, 1859, a school teacher ; Margaret, b. Feb. 

15, 1861, d. May 31, 1874 ; Isaac, b. Dec. 20, 1862, d. Feb. 
7, 1863 ; Ephraim P., b. Jan. 7, 1864 ; Lizzie Stacey, b. Feb. 

16, 1866 ; James M., b. April 27, 1868, d. June 4, 1874 ; 
Thomas, b. Oct. 17, 1870, d. Nov. 7, 1870 ; Theodore, b. Apr. 
20, 1872, d. Aug. 22, 1873. 

632. Abigail Melissa,^ daughter of 312 Horatio James' 
and Sophronia [Allaird] Balch, was born in Knox Co., Ind., 
January 12, 1840. She was married January 11, 1860, to 
Isaac, son of James Garrett, of Gibson Co., Ind. He was born 
February 9, 1842. They reside at Wabash township, Gibson 
Co., Ind. P. O. address Owensville,Ind. Their eleven children 
were all born in Indiauna. Aac, b. Nov. 18, 1860 ; d. Jan. 19, 
1861. Alexander, b. Dec. 10, 1861 ; d. June 10, 1 862. Elvira 
Christian, b. Mar. 20, 1868. Lemuel Ebenezer, b. Feb. 15, 1865; 
d. Dec. 20, 1867. EveUne, b. Jan. 20, 1867 ; d. June 15, 1868. 
Samantha Ellen, b. Sept. 17, 1868 ; d. Aug. 25, 1869. Elsie 
P., b. Sept. 18, 1871. Saphronia Catherine, b. Sept. 29, 1873 ; 
d. Oct. 23, 1877. William Henry, b. Sept. 22, 1877. Sarah 
Effa, b. Jan. 13, 1880 ; d. Sept. 12, 1880. Delia Florence, b. 
Oct. 4, 1881. 

636. Caroline E.^ daughter of 314 Chester" and Lucy 
[Smedley] Balch, was born November 12, 1822, at Platts- 
burgh, N. Y., and died in the same town June 8, 1842. She 
was married to John Banker, of Plattsburgh, November 12, 
1841. No issue. 

639. Ijoesa M.8 daughter of 314 Chester" and Lucy 



JOHN TIMOTHY BAIiCH, — KANSAS CITY, MO. 205 

[Smedley] Balch, was born at Plattsburg, N. Y., August 18, 
1829. She was married Feb. 22, 1855, to Calvin Deming, son 
of Nathan A. Vaughan, of Plattsburgh. He died at Amboy, 
Ills., March 26, 1886. C. D. Vaughan was a merchant at 
Amboy, Ills., where their six children were born. Lottie 
Louisa, b. Apr. 17, 1858, m. Dec. 25, 1878, to P. M. James, a 
lawyer, and resides at Amboy, Ills. Harriet Deming, b. Nov. 
7, 1860. Frank Chester, b. Mar. 17, 1863 ; m. Feb. 25, 1891, 
Carrie J. Briggs. Fred Nathan, b. Feb. 1, 1865 ; m. Nov. 23, 
1887, Elizabeth Jeannette Poland. Wallace Baker, b. Mar. 
11, 1867 ; m. Jan. 18, 1893, Helen May Doty. Louie Smed- 
ley, b. Feb. 9, 1869. 

642. John Timotliy,^ son of 314 Chester" and Lucy 
[Smedley] Balch, was born at Plattsburgh, N. Y., October 21, 
1836. He is of a kind and gentle disposition, affectionate, 
jovial, and enjoys society. The strict puritanical ways of his 
father, and uncongenial feeling that existed between him and 
his stepmother, induced him to leave home in 1856. He went 
first to his sister's home at Amboy, Ills., and there he found 
emplo3^ment with the Illinois Central R. R. Co. In the spring 
of 1858 he went South in the employ of the Mississi^jpi 
Central R. R. and in 1860 was in the employ of the Mobile 
and Ohio R. R. He remained within the Confederate lines 
in the employ of this latter road until 1864, when he came 
through the lines at Vicksburg, Miss. Thence he went to 
St. Louis and was in the employ first of the Ohio and Missis- 
sippi, second as general baggage agent of the Wabash for 
seven years, and third at Union depot for six years. Since 
1881 he has been assistant baggage agent at Union depot, 
Kansas City. He is a Democrat and a member of the West- 
minster Presbyterian Church at Kansas City. On June 20, 
1872, he married jNIargaret J., daughter of Frank P. and 
IMargaret Traynor. _ She was born at Davenport, Iowa, May 
1st, 1854. They have one child. 

1299 Louise Makt,^ b. Jan. 3, 1874; a school teacher. 

643. Lucy Smedley .^ daughter of 314 Chester" and Lucy 



206 EIGHTH GEJJEEATION. 

[Smedley] Balch, was born Februrary 9, 1839, at Plattsburgh, 
N. Y., and died at Malone, N. Y., July 30, 1863. She was 
married to C. Halsey Vaughan, M.D., a brother of Charles 
Demming, her sister Loesa's husband. They moved to Illi- 
nois, but in 1861 returned east, and Dr. Vaughan entered the 
service as Assistant Surgeon of the 96th New York Volunteers, 
commissioned March 27, 1862, promoted to surgeon of the 
43d New York Volunteers, May 18, 1864, and was mustered 
out on March 14, 1865. They had one son, Louis Hubbard, 
b. July 26, 1863 ; d. July 19, 1864. 

645. Henry ,8 son of 317 Henry' and Fanny [Baker] 
Balch, was born at Plattsburgh, N. Y., about 1842. He has 
lived at Saranac and Plattsburgh, N. Y. 

647. Manning B.,^ son of 321 William Skinner" and 
Caroline M. [Martin] Balch, was born at Pownal, Vt., Sep- 
tember 23, 1836. In 1859, he married Clementine, daughter 
of John H. and Eliza Wager, of Saratoga, N. Y., by whom he 
had one son who died in infancy. She died in August, 1860. 
He enlisted in the Union Army in 1861. In 1865 he became 
a lecturer for the Good Templars in Wisconsin, and after 
wards in Massachusetts. In 1869 he entered the Methodist 
Episcopal ministry in the West Wisconsin conference, was 
presiding elder of the La Cross district in 1883, and of the 
Madison district in 1887. 

;' On August 11, 1867, he married Hattie L., daughter of Hon. 
Dr. William and Mary [Beebe] Monroe, of Fayette, Wis. She 
was born July 31, 1846. .They have had one son. 
1300* WiLi^TAM MoxROE," b. Nov. 2-5, 1871. 

648. Edward N.,» son of 321 William Skinner' and Car- 
oline M. [jMartin] Balch, was born at Williamstown, Mass., 
March 2, 1841. At the breaking out of the Civil War he was 
in Wisconsin, and enlisted in the twenty-second Wisconsin 
Volunteers. He died in the army hospital at Lexington, Ky., 
January 1, 1863, from exposure in the service. He never 
married. 

649. Carrie V.,^ daughter of 321 William Skinner' and 



REV. MANNING B. BALCH, — WISCONSIN. 207 

Vesta H. [Child] Balch, was born at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 
June 24, 1860. She was married Nov. 17, 1880, to George 
D. son of Daniel and Fatima [Shedd] Harvey, of Aiiburndale, 
Mass., where they reside. He was born Dec. 20, 1840, and is 
a wliolesale dry goods merchant at Boston, Mass. They have 
no children. 

652. Jane Louisa,^ daughter of 324 Henry" and Martha 
Ann [Fuller] Balch, was born at Sandisfield, Mass., Septem- 
ber 18, 1838. She was married to Charles Stevens, son of 
Abner Stevens and Mary M. [Alford] Webster, January 1, 
1865. He was born at Sandisfield, Mass., May 6, 1837, and 
died July 19, 1896. He owned extensive poultry yards at 
West Winsted, Conn. They have two children both born in 
New York city. Celia Louise, b. Nov. 8, 1865, m. Oct. 7, 
1891, Darwin S. Moore. Lillian Matilda, b. Oct. 31, 1867. 

653. Cornelia Ann,^ daughter 324 Henry^ and Martha 
Ann [Fuller] Balch, was born at Sandisfield, Mass., Novem- 
ber 19, 1845. She was married November 19, 1872, to Wil- 
liam Edwin, son of Edwin Butler. He was born at Norfolk, 
Conn., November 16, 1849. He is a farmer and they live at 
Tolland, Mass., where their two children were born. Addie 
CorneUa, b. Nov. 19, 1878 ; Grace Eliza, b. July 24, 1885. 

654. Edward Henry/ son of 324 Henry" and Martha 
Ann [Fuller] Balch, was born at Sandisfield, Mass., April 23, 

1852. He was married May 20, 1870, to Emma E., daughter 
of Lewis G. Sage. She was born at Sandisfield, in October, 

1853. Edward H. is a farmer and resides at Southwick, 
Mass. They have one child, born at Sandisfield. 

1301 Wallace Wilbuk,' b. Mar. 7, 1873. 

655. Alonzo W.,s son of 326 Thomas" and Delia [Per- 
sons] Balch, was born at Hartford, Ct., September 16, 1837. 
He was married May 31, 1865, to Joanna B. Rohr, and lives in 
New York City. He is a wholesale dealer in teas and wines. 

1302 David Clark,' b. April 27, 1806, at Xew York City. 

656. Frederick A.,'^ son of 326 Thomas" and Delia 
[Persons] Balch, was born at Hartford, Ct., August 22, 1839. 



208 EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

He was a wood engraver, but lost his business owing to im- 
proved methods of illustration. Worry over this led to his 
untimely death oa July 10, 1896. This was exactly seven 
years even to the hour and minute after the death of his son 
Claude. He was a man of scrupulous integrity, unselfish, 
and devoted to his family. On November 22, 1867, he mar- 
ried Celeste A. Brasier, daughter of Jean Claude Brasier De 
Latour, she was born at LaRoche [Haute-Saevoie], France, 
on January 10, 1842. She is a dressmaker in Brooklyn, New 
York. Two children have been born to them, both in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 
1303* Elkoxore Marie AMELiE,3b. Dec. 1, 1863. 

1304 Claude Alfred,9 b. Oct. 11, 1873; d. July 10, 1889. 

657. Margaret S.,^ daughter of 326 Thomas' and Delia 
[Persons] Balch, was born at Hartford, Ct., October 12, 1842. 
She was married May 26, 1881, to Augustus F. Kumrael. 
They reside at Hartford, Ct., and have no children. 

658. Alfred P.,8 son of 326 Thomas' and Delia [Per- 
sons] Balch, was born at Hartford, Ct., August 19, 1814. 
He was married October 31, 1879, to Grace L., daughter of 
J. C. Perkins, she was born at Calais, Me., June 12, 1851. 
They live at Wiusted, Ct. and have two children, born at 
that place. 

1305 Alice Margaret," b. Oct. 29, 1880. 

1306 Grace P.," b. Oct. 27, 1887. 

659. Delia F.,8 daughter of 326, Thomas' and Delia 
[Persons] Balch, was born at Hartford, Ct., October 7, 1848. 
She was married April 20, 1870, to Eugene H. Williams. 
He was born at Rockville, Ct., July 3, 1846, and is a whole- 
sale dealer in confectionery at Hartford. He enlisted as 
a drummer boy in the fourteenth Connecticut Volunteers 
and served all through the Civil War. They have no chil- 
dren. 

660. Ellen Elizabeth.^ daughter of 332, John Rogers" 
and Elizabeth C. [Lawton] Balch, was born at Providence, 
R. I., on May 9, 1833. She married George O., son of 



COLLINS LAWTON BALCH, — NEW YORK CITY. 209 

Nathaniel H. and Louisa Olmstead. He was born at 
Savannah, Georgia, December 30, 1830. They live at Provi- 
dence, where Mr. Olmstead is engaged in mercantile pur- 
suits. They have two children, born at Providence. Na- 
thaniel B., b. Feb. 12, 1855 ; d. in Oct. 1857. Nellie L., b. 
Mar. 27, 1866. 
661. Oollins Lawton.s son of 332 John Rogers' and 
Elizabeth C. [Lawton] 
Balch, was born at Prov- 
idence, R. I., July 6, 
1834. He was married to Georgia Hardy of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Oct. 11, 1859. They had two children. 

1307 Frank Collins,' died in infancy. 

1308 Grace Collins,^ b. Nov. 13, 1S65. 

Collins Lawton is the last male descendant of 71 7'imothy,5 
son of 22 Joseph* and Mary [Osgood] Balch, of Boston. He 
prepared for college at the Providence High School and en- 
tered Brown University in 1851. He pursued an English 
course, but left the University, in 1854, without graduating, 
to enter upon a business life in New York City, as a clerk in 
a dry goods commission house. After a few years he left to 
take charge of the business of a manufacturing jewelry firm. 
Next he went into the manufacturing and jobbing jewelry 
business on his own account, and subsequently became inter- 
ested in the development of the then new material " cellu- 
loid " and is now one of the managers of the Celluloid Com- 
pany. In 1864 he united with the First Presbyterian Church 
at Tremont, N. Y., then a suburb of New York city. In this 
church he has at different times filled the various offices 
trustee, deacon, and elder, and for fifteen years enjoyed the 
confidence of the church officers by being annually elected 
superintendent of the Sabbath School. 



210 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

SECOND BRANCH. 

Descendants of 6 Benjamin.^ 

663. Nathan,8 sou of 333 Hart' and Priscilla [Holt] 
Balch, was born August 29, 1773. He married and moved to 
Thompson, Ohio, with his family of 14 children, about 1828. 

1309* Joel," b. ; d. 

1310 Ika,' was in Sou Prah-io. Madison county, Wis., in 1856. 

1311 Charles^. 

1312 William'. 

1313 Xathaniel^. 

1314 Daniel^ 

664. Joel.s son of 333 Hart" and Priscilla [Holt] Balch, 
was born February 6, 1775, and died at Andover, October 27, 
1815. He was married, July 4, 1796, to Betse}', daughter of 
William Stevens. She was born April 30, 1778, and died at 
Andover, Vt., December 31, 1810. They had six children, 
all born at Andover. 

1315 Priscilla Holt," b. Nov. 6, 1797; d. June 4. 1813. 

1316 Betsey,' b. April 27, 1800; d. Xov. 10, 1871; m. Xath.in 

Derby, in February, 1823. 
1317* Aakon Leland,^ b. June 17, 1802; d. Nov. 4, 1839. 
1318* Louisa Mekkeam,' b. April 13, 1804. 
1319* Williahi Stevens," b. April 13, 1806; d. Dec. 2.5, 1887. 

1320 Scsan," b. Sept. 7, 1810; d. April 11, ISll. 

Joel® was married a second time, February 6, 1812, to Abi- 
gail Joy Edwards. She was born at Johnson, R. I., March 9, 
1786, and died at Andover, January 12, 1852. They had 
three children. 

1321 Susan Edwards," b. Marcb 16, 1813; d. 1854. 

1322 John Hart," b. Sept. 2.5, 1816; d. July 12, 1841. 

1323 Maria," b. June 23, 1820; d. April 4, 1848. 

Joel Balch was a man of a strong and active mind, but had 
little opportunity for an education, having gone to Vermont 
among the first settlers there. His wife taught the first 
school in the town. He was not rich, but industrious and 
frugal, and lived comfortably, and enjoyed the respect and 
confidence of all who knew him. He never sought office, 
but was often called upon to serve as one of the selectmen. 



JOEL, FBANCIS BALCH, — ANDOVBR, VT., SHIRLEY, MASS. 211 

justice of the peace, representative to the Legislature, and in 
places of trust in the neighborhood and town. He was a 
great reader of the Bible, but could never agree with the 
close communion Calvinism of his day. 

666. Deborah,'^ daughter of .333 Hart' and Dorcas 
[Somers] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., November 13, 
1780. She married Lemuel, son of Josiah and Hannah 
[Hobbs] Abbot, of Amherst, N. H. He was born May 13, 
1764, and died January 19, 1841. They lived at Windham, 
Vt., and had seven children : Lemuel, b. April 3, 1799 ; 
Hart B., b. Dec. 29, 1800 ; Sally B., b. Nov. 17, 1802; Lu- 
cius, b. Feb. 3, 1804 ; Lucia, b. Aug. 5, 1807 ; Marcius, b. 
Dec. 1, 1809 ; Marcia, b. Nov. 26, 1811. 

668. Asa,8 son of 333 Hart' and Dorcas [Somers] 
Balch, was bora May 12, 1786, and died at Andover, Vt., in 
1872. He married Betsey Parker; both were quite old when 
married, and they had no issue. 

669. Francis S.,'' son of 333 Hart" and Dorcas [Somers] 
Balch, was born at Andover, Vt., September 2, 1788, and 
died at Shirley, Mass., August 25, 1857. On February 7, 
1810, he married Sally, daughter of James Dickerson. She 
was born at Shirley, January 24, 1790, and died in that town, 
December 28, 1871, and was buried by her husband. Imme- 
diately after his marriage he Avent to live at Mitchelville 
(then a part of Shirle}', now of Ayer), and engaged in flour- 
milling for Levi Dodge. He worked in the mill several 
years, then bought a farm near by. He was short of stature, 
of medium weight, and quick in his movements. He loved 
the country life, hunting and fishing. They had four chil- 
dren, all born in the town of Shirley. 

1324* DoKCAs," b. Nov. 26, 1811; d. Oct. 23, 1886. 

1325* Francis,^ b, March 10, 1814; d. Nov. 22, 1876. 

1326* Sakah,9 b. May 14, 1818. 

1327* Charles C," b. Dec. 20, 1820; d. May 16, 1893. 

670. Er.s son of 383 Hart" and Dorcas [Somers] Balch. 
was born at Andover, Vt., February 10, 1794, and died at 



212 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

Leominster, Mass., January 6, 1854. He was married March 7, 
1818, to Susan, daughter of John and Sarah [Richardson] 
Buss. She was born at Leominster, February 26, 1796, and 
died in that town, September 12, 1867. Er was a hotel 
keeper at Leominster for the last thirty years of his life. Both 
he and his wife were buried in that town, and their ten chil- 
ch-en were born there. 

1328* Susan,*! b. May 13, 1819; d. May 22, 1863. 

1329* Sabah Ann,9 b. May 20, 1821; d. Oct. 3, 1851. 

1330* John Buss,^ b. June 17, 1825; d. Oct. 27, 1851. 

1331* DENERis.sb. June 6, 1829; d. Dec. 20, 1867. 

1332* George Luciu.s,^ b. April 8, 1831. 

1333* Francis Ek," b. Jan. 17, 1834. 

1334* Ad ALINE Adam8,3 b. Nov. 26, 1837. 

1335 Harriet Elizabeth,^ b. Sept. 21, 1840; d. Aug. 9, 1860. 

671. Sally ,8 daughter of 333 Hart" and Dorcas [Somers] 
Balch, was born October 7, 1795, and died at Charlestown, 
Mass., June 15, 1874. She married Obediah Parker, by whom 
she had several children, among them Jerome W. Parker, who 
lives at Charlestown, and is a butcher in Boston market. 

672. James Parker.^ son of 333 Hart^ and Dorcas 
[Somers] Balch, was born at Andover, Vt., December 4, 
1797, and died at Weathersfield, Vt., April 2, 1857. He was 
married to Lucinda, daughter of John Boynton, of Weathers- 
field. She was born at Weathersfield, July 28, 1795, and died 
at Newbur3rport, Mass., November 15, 1881. James P. was 
a farmer, and resided at Weathersfield, Vt., and their nine 
children were born in that town. 

1336 Horace Leland,^ b. Nov. 11, 1820; d. unrn. in 1854. 
1337* John Hibam.s b. Feb. 22, 1824. 

1338" Elizabeth Mart," b. Jan. 18, 1827; d. July 16, 1894. 

1339 Jeannette Nancy,' b. April 4, 1829; unm. 

1340* James Nelson,'' b. May 26, 1832. 

1341* George Parkeb,« b. Jan. 18, 1834; d. Oct. 17, 1891. 

1342* IsADOBE LuciNDA,9b. Feb. 8, 1836; d. July 14, 1883. 

1343* Ellen Jane,' b. Aug. 20, 183S. 

1344* Carrie Maria," b. Dec. 7, 1841. 

673. Jacob Abbot,** son of 333 Hart' and Dorcas 
[Somers] Balch, was born June 4, 1800, at Andover, Vt., and 



JAMES PARKER BALCH, — WEATHEESFIBLD, VT. 213 

died at Newburyport, Mass., August 27, 1881. He was married 
at Chester, Vt., April 20, 1829, to Huldah J. Burton, daughter 
of Samuel Burton, one of the pioneers of Vermont. She was 
born at Andover, Vt., October 23, 1803, and died at New- 
buryport, Mass., August 28, 1893. Her mother was a cousin 
of Gen. Israel Putnam. At the time of Jacob Abbot's mar- 
riage, both he and Huldah were living at Andover, Vt., but 
the record of their marriage is at Chester, Vt. They had one 
daughter, born in Newburyport. 

1345 Helen B.,» b. Dec. 5, 1835; m. Moses H. Fowler, July 8, 1874. 

674. Maria S.,8 daughter of 384 Nathaniel and Mary 
[Stillman] Balch, was born March 20, 1790. She married 
Dr. David Torry, and had two sons. 

675. William.s son of 334 Nathaniel- and Mary [Still- 
man] Balch, was born March 11, 1792, and was lost at sea 
sometime after 1826, as he was in Boston in that year. He 
never married. William was, like many Balches, a sailor, and 
commanded several vessels in the merchant marine service. 

676. Nathaniel,^ son of 834 Nathaniel" and Mary [Still- 
man] Balch, was born at Boston, February 13, 1794. In 1826 
he was a printer in Boston. In 1831 he was in Baltimore, 
Md., and probably died in that city a few years afterwards, 
unmarried. 

677. Harriet,' daughter of 334 NathanieF and Mary 
[Stillman] Balch, was born at Boston, November 14, 1795. 
She married a Mr. Grafton. 

678. Benjamin Stillman,' son of 834 Nathaniel" and 
Mary [Stillman] Balch, was born at Boston, July 9, 1797. 
Early in life he removed to Baltimore, Md. About 1857, he 
discovered a mode of rapidly cutting stencil plates by means 
of nitric acid, this proved valuable to him, but the fuming 
acid proved detrimental to his health, as he wrote in his last 
letter to his relatives in 1850. 

679. Edward Lawrence,' son of 334 Nathaniel" and 
Susan [Young] Balch, was born at Boston, May 31, 1816, and 



214 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

was baptized at the " Old South Church" by Rev. Dr. "VVisner. 
He died at Boston, November 21, 1869. On Sunday, Decem- 
1, 1844, he was married at Jamaica Plain, by the Rev. Dr. 
Gray, to Miss Martha Willis, third daughter of Bradford, 
and Rebecca [Atwood] Lincoln. She died at Boston, April 
4, 1882, at the age of 71 years and eight days. They had 
two childi-en, the first of whom was a daughter, b. Nov. 11, 
1845, and died the next day. 

1346* William Lincoln,^ b. April 2, 1S47. 

Bradford Lincoln, the father of Mrs. Edward L. Balch, was 
descended — through Stephen Jr., David, Mathew, and Job, of 
Hiugham, Mass., from Stephen Lincoln, who came from 
Windham, Eng., in 1638, and tluoiigh his mother, Mercy 
Hersey, on her maternal side, from Gov. William Bradford, of 
the Plymouth Colony. 

Edward Lawrence Balch when a very yoimg man was em- 
ployed for a short time in the office of the first city clerk of Bos- 
ton, — which received its charter in 1822, — and was at an early 
age apprenticed to the printers trade, his employers being the 
Merriams at Brookfield, Mass. Returning to Boston, he made a 
specialty of music printing and for many years a large share 
of the music book and concert printing of the city issued from 
liis office. For a time he had charge of the printing of 
"Dwight's Journal of Music." He was the first printer of 
the " Boston Musical Times " and of the " Congregational 
Quarterly " magazine. He was a patentee of a form of mov- 
able music type for school-chart printing. He was an oflicer 
of the Mendelssohn Choral Societ}^ and an active member for 
yenvs of the Handel and Hayden Society and the Massachu- 
setts Charitable Mechanics Association. 

680. William Young/ son of 334 Nathaniel" and Susan 
[Young] Balch, was born at Boston, March 10, 1819, and died 
in that city December 17, 1872. He was a picture frame 
maker, and resided for several years at Hillsboro, Illinois. He 
was married October 24, 1844, by the Rev. James Angier, to 
Maria Swift, daughter of William, and Elizabeth Beal, of Mil- 
ton, Mass. They had two daughters born at Milton. 







^?J 



Dr. Joseph Balch. 

(681) 



JOSEPH BALCH, — PROVIDENCE, K. I. 215 

1347 Kate,9 b. April 24, 1853. 

1348* Ella M.,^ b. Sept. 29, 1857. 

681. Joseph/ son of 343 Joseph' and Hannah [Pope] 
Balch, was born at Boston, Mass., July 16, 1796, and died at 
Providence, R. I., July 16, 1872. He settled in Providence at 
the age of 21 and was the head of the firm of J. Balch & Son, 
druggists. He was married at Providence, July, 1821, to 
Mary Ann, daughter of Eli and Hannah [Vaughn] Bailey. 
She was born June 25, 1800, and died January 9, 1879. They 
had nine children, all born at Providence. 

1349* Joseph Popk,^ b. Aug. 9, 1822; d. Dec. 2, 1872. 

1350* Maet Ann.s b. Oct. 7, 1823; d. Aug. 31, 1839. 

1351 Jane,9 b. Jan. 1825; d. 1826. 

1352* Jake Adams,^ b. Jan. 14, 1827; d. Jan. 4, 1893. 

1353* Ellen Howaed,« b. Mar. 14, 1830; d. Oct. 6, 1865. 

1354* Edward AuGusTrs,^ b. Apr. 2, 1832; d. Jan. 14, 1871. 

1355* Anna,9 b. Mar. 12, 1835. 

1356* Abigail Popb,^ b. Mar. 11, 1837; unm. 

1357* Hannah Eatmkb,^ b. Mar. 16, 1839; d. Dec. 18, 1891. 

683. Abigail Bright.s daughter of 343 Joseph^ and 
Hannah [Pope] Balch, was born at Boston, Mass., April 1, 
1799. She was married October 13, 1824, to Stanton Bebee, 
of Little Compton, R. I. 

THIRD BRANCH. 

Descendants of 7 Jobn.^ 

684. Hannah,^ daughter of 348 John' and Lucy [Snow] 
Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., April 4, 1781, and died at 
Brattleboro, Vt., July 27, 1866. She was married to Abel 
Haynes, at Keene, N. H. in April, 1801. He was born March 
3, 1780, and died September 29, 1822. He was a farmer at 
Landgrove, Vt., where they had always lived, and where 
their children were born. 

Clarissa, b. Mar. 7, 1802; d. at Westmoreland, N. H., Oct. 27, 1823. 
Lucy Ann B., b. Oct. 23, 1800; d. at Landgi-ove, Vt., Oct. 12, 1833. 
Abigail S., b. Oct. 2, 1808; d. at Landgrove, Vt., Jan. 2, 1812. 
John Robinson, b. Sept. 22, 1811; d. at Landgrove, Vt., Oct. 7, 1879, 

was killed by a bull; m. Fannie Garfield, had one child, 

a daughter; he was a farmer. 



216 EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

Abigail S., b. Oct. 6, 1814, lives at Putney, Vt.; m. Cincmnatus J. 
Taft, of Putney, Vt., a farmer, had one child, Ellen, d. 
y. Taft died in 1863. 

Marietta P., b. Dec. 30, 1817; d. at Landgrove, Aug. 19, 1804; m. 
Almon Patterson, a miller, lived at Landgrove, had three 
sons and four daughters. 

Henry B., b. May 1, 1820; resides at Granville, Ills, has been mar- 
ried three times ; has one son. 

685. Lucindia,^ daughter of 348 John'' and Lucy [Snow] 
Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., ilarch 23, 1783, and died at 
Westmoreland, N. H., August 7, 1848. She was married at 
Keene, December 23, 1810 to Gaines Hall, who was born at 
Raynham, Mass., June 12, 1780, and died at Westmoreland 
November 30, 1871. He was a farmer and for more than 50 
years he was a deacon in the Christians Church. They had 
two sons and two daughters all born at Westmoreland. 

Esther Mason, b. June 9, 1812; d. at Westmoreland, Sept. 6, 1889 ; 
m. at Westmoreland, Nov. 16, 1834, Mr. Prentis Daggett, 
who was born at Westmoreland, Aug. 25, 1807, and died 
in the same town, Oct. 29, 1881, occupation, farmer; poli- 
tics. Republican. 

Gains Kibth, b. Feb. 10, 1814; d. April 6, 1863; m. Nov. 1, 1837, to 
Mary Fuller, resides at Westmoreland. He is a farmer, 
a member of the Christian Church, and a Republican. 
His wife Mary, died July 21, 1858, and he married 2ndi 
Cordelia Hubbard, Nov. 1858. By his first wife he had 
seven children. 

Emeline, b. July 30, 1816; d. Sept. 26, 1816. 

Emehne, b. Feb. 2, ISIS; d. Mar. 23, 1818. 

Lucy Snow, b. Feb. 18, 1820; d. Apr. 7, 1S95; m. Feb. 28, 1844, Elisha 
Shelley, resided at Westmoreland, a farmer and a Repub- 
lican, he was born Aug. 27, 1822, no children. 

Sbth Chandler, b. Oct. 28, 1822 ; m. at Westmoreland, Oct. 28, 1847, 
Alfreda Pattan, they reside at Keene; have had five chil- 
dren; are members of the Christian Church; a farmer 
and a Republican, 

686. Nabby.s third daughter of 348 John" and Lucy 
[Snow] Balch, was born at Westmoreland, N. H., March 28, 
1785, and died in the same town August 17, 1830. She was 
married January 1, 1816, to Isaac Miller, who was born at 
Westminster, Mass., July 12, 1789, and died at Worcester, 
Mass., July 27, 1870. He was a fanner at Westmoreland, N. 



ANDREW BALCH, — KEENE, WESTMOKELAKD, N. H. 217 

H. and Athol, Mass. They were Baptists and their children 
Universalists. 

MA.BY C, b. at Putney, Vt., Oct. 9, 1817; d. at Swansey, N. H., Nov. 

15, 1845. 
John Balch, b. at Westmoreland, Jan. 28, 1819; d. at Brattleboro, 

Vt., Apr. 3, 1873 ;m. Apr. 25, 1842, Sabrina P. Stockwell, 

who was born at Brattleboro, Vt., Dec. 20, 1820. He 

was a tanner and currier. No issue. 
Aebl Hatnes, b. at Westmoreland, May 1, 1822; d. at Malone, X. 

Y., Aug. 30, 1877; m. Jan. 10, 1845, Martha Moody. Ho 

was a merchant. 
Isaac Jackson, b. at Westmoreland, May 1, 1825; d. at Brattleboro, 

Vt., Deo. 13, 1849; m. Celista C. Ward, who was born in 

1827. They resided at Brattleboro, Vt. No issue. 

687. Andrew.s eldest son of 348 John 7 and Lucy [Snow] 
Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., May 2, 1787, and died at 
Westmoreland, May 26, 1845, and was buried at Keene. On 
October 5, 1815, he was married at Westmoreland to Louisa, 
daughter of Noah and Olive [Staples] Fuller. She was 
born at Westmoreland, N. H., May 30, 1796, and died in the 
same town, November 26, 1870. 

Andrew was a farmer and lived at Keene up to 1826, when 
he removed to Westmoreland. Their six eldest children were 
born at Keene, and the three youngest at Westmoreland. In 
politics Andrew was a Whig, and both he and his wife were 
members of the Baptist Church. 

1358* Louisa Fullbb," b. July 7, 1816. 

1359* Jambs Andrew," b. Nov. 22, 1817; d. Out. 11, 187G. 

1360* Lucy Snow,^ b. Sept. 17, 1819. 

136 1 Olive Amelia Fuller,' b. Aug. 11, 1821; d. July 23, 1822. 

1362* Perlet Sxow,' b. Sept. 15, 1823; d. Aug. 16, 1868. 

1363 Philinda," b. May 27, 1825; d. Sept. 3, 1826. 

1364* Betsey Fult,ek,» b. Aug. L'l, 1827. 

1365* Mary Elitia,'-' b. June 2, 1831. 

1366* John Edwin," b. Apr. 27, 1833. 

688. Ezra,^ second son of 348 John" and Lucy [Snow] 
Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., in 1798, and died April 26, 
1828, and was buried at Keene. He married in 1820, Dorcas 
Miller. She was born in 1799, and died March 28, 1877, and 
was buried at Keene. They were Baptists and had three 
children. 



218 EIGHTH GEJTERATION. 

1367 Sabah Ann,9 b. 1821 ; d. May 26, 1824. 
1368* Sabah L.,3 b. 1826; d. Feb. 26, 1860. 

1369 Ezra W.,« b. 1829; d. in Xew Orleans, La., Jan. 5, 1853. 

690. Timothy,8 son of 349 Timothy" and Hannah [Da- 
mon] Balch, was born at Manchester, Vt., December 10, 1789, 
and died at Orwell, N. Y., August 10, 1843. About 1821 he 
married Hannah Randall. She was born in 1800, and died 
December 12, 1889. Timothy was a farmer and lived in the 
town of Orwell, N. Y. Their seven children were born in 
that town. 

1370 John,' b. Dec. 3, 1823; d. Sept. 19, 1842. 
1371* EzBA W.,9 b. Sept. 12, 1825; d. Sept. 18, 1862. 

1372 HiBAM,^ b. Jan. 8, 1828; went away and was never beard from. 

1373* Nancy L.,' b. Dec. 26, 1832. 

1374* LuciNDiA,'' b. March 22, 1834. 

1375 Timothy,^ b. Jan. 28, 1836. 

1376 ANN,'b. March 20, 1842; m. first Thomas Thompson, second 

Horatio Tiffts. 

691. John.s son of 349 Timothy' and Hannah [Damon] 
Balch, was born at Manchester, Vt., Februaiy 14, 1792, and 
died at Orwell, N. Y., March 10, 1882. He was married at 
Orwell, in 1821, to Eunice Stowell, of Orwell. They had 
ten children. 

1377 LuciNDiA,9 b. Deo. 6, 1823; d. Apr. 30, 1851. 

1378 Walstin,s b. Jan. 2, 1826; d. Mch. 2, 1890. 

1379 SusANAH,' b. Nov., 1827; m. NelsonRima, P. O. Demster, N. Y. 
1380* William,' b. Dec. 18, 1832. 

1381* Orrin H.9 b. Mch. 31, 1835. 

1382 Harriet,' b. Mch. 18, 18:38; m. a Mr. Tyheeler, Horsehead, X.Y. 

1383* lRA,9 b. Feb. 22, 1840. 

1384 LoRKTT,' b. 1842. 

1385 ANN,»b. 1842. 

1386* John H.,' b. Jan. 24, 1849. 

John Balch possessed a well-balanced organization and 
powers of endurance that well fitted him for the pioneer life 
in which he was brought up. 

692. Susan/ daughter of 349 Timothy" and Hannah 
[Damon] Balch, was born at Manchester, Vt., August 22, 
1794, and died June 2, 1880. She married Stephen Tift, 
March 1, 1818, and had four children : —Jarome, b. Sept. 13, 



DANIEL BALCH, — MANCHESTER, VT. 219 

1819 ; d. Dec. 17, 1888; m. Lucinda Ritter, Dec. 19, 1858. 
Amy M., b. Nov. 3, 1826 ; m. Henry K. Kain, Feb. 20, 1856. 
Lafayette, b. June 19, 1829 ; m. Jane Ann Thomas, Feb. 5. 
1851. Susannah, b. June 18, 1835 ; d. Aug. 18, 1865 ; m. E. 
P. Potter, May 1, 1855. 

693. Anna.s daughter of 349 Timothy" and Hannah 
[Damon] Balch, was born at Manchester, Vt., August 27. 
1798, and died at Orwell, September 21, 1840. She was 
married at Orwell, April 16, 1817, to Edward, son of Allen 
and Mary [Hall] Gilbert, of Orwell. He was born May 3, 
1795, and died at Lorraine, N. Y., May 2, 1882. Mr. Gilbert 
for his second wife married Poll^^ a younger sister of Ann. 

Edward Gilbert and his wife Ann had nine children, all 
born in the town of Orwell, N. Y. Hannah, b. March 7, 
1819 ; Polly, b. June 26, 1821, m. first, March 19, 1843, 
Samuel Hayt, m. second. May 10, 1846, a Mr. Spink ; Na- 
thaniel, b. July 8, 1823, d. May 1, 1893, m. Jan. 1, 1849, 
Nancy Leech ; Charlotte, b. Sept. 2, 1825, d. Jan. 28, 1847, 
m. Mr. Luther James; Lucy, b. Aug. 19, 1827, d. Sept. 6, 
1881, m. Oct. 20, 1851, Mr. Chancey James ; John, b. Nov. 
6, 1831, d. Jan. 27, 1853, at Orwell ; Timothy, b. July 17, 
1834, m. Sept. 20, 1857 ; Richard, b. July 17, 1840, d. Oct. 
15, 1840. 

694. Daniel,^ son of 349 Timothy' and Hannah [Damon] 
Balch, was born at Manchester, Vt., July 29, 1800, and died 
May 25, 1874. He married Betsey West, who died Septem- 
ber 1, 1787. They were members of the Methodist church, 
and had five children. 

1387 PiiiLo W.,9 b. 1825; d. 1828. 

1388 MARYKTT.'b. 1826; d. 1828. 
1389* Aktimicia M.,» b. May 19, 1829. 

1390 Calista.s b. Aug. IS, 1831; d. Dec. 21, 1893; m. Lewis Park- 
hurst, Dec. ,30, 1857. 
1391* LuKANXAH,' b. June, 1833; d. Oct. 26, 1877. 

695. Polly, 8 daughter of 349 Timothy" and Hannah 
[Damon] Balch, was born at Manchester, Vt., October 31, 
1803, and died at Orwell, September 18, 1893. She was mar- 



ZW EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

ried, February 20, 1824, to Daniel, son of Dimmiet and Ruth 
[Goodenough] Damon. He was born at Manchester, Vt., 
Nov. 13, 1801. He was killed June 2, 1835 ; he was a con- 
stable, and went into the woods in the to\vn of Boylston, 
N. Y., to serve some papers, and was there killed. He was a 
farmer, and resided in the town of Orwell; and their four 
children were born in that town. 

Joseph H., b. Nov. 24, 1825; d. ; m. Aug. 31, 1S62, Melissa 
Hedges. 

H. Makilla, b. Sept. 12, 1828; d. ; m. June 5, 1850, D. C. 
Bragdon. 

Mart M., b. April 4, 1832; d. March 5, 1S93; ra. Sept. 7, 1856, 
A. J. Potter. 

Ruth, b. May 17, 1835; m. Dec. 26, 18.55, G. H. West. 
Polly married second, March 19, 184-3, Edward Gilbert, a 
widower of her sister Ann. They had one son, Herbert C, b. 
Oct. 12, 1844, at Orwell. He was a corporal in the 147th 
regiment, N. Y. vols., wounded at Gettysburg, came home on 
a furlough, went back, and was killed at Petersburg, Va., 
June 19, 1864. 

698. Ebenezer.s son of 357 Cyrus' and Judith [Stone] 
Baleh was born September 16, 1787, in the town of West- 
ford, Vermont. He died in Alleghany Co., N. Y. aged 62 
years. When he was four years of age, his father moved into 
the town of Enosburg, Vermont. About 1813 he married 
Lydia, daughter of Silas Shepard of Northern Vermont. She 
died in Meigs Co., Ohio, at the age of about 88 years. They 
were members of the M. E. church and lived in Alleghany Co., 
N. Y. Family tradition says that he was a volunteer in the 
battle of Plattsburgh. They had ten children. 

1392* Cyrus Decatur," b. 1812; d. 1877. 

1393 Nelson Horatio,' b. 1815; left his home in Alleghany, N. T.. 
when 22 years of age and was never heard from afterwards, 

1394* Ebenezeb Washington, ' b. 1819; d. 

1395* Christopher Columbus,' b. 1821; d. 1848. 

1396* John Quincy Adams,' b. April 6, 1825; d. Aug. 28, 1887. 

1397 Marquis de Lafay-ettb,' b. ; d. at two years of age. 

1398* Andrew Jackson,' b. Dec. 1, 1838; d. Nov. 3, 1894. 

1399 SoPHBONA,' b. ; d. ; m. a Spaniard and went to Cuba. 



EBENEZEK, JOHN BALCH, — ENOSBUEG, WESTFORD, VT. 221 

1400 AcHSA,' b. ; d. ; m. a Spaniard and went to Cuba. 

1401 MABlA.'b. ; d. aged 17. 
1402* Benjamin Fbanklin,' b. 1S42. 

699. Mary ,8 daughter of 357 Cyrus" and Judith [Stone] 
Balch, was born August 20, 1791, and died March 25, 1862, 
at Elyria, Ohio, where she was buried. In 1850 she went to 
Ohio, where two of her brothers had made their homes. She 
lived a brave, trusting, unselfish, unwavering, noble, Christian 
life. Just one year before the day of her funeral she was 
stricken with typhoid fever from which she recovered but never 
rallied. She was married Dec. 31, 1810, to Seth, son of Tim- 
othy and Elizabeth Morgan. He was born at Westford, Ver- 
mont, October 15, 1791, where he died July 9, 1846. He 
constructed a log house on an uncleared faim in Westford, 
where their twelve children were born and named as follows : 
Orville, Timothy, Tyler, Seth, Elizabeth, Emily Caroline, 
Hampton, Harmon Cyrus, Elmina Smith, Allen Smith, Eliza- 
beth Roenee, Cora Allen. They also adopted one child, 
Eliza Abigail. Five grew to maturity. 

Emilt Caboline, b. Aug. 25. 1818, d. at Elyria, Ohio, April 22, 
1893; m. Jonas Cooke, April 25, 1838. Lived at Elyria, Ohio, 
San Diego, Cal. Six children, two surviving. Herman C. 
and Janet M. at San Diego. 
Habmon Cyrus, b. April 6, 1821. 
Et-MINA Smith, b. Nov. 19, 1823; d. Oct. 6, 1849. 
Elizabeth Roenee, b. Feb. 7, 1828; m. George W. Pettengill, 
Jan. 31, 1847. Live at Essex, Vermont. Nine children, four 
reaching maturity. George H. b. Dec. 1, 1847, d. Nov. 5, 1888; 
Elmina M., b. Sept. 15, 1849, d. April 6, 1889; Carrie H. b. 
July 17, 1862; Walter J., b. March 31, 1866. 
Claba Allen, b. Sept. 5, 1830; m. Abel Cooley, Oct. 31, 1864, in 
Cleveland, Ohio. He died at their home in West Springfield, 
Massachusetts, Nov. 13, 1864. She lives at Westford, Ver- 
mont. 
701. John.s son of 357 Cyrus" and Judith [Stone] 
Balch, was born January 29, 1794, and was di-owned with 
nine others by the capsizing of a small boat in Lake Cham- 
plain, Aug. 21, 1834. He was buried at Addison, Vermont. 
He married about 1825, Miss Lucy Williams, a native of 
New Hampshire, and to them were born five children. 



5iiJ2 EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

1403» Elmina M.,9 b. Feb. 6, 1826. 

1404* JoHN,» b. Nov. 12, 1827. 

1405* Emeline Robinson,^ b. May 4, 18-30; d. Sept. 28, 1886. 

1406» Martha Eliza,^ b. Sept. 15, 1832. 

1407 Enos CEYLON,»b. Mar. 7, 1834, at Addison, Vt.;d. Sept., 1804, 

in the Union army at Fort Slocum, D. C, and was buried at 
Arlington. He was a member of Capt. Charles H. Long"s 
Company, 1st N. H. Heavy Artillery. 

702. Simeon.s son of 357 Cyrus" and Judith [Stone] 
Balch, was born in 1796. He married second, about 1829, Mis^ 
Sophrouia, daughter of Capt. CofBn, of Nantucket, Mass. 
They lived at Mt. Vei'non, Fredericktown, Ohio, and later in 
Missouri, where they both died. They had five children. 

1408 Albert Goodwin," b. Aug. 22, 1830. 

1409 GEOReiANNA," b. Oct. 9, 1836. 

1410 Edwin Coffin," b. Nov. 12, 18-38. 

1411 Mabt Coffin," b. Deo. 14, 1840. 

1412 William Coffin," b. Mar. 1, 1843; d. 1860. 

Under date of Vergennes, Vermont, Dec. 12, 1891, Mr. 
Geo. W. Grandey writes : " Simeon Balch, Enos B. Balch, 
John Balch, and Elmina Balch, came from Enosburg, Frank- 
lin Co., Vt., nearly or quite 70 years ago. Simeon was my 
first School Master and taught in Panton many yeai's. Enos 
worked on my father's farm in Panton and Addison and 
boarded there. Elmina boarded and lived in our family a 
long time. I attended the funeral of John Balch and the 
others who were drowned in August, 1834, saw them all 
taken from the Lake. Simeon, after he left Panton, went 
to Washington, Vt., and married. My age 79. Think I 
must have been about 5 or 7 years old when Simeon, Enos, 
and Elmina lived at our house." 

703. Enos.s son of 357 Cyrus' and Judith [Stone] Balch, 
was born in Enosburg, Vt., in 1796, '97,* and died at Cleve- 

»Hemenway, Vermont, Historical Gazetter, Vol. II, page 133. 

"As per record; ' June 4, 1798, Anna F. Farrar, daughter of Isaac B. 
FaiTar and Anna, his wife,' appears to be the first child born in town. 
Although report has it, and it is believed, that Enos Balch was the first 
child born in town, was named Enos in consideration of the fact, and 
was cradled in a sap-trough. It is claimed that his father and mother 



CYRUS BALCH, — CARLISLE, O., RUTLAND, MICH. 22:3 

land, Ohio, in 1872. He married Emeline, daughter of Capt. 
Robinson, of Nantucket, Mass. They lived at Elyria, Ohio, 
and had no children, but adopted a girl, Amanda, who 
married N. D. White. She lived in Cleveland, and it was at 
her home that Enos died. 

704. Oyru8,8 son of 357 Gyrus" and Judith [Stone] 
Balch, was born at Enosburg, Vt., in April, 1799, and died 
at Rutland, Barry Co., Mich., August 7, 1878, and was 
buried in the same town. He was a farmer. For a time he 
lived in New York state where his two eldest children were 
born and died, then he moved to Carlisle, Ohio, where his six 
other children were born, finally he moved to Rutland, Barry 
Co., Mich. In August, 1830, he was married to Asenith, 
daughter of Moses and Sarah Robinson. She was born near 
Auburn, N. Y., August 4, 1808, and died at Rutland, Mich., 
September 27, 1882. He was a Republican, a soldier in the 
War of 1812, and a member of the M. E. church. Their 
children were eight in number. 

1413 Virginia, b. ; d. 

1414 Elmina,^ b. ; d. 

1415 Sarah Sophronia,^ b. Dec. 1, 1836; d. Mar. 2t, 1871). 
1416* Cyrus Muxson,^ b. June 5, 1839. 

1417* Mary Ermina," b. Sept. 10, 1842. 
1418* Caroline Elizabeth, » b. Jan. 15, 1815. 
1419 Edwin Moses,» b. Feb. 6, 1848. 
1420* James William," b. Xov. 13, 1849. 

705. Elmina.s daughter of 357 Cyrus" and Judith [Stone] 
Balch, was born at Enosburgh, Vt., in 1801, and died at 
Addison, Vt., September 4, 1838. She married Allen Smith. 
Of her children one is known named Cyrus, and one named 
Hiram. 

706. Ely Stone.s son of 357 Cyrus" and Judith [Stone] 



constituted the first family that wintered in town — the winter of 179(5 an<) 
"97, on the Hoyt farm, so called, now owned by Bradley Bliss, situated ou 
a swell of land in the west part of the town; then and now called Balch 
Hill. It is interesting to know that this first son of Enosburgh became 
a worthy minister of the Gospel, of the Methodist persuasion." 



224 EIGHTH GENEUATION. 

Balch, was boi-n at Enosburg, Vt., February 13, 1803, and died 
at Conway, Mich., December 24, 1861, and was buried in the 
latter town. He was married first, October 30, 1827, to 
Philura, daughter of Moses, and Cynthia [Wilson] Southard. 
She was horn in Vermont, December 8, 1808, and died at 
Pontiac, Mich., June 14, 1842. They had four children, the 
three first were born in Addison, Vt., the last at Summerfield, 
Mich. 

1421* Cyrus Henby,^ b. Jan. 16, 18.30; d. May 23, 1867. 

1422* Mabtha Helkn,9 b. Mar. 12, 1832. 

1423 Albeet Allen,« b. Oct. 2, 1833; d. Aug. 8, 1855. 

1424* Delia Ann Elmina,^ b. Sept. 14, 1836. 

Ely Stone was married second, June 5, 1845, to Adeline 
Coffin. She was born at Nantucket, Mass., May 18, 1806, and 
died at Conway, Mich., August 13, 1858. They had two 
children born at Conway. 

1425 Adeline Coffin,^ b. Apr. 27, 1S46; d. Apr. 27, 1846. 

1426* Emaline,3 b. July 31, 1847. 

On October 14, 1859, Ely Stone Balch married Maria Wil- 
cox. He was a farmer. About 1834, he moved with his 
family to Michigan in which state he continued to live, first 
at Pontiac, and finally in Conway. 

709. Alden,8 oldest son of 363 Abner' and Lydia P. 
[Alden] Balch, was born in 1798, and died in 1813. 

711. Abner.s son of 363 Abner" and Lydia P. [Alden] 
Balch, was born January 1, 1804, and died November 13, 1888. 
He was a farmer also a carder, dyer and fuller, and was an 
exemplary man. He married Lydia Woodbury, September 2, 
1830. They lived at St. Johnsbury, Bath, and Luninburg, 
Vt., and had seven children. 

1427* Eliza H.,» b. July 19, 1S32; d. Dec. 8, 1863. 

1428* Almiba.s b. July 2, 1834; d. Nov. 25, 1801. 

1429* William Henky.^ b. Jan. 11, 1837; d. Nov. 13, 1865. 

1430 ALFBED.^b. June 11, 1839; killed at battle of Fair Oaks, June 
1, 1862, Fifth N. H. Volunteers. 

1431* Ellen J.,» b. Feb. 27, 1842. 

1432 Levi C.^ b. 1841; d. Dec, 1850. 

1433* Bybon Blis8,» b. Nov. 23, 1848. 



ALiT-ED BALCn, — LEBANOX, N. H., TISKILWA, ILL. 225 

712. Eliza/ daughter of 363 Abner" and Lydia P. [Alden] 
Balch, was bom February 8, 1805, and died December 6, 1826. 
She married Aaron Hayes of Lebanon, N. H. They had on& 
son born at Lebanon, Horace Alden, who was born July 26, 
1826, and died October 3, 1895. He was married October 
28, 1852, to Lucy Ann Fellows, who was born at Lyme, March 
6, 1833. They had seven children, the first born at Windsor, 
Vermont, the second at St. Johnsbury and the others at 
Groveton, N. H. Charles Melroy, b. Oct. 28, 1853 ; Edith 
Balch, b. Sept. 15, 1857 ; Winifred Lucy, b. Apr. 1, 1861 ; 
John Alden, b. Nov. 6, 1864 ; Annie Grace, b. Dec. 28, 1867, 
d. June 29, 1868 ; William Henrj% b. Apr. 4, 1871 ; Blanche 
Adelyn, b. Feb. 12, 1874. 

713. Alfred.s son of 363 Abner" and Lydia P. [Alden] 
Balch, was born January 8, 1806, at St. Johnsbury, Vt. ; and 
died at Lebanon, N. H., April 11, 1892. He was a twin to 
Albert, who died the same year. He was married, September 
3, 1843, to Elizabeth Fellows, daughter of Alvah and Eliza- 
beth [Fellows] Cory, at Lebanon, N. H. She was born at 
Thetford, Vermont, June 19, 1826. They lived at Lebanon,. 
N. H., until 1856, then in Illinois for two years, and after- 
ward at Hanover, N. H. Mrs. Balch is now at Tiskilwa,. 
111. The following are their children. 

1434* Ellen Almiba,=> b. May 31, 1844. 

1435* Chaeles Pabkhdbst,'* b. Aug. 10, 1845. 

1436* Plinxy Earl,' b. .Jan. 35, 1847. 

1437* Fkank Moktimek," b. June 10, 1849. 

1438 Xed Eugene,<> b. Feb. 25, 1S51; unm; living in Chicago. 

1439* Alice Maud,** b. Jan 21, 1853. 

1440* Rosalie,' b. Sept. 6, 1855. 

1441* Alvah Abnek,' b. Sept. 5, 1857. 

1442 Jessie,' b. May 1, 1859; d. unm. Jan., 1878. 

1443 Alfbed Alden,' b. Oct. 4, 18&5; unm. ; living in Boston, Mass. 

1444 Clarence Hepworth,' b. Jan. 5, 1868 ; unm. ; living in Boston. 

715. Lydia,* daughter of 363 Abner^ and Lydia P. 
[Alden] Balch, was born in 1808 and died in 1829. She 
married her sister Eliza's widower, Aaron Hayes and had one 
child who died young. 



226 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

716. Almira A.,8 daughter of 363 Abner" and Lydia P. 
[Alden] Balch, was born August 5, 1811, and is living in 
Boston. She was married December 1, 1852, to Frank, son 
of David and Balinda [Hadlock] Rowell. He was born at 
Weare, N. H., February 1, 1832. They have no children. 
Mr. Rowell is a photographer. 

717. Albert.s son of 363 Abner" and Lydia P. [Alden] 
Balch, was born in 1814, and was killed in a railroad acci- 
dent, Feb., 1854. He was married to Lois Balcom, of Meri- 
den, N. H. They lived at Lebanon, N. IL, and St. Johns- 
bury, Vermont, and two children were born at each place. 

1445 SusAN,8 b. ; d. y. 

1446 Charles Gleason,^ b. ; was a soldier in the Union Army 

and was drowned at Hilton Head, N. C. 

1447 JosHLTA.eb. 

1448 Elizabeth,^ b. 

719. Sarah Stanley ,» eldest daughter of 367 Benjamin^ 
and Sarah [Stanley] Balch, was born at St. Johnsbury, Vt., 
November 24, 1809 and lives at Sayre, Pa. She married 
Russell M. Badger, and by him had one son, RoUo M., b. 
Jan. 1, 1849 ; m. Mar. 19, 1879, Maria M. Hutchins. 

721. BeDJamin,^ eldest son of 367 Benjamin^ and Sarah 
[Stanley] Balch, was born at St. Johnsbmy, Vt., June 13, 
1812, and lived at Union, N. Y. He died July 15, 1894. About 
1840, he married Lucy Gary, by whom he had six children. 
She was born August 22, 1818. 

1449 JuDSON,^ b. Sept. 6, 1842; d. in the army unm. in his 23d year. 

1450 Mary," b. Feb. 2.3, 1845; d. unm. in her 18th year. 
1451» Sarah Bella,' b. May 26, 1849. 

llfi f r™ick,' ! '^'^'' "^^ J">y 28, 1852. 

1454 Nettie BEN,3b. June 18, 1858. 

722. Matthew Stanley ,« son of 367 Benjamin' and 
Sarah [Stanley] Balch, was born August 4, 1813, at St. 
Johnsbury, Vt., and died Oct. 20, 1844. About 1840 he was 
married to Maria Eldridge, by whom he had two children. 

1455 Clary.s b. June 27, 1841. 
1456» ELN0RA,9b. 1843; d. 



JAMES BKITTON BALCH, — TJKION, NANTICOKB, N. T. 227 

725. James Britton.s son of 367 Benjamin' and Sarah 
[Stanley] Balch, was born June 22, 1819, at St. Johnsbury, 
Vt., and is now living at Nanticoke, N. Y. He was married 
at Union, N. Y., May 15, 1847, to Phoebe Eliza, daughter of 
David and Esther (Hempstraugh) Decker. She was born at 
Campville, N. Y., June 13, 1818. Their three eldest children 
were born at Union, N. Y., and the youngest at Bingham- 
ton. 

1457 ViBGiNiA,^ b. May 1, 1848; unm. ; lives at Union, N. T. 

1458* Esther Alicb,^ b. Oct. 4, 1850. 

1459* Thuk,' b. Oct. 19, 1852. 

1460* Emma Ank Stanlet,^ b. Mar. 25, 1856. 

726. Lucy H..^ daughter of 367 Benjamin^ and Sarah 
[Stanley] Balch, was born Feb. 12, 1821. She married 
Thomas Twining, January 14, 1849, and to them was born 
one son, Thomas Dick, b. Oct. 22, 1849. He married in 
1870, Dorinda M., daughter of James Cogswell, and to them 
were born two children. Guy Elmer, b. Apr. 7, 1871 ; Merta, 
b. Mar. 8, 1878. 

727. Benjamin Franklin.^ son of 367 Benjamin" and 
Sarah [Stanley] Balch was born December 8, 1822. He was 
married August 4, 1851, to Miriam Clark, by whom he had 
three children. They live at Binghamton, N. Y. 

1461 Emmbt Lee,8 b. May 10, 1854. 

1462 EvEKETT B.,9 b. Dec. 19, 1860. 

1463 Rosa L.,^ b. Feb. 12, 1867. 

728. Lydia M.,^ daughter of 367 Benjamin^ and Sarah 
[Stanley] Balch, was born December 24, 1827, and was mar- 
ried to Samuel Weed, March 4, 1856, and had three children. 
Lilla B., b. Nov. 15, 1857 ; Samuel Everett, b. Aug. 14, 1859; 
Nella M., b. Feb. 12, 1869. She lives at Buffalo, N. Y. 

729. Laura Olive,^ daughter of 368 Sylvanus^ and 
Catherine [Wetherby] Balch, was born at Concord, Vermont, 
June 24, 1820, and died at Littleton, New Hampshire, May 
24, 1873. She was married, in 1847, to Franklin, son of 
Joseph Tilton, of Danville, Vermont. He was a man of 



aao EIGHTH GENERATION. 

prominence in Littleton, and a successful merchant. They 
had five children, all born in Littleton. 

John Franklin, b. 

"William Henbt, b. Jan. 23, 1852, a clothing merchant at San 

Francisco, C'al. 
Fredeuick Albert, b. ; d. May 30, 1893 at Spokane, Wash. ; 

m. Hattie Grace Sample, of Littleton; children, Luna Belle, 

Franklin Pearce, Isabel, and William Henry. 
Mart Balch. 
Cabrie, b. ; m. Dr. M. F. Young, of Littleton, N. H. Two 

sons, Ililei/ Tilton and Willard F. 

730. John Wetherby.s son of 368 Sylvanus' and Cath- 
erine [Wetherby] Balch, was born at Concord, Vt., May 20, 
1824. He was married July 23, 1849, to Miss Louisa C, 
daughter of Solomon and Sally Stevens of Barnet, Vt. She 
was born at Barnet, June 12, 1827, and died at Marshall- 
town, Iowa, February 11, 1887. They had two sons. 

1464* Albert F.,^ b. April 11, 1855. 
1465* Phineas S.," b. April 27, 1857. 

John W. was a merchant and farmer at Littleton, N. H. 
for more than 20 years. In 1865, he removed to St. Johns- 
bury, Vt., and formed the company of " Ely, Balch & Co." 
manufacturers of hoes and forks. In 1887 he was living at 
St. Johnsbury, a dealer in furniture, under the firm name of 
" Hall & Balch." 

731. Samuel Albert/ son of 368 Sylvanus' and Cath- 
erine (Wetherby) Balch, was born June 11, 1828, and died 
in San Francisco, California, May 14, 1895. He was married 
in New York city about 1862, to Agnes Lacy, a native of 
Ireland, and a Roman Catholic. She died Jan. 31, 1886, 
aged 52 years. They had two daughters, both born in New 
York. 

1466* Mary E.,* b. June 22, 1863. 

1467 Eliza J.,' b. Aug. 23, 1867 ; d. Oct. 6, 1876. 

Samuel Albert worked for many years for the Knicker- 
bocker Ice Co., of New York, then he went to California and 
engaged in mining and farming. He then returned east and 



JAMES BALCH, — LUNENBUEG, VT. 229 

engaged in the ice business again. About 1882 he returned 
to the Pacific coast. He was of quiet, gentle disposition, but 
extremely reticent, and never told his family who his relatives 
were, or told his brother of his marriage. Because of his 
prolonged absence from home, his daiigliter, Mrs. Smalley, 
became anxious after his welfare, and in the spring of 1893 
her husband looked in the New York directory, and finding 
the son of the author of this Genealogy with a similar name, 
called at his office and made known the facts concerning 
his father-in-law's marriage. As Samuel Albert had not com- 
municated with his brother in Vermont for some time, it 
was not possible to obtain his address at the time. Early in 
the next year, Samuel Albert suddenly appeared at his 
daughter's home, was shown his genealogical record and ad- 
mitted that it was correct. He remained for a few days and 
then suddenly disappeared. Notice of his death was pub- 
lished in a San Francisco paper ; it was cut out and sent to 
the author of the Genealogy by a correspondent in Tacoma, 
and through it Mrs. Smalley first learned of her father's death 
just three months after it occurred. 

732. Selinda.s daughter of 370 Adin" and Martha [Gee] 
Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., February 1, 1812. She 
married, when quite young, a Mr. Carby, a farmer, and was 
the mother of fourteen children, of whom none were twins- 
They moved about considerably. 

734. James.s son of 370 Adin'^ and Martha [Gee] Balch, 
was born at Lunenburg, Vt., February 23, 1816, and died 
February 27, 1894. He was a shoemaker. For many years 
he played the bass viol in the Baptist Churcli choir at Lunen- 
burg. He married Fannie Smith, who was born April 3, 
1816, and died March 31, 1887. They had seven childi-en, 
all born in Lunenburg, Vermont. 

1468- Sylvia 'W.,^h. Sept. 29, 1839; d. Oct. 15, 1892. 
1469* Emeline M.,0 b. Nov. 5, 1840; d. July 27, 1874. 
1470* Austin A.,« b. Jan. 8, 1842. 



230 EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

1471 William J.,» b. Oct. 18, 1843; d. July 8, 1868; m. Mary Hub- 

bard. 

1472 Matilda C.,» b. Aug. 17, 1845; m. June 3, 1874, Martin V. B. 

Vance. 
1473* Gardner H.,« b. Dec. 7, 1848. 
1474 Lucy E.," b. Aug. 8, 1852; m. John B, Blandin. 

735. Edward Austin.^ son of 370 Adin^ and Martha 
[Gee] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., June 16, 1817, 
and died November 12, 1891, at Harmon, Illinois, where he 
was a farmer. He was a fine singer. He was married April 
20, 1847, to Mary, daughter of William and Betsy [Davis] 
Ingerson. She was born at Jefferson, N. H., December 26, 
1813. They had three children of whom one died young. 

1475* Laura L.,^ b. Feb. 15, 1848, at Lunenburg, Vt. 
1476* George Edward,« b. Oct. 25, 1853, at Jefferson, N. H. 

736. William,8 son of 370 Adin' and Martha [Gee] 
Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., May 1, 1819, and died 
September 6, 1842. He married Lucy Ann Moss. A few 
minutes before his death he sang with great pathos the hymn 
" All is well." 

737. Martha.s daughter of 370 Adin' and Martha [Gee] 
Balch, was born at Lunenburg, April 17, 1821. She married 
a well to do farmer, and lived on one farm all her life, and 
had five sons and three daughters. She was a most excel- 
lent woman and a fine singer. 

738. Caroline Matilda,^ daughter of 370 Adin" and 
Martha [Gee] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., April 21, 
1824, and died at Pewamo, Mich., June 2, 1885. Slie was 
buried at Lebanon, Mich. She had a fiue alto voice, trained 
for concert singing. On December 8, 1849, she was married 
to William Henry, son of George and Louisa [Hovey] 
Woodworth. He was born at Dorchester, N. H., on January 
14, 1828. They had one son, Henry Dodge, b. March 10, 
1851, at Salem Falls, N. H. He was married, Nov. 27, 1873, 
to Maggie H. Rose, daughter of Almon Rose and Cai-oliue 
[Brown] Kraus. She was born at Lyons, Mich., March 5, 
1856. Henry Dodge is a farmer at Pewamo, Mich. Their 



GEORGE SHERMAN BALCH, — LUNENBURG, VT. 231 

children are as follows : Bertha, b. Nov. 6, 1874 ; Vera, b. 
June 11, 1878 ; Bela, b. July 31, 1880 ; Vida, b. July 31, 
1882 ; Thomas, b. March 4, 1887 ; Pliny Lawton, b. June 8, 
1889 ; William Henry, b. Feb. 26, 1892 ; Caroline, b. April 
28, 1893 ; Dorothy, b. April 13, 1895. 

739. Rachel.s daughter of 370 Adin" and Martha [Gee] 
Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., May 23, 1826, and lives 
at Pewamo, Michigan. She married, in 1857, George D. 
Pennington, who was born in England, and died at Pewamo, 
Mich., in April, 1867, from disease caused by service in the 
army. He was a cabinet maker at Pewamo. 

Rachel married a second time, December 8, 1885, William 
H. Woodworth, whose first wife was her sister, Caroline M. 
His business is farming and lumbering. From 1873 to 1885 
he was Judge of Probate for the county of lona, Mich. 
Rachel was a fine singer. She has no children. 

740. Elizabeth H.,« daughter of 370 Adin^ and Martha 
[Gee] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., January 6, 1828, 
and died August 19, 1878. She married, first, Leonard 
Pierce, a well to do farmer. No issue. She married second 
a Mr. Neigh, by whom she had one child. 

741. George Sherman,* son of 370 Adin" and Martha 
[Gee] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, September 16, 1833, 
and has always lived in that town, and is a manufacturer of 
sleighs, carriages and caskets. He was one of the Balch 
Concert Company. On April 6, 1853, he was married to M- 
Eliza, daughter of Rev. Jeremiah and Weltha [Wood] Glins i 
of Lunenburg. She was born in that town, February 8, 
1835, and died there, July 28, 1887. Their five children were 
born in the same town. 

1477* William E.,» b. Feb. 3, 1854. 

1478* George A.," b. Sept. 27, 18.55. 

1479* HEBBEitr F.,» b. Sept. 28, 1857. 

1480* KA.BL 0.,» b. July 4, 18G0. 

1481 Annie W.,« b. Auj;. 21, 1871. 

742. Isaac A.,* son of 370 Adin" and Martha [Gee] 



232 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

Balch, was born at Lunenburg, September 10, 1836. He was 
married June 3, 1860, to Abbie J. Wallace, of Concord, Vt. 
Shortly after his marriage he removed from Lunenburg to 
Lyons, Michigan, where he was a successful teacher of mu- 
sic. He is the owner of a large farm, and has an apiary of 
over 300 colonies of bees. He has no children. 

743. Louisa E.,^ youngest daughter of 370 Adin' and 
Martha [Gee] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., March 16, 
1838. She married, first, J. E., son of Rev. Jeremiah and 
Weltha [Wood] Glins. He was born at Concord, N. H., in 
1830, and was a teacher and composer of both instrumental 
and vocal music. He volunteered and served in the civil 
war as a band master. They had one son, Frank Gay, b. 
April 22, 1869. 

Louisa E. married second Peter J., son of Christien Speicher, 
a farmer at Goble, Michigan. He was born April 3, 1835, at 
Milford, Penn.; they have one son, Benjamin M., b. May 17, 
1871. 

Louisa E., at the age of ten years, traveled with her brother 
Geo. S. and sisters Caroline and Rachel, giving concerts 
through the Eastern States, under the name of the Balch 
Family. Her first husband was one of the Concert Company. 

For many years she has been a member and the leader of 
the choir of the Baptist Church at Goble. Her two sons are 
musical and are members of the band at Goble. 

746. Lura,^ daughter of 371 William" and Lucy [How- 
land] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., September 1, 1822, 
and died Oct. 17, 1893. She was married, December 14, 
1844, to Caleb Johnson, a farmer, who was born at Lunenburg, 
June 10, 1814 ; and died July 20, 1889. They always lived 
at Lunenburg, and their children were all born in that town. 
William, b. Oct. 31, 1845; m. l.ouisa Wheeler, Oct. 19, 1871. He 
is a farmer, and lives at Ferris, Cal. They have three 
children: Grace L., b. June 24, 1878; Mabel J5., b. Dec, 
1, 1881; Harry A., b. Aug. 18, 1885. 
Washington, b. May 19, 1848; m. Jenney Manley, Dec. 18, 1871. 
He resides at Grand Junction, la., and is an engineer. 



GEOEGE BALCH, — DAVENPORT, lA. 233 

They have four cliiklren : Irving W., b. Aug. 8, 1876; 

Ernest W., b. May 5, 18S0; Charlott G., b. Aug. 25, 1885; 

Mildred P., b. Jan. 17, 1889. 
Jebome, b. Nov. 21, 1849; d. Mar. 2, 1883; m. Lizzie L. Dodge, 

Nov. 21, 1877. He was a farmer; they had two children: 

Vernon P., b. May 26, 1879; Inez H. b. Feb. 21, 1881. 
Lucy M., b. June 21, 1854; ni. Albert J. Morton, June 17, 1882. 

They have one daughter, Laura B,, b. Mch. 28, 1893. 
Alonzo, b. Apr. 24, 1857. 
Belinda, b. Oct. 17, 1859; live.s at South Lunenburg, Vt. 

751. Electa,^ daughter of 371 William'' and Lucy [How- 
land] Balch. was born at Lunenburg, Vt., April 28, 1832, and 
died in the same town, Marcli 13, 1888. She was married, 
September 14, 1854, to Timothy Powers, a farmer ; he was 
born at Lunenburg, April 27, 1827. They always lived in 
Lunenburg, and their four children were born there. 

Julia A., b. Aug. 28, 1850; m. Jan. 27, 1880, Judson Olcot, a 
farmer. They live at Lunenburg, and have had three 
children: Glen Edison, b. Apr. 21, 1881; Boy Berton, b. 
Dec. 30, 1886; d. Sept. 4, 1888; Nina Electa, b. Oct. 7, 
1S89. 
Nellie A., b. Mar. 24, 1860; d. Feb. 12, 1890; m. Nelson D. 

Holmes, of Brockton, Mass,, a carpenter. 
Eugene C, b. Apr. 30, 1864. 
Eenest W., b. Jan. 22, 1874. 

753. George,^ son of 372 James'' and Nancy [Moore] 
Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., August 5, 1821, and was 
killed by the cars at Davenport, Iowa, January 2, 1880, and 
was buried at Davenport. He was married at Concord, Vt., 
May 27, 1844, to Elizabeth H. Aldrich, who was born at Troy, 
Vt. They had two children. 

1482* Feank a., 9 b. May 14, 1847. 

1483 Ellen,» b. Mar. 13, 1852; d. June 1, 1857. 

After George's marriage they resided at Concord, Vt., for 
five years, then they removed to Milford, Mass., where they 
lived nine years, and then they removed to Davenport, Iowa, 
where his widow still resides. 

754. Stephen Moore,* son of 372 James^ and Nancy 
[Moore] Balch, was born at Concord, Vt, February 12, 1826. 
He was a commission merchant at San Francisco, California, 



234 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

where he died December 20, 1876 ; he was buried ia the 
Masonic Cemetery of San Francisco. He was married in 
Boston, Mass., March 13, 1852, to Olive A. Kimball, of 
Kennebeck, Maine. She was born July, 1820. They had 
two children. 

1484 Ella A.,' b. at San Francisco, July 13, 1858; d. Sept. 3, 1858. 
1485* Addie Louise,' b. at Kennebeck, Me., Oct. 8, 1860. 

755. Susan,^ daughter of 374 John^ and Lucy [Bowen] 
Balch, was born February 3, 1786. She married Alexander 
Harrison. They lived at Onondaga, N. Y., and their eight 
children were born in that town. Peggy Ann ; Susan ; Em- 
erson ; John ; Sprague ; Thomas ; Alexander ; AUet. 

756. Anna,^ daughter of 374 John' and Lucy [Bowen] 
Balch, was born October 4, 1787. She married Chauncey 
Brockett. They had four children ; then they moved to 
Ohio, and nothing more is known of them ; their children 
were Hosea, Nancy, Lucy Ann and Matilda. 

758. Lucy,^ daughter of 374 John" and Lucy [Bowen] 
Balch, was born November 20, 1791, and died at Norvell, 
Mich., October 10, 1861. She married William Marlatt, by 
whom she had four children, Maria, Lucy Ann, James and 
Seneca. 

759. John,^ son of 374 John" and Lucy [Bowen] Balch, 
was born December 20, 1793, and died at Norvell, Mich., 
October 10, 1868. He was married to Sybil, daughter of 
Lemuel Barrow. She was born in 1788, and died August 
3, 1858. John resided at Marcellus, N. Y., and at Norvell, 
Mich. Their three children were born at Marcellus, N. Y. 

1486* Abigail,' b. Dec. 12, 1815; d. May 9, 1891. 
1487* James," b. May 7, 1819; d. Feb. 14, 1892. 
1488* Adklphia,* b. Dec. 12, 1821; d. 

760. Ira.s son of 374 John^ and Lucy [Bowen] Balch, 
was born May 20, 1796, and died at Sodus, N. Y., August 29, 
1861. He was married about 1820 to Margaret, daughter of 
George Baker. She was born June 21, 1804, and died Sep- 
tember 15, 1864. Ira was a farmer at Sodus, N. Y. Their 



DAVID BALCH, — RIDGEWAY, MEDINA, N. Y. 236 

eight youngest children were born in that town, and the two 
eldest at Onondaga, N. Y. 

1489 LiTA.'b. Sept. 18, 1822; d. unm., Oct. 30, 1838. 

1490* Holland,' b. Jan. 31, 1825. 

1491* Maet,9 b. July 21, 1827; d. March 20, 1892. 

1492 Jane,' b. Nov. 9, 1829; lives at Mount Morris, Michigan. 

1493 EUPHKASIA,' b. July 21, 1832; d. July 12, 1860. 
1494* Gasoline,' b. May 28, 1835; d. Aug. 30, 1889. 
1495 Olive,' b. Feb. 11, 1838; d. Dec. 19, 1849. 
1496* Okkin,' b. June 4, 1840. 

1497 John,' b. Jan. 15, 1843; lives at Mount Morris, Michigan. 

1498 Amanda,' b. Aug. 17, 1845; lives at Mount Morris; m. Granger. 

762. Oalista,^ daughter of 374 John' and Lucy [Bowen] 
Balch, was born August 12, 1801, and died at Onondaga, N. 
Y. She married Sylvester Harroun, by whom she had ten 
children, all born at Onondaga : Emma, Narcissa, Seth, Cor- 
nelia, Roxy, Albert, Alexander, Wesley, Fletcher, William. 

763. Oelinda,^ daughter of 374 John" and Lucy [Bowen] 
Balch, was born August 12, 1801, a twin to Calista. She 
married George Baker, and had six children ; Fanny, Laura, 
Byron, Elsie, Frank, Willard. 

764. DavidjS son of 374 John" and Lucy [Bowen] 
Balch, was born at Colerain, Massachusetts, July 2, 1804, and 
is living at Medina, New York. On February 20, 1831, he 
was married to Polly, daughter of Jude and Joyce [Baher] 
Comstock. She was born at Onondaga, N. Y., February 10, 
1811, and died February 5, 1895. David is a farmer, and 
lived many years at Ridge way, N. Y., where his six children 
were born. 

1499* Jude Henry,' b. July 5, 1833. 

1500* Lydia Almira,' b. Nov. 8, 1835. 

1501 Francis,' b. April I, 1S;38; d. Aug. 21, 1838. 

1502* William Jackson,' b. Feb. 18, 1843. 

1503* Charles Irwin,' b. Feb. 10, 1849. 

1604* Martha Ann,' b. Sept. 16, 1851. 

765. Stephen.^ son of 375 William" and Elizabeth [Hall] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., November 29, 1787, and 
died at Algonquin, Illinois, December 22, 1874, and was 
buried at Elgin, Illinois. Rev. William S. Balch officiated at 



ilSb KIGHTII GEXERATION. 

his funeral. He was a farmer, a Republican, and a member 
of the Church of the Disciples. On December 25, 1809, he 
married Polly, daughter of Zalmon Terrell. She was born 
February 7, 1790, and died at Elgin, Februaiy 10, 1872. 
They had twelve children, all born in the state of New York. 

1505* Horace," b. JaD. 2, 1811. 

1506* .Jasper,' b. Sept. 11, 1812; d. .Tan. 19, 1891. 

1507* DiANTHA,9 b. Sept. 16, 1814; d. Dec. 9, 1848. 

1508 Phoebe,'' b. June 15, 1817; d. unm. March 2ti, 1S86. 

1509* PHiLANDfiR,3 b. Feb. IS, 1819. 

1510* Laura,9 b. July 10, 1821; d. July 2, 1891. 

1511* Albert,' b. March 30, 182.3. 

1512* Matilda,' b. Sept. 17, 1S25. 

1513* LrciNDA,' b. Nov. .30, 18;i7. 

1514 Xelsox,' b. Oct. 20, 1829; d. unm. Jan. 2, 18.53. 

1515* Harriet,' b. Feb. 4, 1832. 

1516* Melixda,' b. Nov. 2, 1835; d. 

769. Phebe.s daughter of 375 William" and Elizabeth 
[Hall] Balch, was born at Onondaga, N. Y., June 26, 1796, 
and died at Marcellus, N. Y., in 1875. She was married Oc- 
tober 26, 1810, to Seneca Hunt, of Onondaga. He was the 
son of Seneca Hunt, and was born June 19, 1766, and died 
at Onondaga, March 31, 1847. He was a carpenter, and they 
resided at Onondaga and Marcellus, N. Y. They had ten 
children : Stephen, b. Aug. 10, 1812 ; Jehial, Sarah Ann, 
Jasper, Senaca, Betsey Ann, Adeline, William, Henry, Cor- 
ridon. 

774, Marvin/ son of 376 Israel" and Sarah [ ] 

Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., March 1, 1793. Whether 
he married or not has not been ascertained. The Connecti- 
cut Records show that Marvin enlisted from Groton in Amos 
Chaff e's company, serving from Aug. 23 to Oct. 26, 1814. 

778. Ann,8 daughter of 377 Bezaleel" and Ruth [Davis] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., August 18, 1789, and died 
at South Coventry, Ct., September 7, 1845. She was married 
to Samuel, son of Jerome Topliff, of Coventry, October 28, 
1819. He was born at South Coventry, October 8, 1789, ajid 
died in the same town August 29, 1850, and both he and hia 



JOHN BALCH, — CORTLAND, N. Y. 237 

wife were buried in that town. He was a farmer. They had 
seven children all born at Coventry. 

Samuel D., b. July 13, 1820. 

Aakon p., b. May 20, 1822; d. May 28, 1833. 

Bavid B., b. Got. 31, 1823; d. June 12, 1831. 

John S., b. July 9, 1824; m. Zerviah F. Standish, June 2, 1851, who 
was born Mar. 17, 1825. She was a sister to Lucius Green 
Standish, who married Mary, the youngest daughter of Bez- 
aleel Balch. John S. and Zerviah F. had two children. Miles 
Standish, b. March 23, 1852; m. Mary Kenyon, and resides at 
Andover, Ct. Fanny S., b. Oct. 17, 1853; d. Dec. 23, 1863. 

Andrew J., b. Mar. 23, 1828; m. first, Mary Bascom, had one 
child Mary, b. in 1861. 

Ehoda Ann, b. Oct. 13, 1830; d. June 15, 1847. 

David W., b. June 29, 1833. 

779. John,8 son of 377 BezaleeF and Ruth [Davis] Balch, 
was born at Mansfield, Ct., December 7, 1791, and died at 
Momence, 111., April 3, 1868. He was married April 10, 1816, 
to Almira Stowell, who was born at Mansfield, Ct., June 21, 
1793, and died at Momence, May 17, 1886. He was a stone- 
mason, and resided most of his life in Cortland Co., N. Y. 
He enlisted in a Connecticut regiment in 1814, but the war 
closed before the regiment was sent into the field. 

1517* Fidelia ANN,3b. June 9, 1825. 

1518 Horace Orlando,' b. Mar. 31, 1827; lived at Wichita, K. 

1519* Emma Melvina,' b. Oct. 11, 1831. 

1520* Mary Jane,' b. April 9, 1833. 

1521* John Ransom," b. Jan. 18, 1835. 

1522 Betsey Eoxana,' b. July 30, 1841. 

780. Ruth,8 daughter of 377 BezaleeF and Ruth [Davis] 
Balch, was born at jNIausfield, Ct., September 7, 1794, and died 
at Blauvelt, New York, April 13, 1875. She was buried in 
New York Baj' Cemetery at Jersey City, N. J. She was mai- 
ried October 23, 1822, to Philip Mackenzie, a ship carpenter. 
He was born at Ross Shire, Scotland, June 24, 1783, and died 
in New York city, October 30, 1842. They had five children, 
the three eldest were born at Springfield, Mass., the other two 
at New York city. 

Philip Wallace, b. Jan. 27, 1824: d. May 24, 1891. He was an 
inventor and niauufacturer. 



238 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

Helen Mar, b. Sept. 23, 1825 ; resides at Pearl River, New York, 

is a teacher and writer. She is a member of the Episcopal 

Church, and an active member of the Woman's Christian 

Temperance Union. 

Walter Scott, b. Aug. 18, 1828; d. spring of 1871, was a jeweler. 

He removed to California in 1852, and died there. 
Andrew, b. Oct. 10, 1831. He has been a machinist, but is now 
at Pearl Kiver. He enlisted as a private in the 170th New 
Tork Infantry Volunteers and served from Sept. 6, 1862, to 
the close of the war, was wounded near Petersburg, Va., June 
16, 1864. 
Mart Fanny, b. Sept. 12, 1834. Is a teacher, and has been en- 
gaged in schools in New Tork city and vicinity. She is a 
member of the Episcopal church, and interested in the tem- 
perance cause. 
This family are Republicans. Mrs. Mackenzie was a Con- 
gregationalist. Before her marriage she was a school teacher, 
and through her life she took a deep interest in education and 
missionary work. 

782. Elizabeth,^ daughter of 377 BezaleeF and Ruth 
[Davis] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., April 25, 1799, 
and died January 3, 1877, at Colchester, Ct. She married 
James Ashton, of Ashton, England, and had three children. 

Oliver Cromwell, b. July 28, 1882 ; m. first, Oct, 22, 1860, 

Eunice S. Marsh, of Colchester, Ct. ; m. second, June 24, 

1896, Mrs. Ouiss J. Oilman. 
Elizabeth, b. May 2, 1835; m. Dec. 18, 1865, John H. Talcott; 

lives at Silver Creek, N. T. 
James T., b. Aug. 1, 1836; m. Sept. 19, 1865, Mary Lou Stevens, 

of Bryan, Ohio, where they reside; children, Clara E., James 

T., Fred W., Walter *'., Emma Lou. 

783. Panny.s daughter of 377 BezaleeF and Ruth 
[Davis] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Connecticut, June 21, 
1801, and died at Tolland, Connecticut, February 1, 1885. 
She was a woman of great courage and endurance. She was 
married to Jabez, son of David and Mercy (Clark) West, of 
Lebanon, Connecticut. He was born in that town February 22, 
1799, and died at Tolland, August 11, 1869. He was a 
blacksmith and farmer. Their nine children were all born at 
Colchester, Ct. 



FANNY [BALCH] WEST, — COLCHESTEE, CT. 239 

Mart E., b. Feb. 19, 1825; m. Feb. 19, 1845, Albert W. Lamb. 

He left for California in 1850, and was never heard from. 

She was at Hai-tford, Ct. ; two sons, Frank A. and AdeWert W. 
Fannt H., b. April 3, 1827; m. Apr. .3, 1844; William C. Thomp- 
son. He died Oct. 12, 1860. She lives at Waterbury, Ct. ; 

two daughters, Mary F. and Julia H. 
AtJBBLiA M., b. Nov. 28, 1828; d. Dec. 17, 1882; m. Charles H. 

Stebbins; one son, Charles F. 
Susan M., b. Apr. 29, 1831; d. Apr. 3, 1892; m. Sept. 19, 1852, 

Thomas Burt, at Tolland, Ct. He d. Apr. 3, 1881; children, 

George W. and Susan M. live at Holyoke, Mass. 
Caroline N., b. Feb. 23, 1833; m. May, 1853, James W. Burton. 

He d. Jan., 1882; three children, William J., Carrie E., and 

Lillian E. 
Jabez C, b. Jan. 6, IS.SS; d. Apr. 11, 1865. 
Okben C, b. Jan. 18, 1837; m. Amanda Waller; one daughter, 

Fanny; m. second, Elizabeth M. Fuller; one daughter, Grace 

Balch. 
Julius C, b. Jan. 14, 1839; m. Martha J. Charter; children, Julius 

S., Nettie B., Walter P., Howard, Evelyne H., Byron E. 
William W., b. Oct. 28, 1841; d. Apr. 29, 1844. 

784. Ahimaaz,^ son of 377 BezaleeF and Ruth [Davis] 
Balch was born at Mansfield, Ct., April 1, 1803, and is not 
now' living. He married Sarah Way, of Colchester, Ct., and 
had one son by her. 

1523* John," b. 

Ahimaaz married second, Eliza, daughter of Nehemiah 
Lee, of Colchester, Ct., and by her he had two more children. 
1524* Betsey Morgan,' b. 
1525* Frances Ann,' b. 

785. Mary ,8 daughter of 377 BezaleeF and Ruth [Davis] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., Oct. 3, 1809. She is living 
at Springville, N. Y. On September 7, 1834, she was married 
to Lucius Green Standish, who was born Sept. 7, 1812, and 
died May 3, 1882. He was a blacksmith. Their three chil- 
dren were born at Colchester, Connecticut. 

Mart Pamela, b. Mar. 20, 1840; m. Henry Miller, of Colches- 
ter, and they now reside in that town. 

Julia Frances, b. Nov. 27, 1843; m. Henry Ware, June 20, 1878. 
They reside at Springville, N. T. Ware is road master on 
the Rochester and Pittsburg R. R. ; one son, Lloyd, b. June 
29, 1879. 



240 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

George Gebb, b. Apr. 6, 1846; m. Nov. 22, 1883, Evalyn M. 
Webb, of Willimantic, Ct. She died June 28, 1886. One son, 
Heary Webb, b. Sept. 24, 1884, George G. is liead of tlie firm 
of Standisli & Thompson, boot and shoe dealers at Danbury, 
Ct. He m. second, Oct. 12, 1891, Harriet, daughter of Dr. 
George and Anna Miner. She was b. New Torlc City, June 
9, 1864. Three sons : Jl/y(es, b. Aug. 18, 1892; Livingston Miner, 
b. Mar. 29, 1894; George Wintkrop, b. Jan. 17, 1896. 

787a. Thomas Sumter,^ son of 382* Samuel Williams^ 
and Maria Randolph [Holmes] Balch, was born February 29, 
1812, at Rio Janeiro, Brazil, and died unmarried in 1884 in 
Texas. 

787b. Maria Glorianna,^ daughter of 382* Samuel 
Williams" and Maria Randolph [Holmes] Balch was born 
May 20, 1814, at Rio Janeiro and lives at New Brighton, 
Staten Island. 

787c. Emilia Abigails daughter of 382* Samuel 
Williams' and Maria Randolph [Holmes] Balch, was born 
July 1, 1816, at Roxbury, Massachusetts. She lived at New 
York City from 1823 to 1886, and now lives at New Brighton, 
Staten Island. 

787d. Natilie Oatharine.s daughter of 382* Samuel 
Williams" and Maria Randolph [Holmes] Balch, was born in 
1817 at Good Luck, New Jersey, and is living at Matteawan, 
New York. She was married in 1845 to William C. Free- 
man, a lawyer in New York City. Their childi-en are as 
follows : William Randolph, born Nov. 20, 1847, and died in 
Texas, 1892; Josephine Augusta, born April 20, 1851, m. 
John Wesley Chandler, a flour merchant in Chicago ; Catha- 
rine Maria, born November, 1859, m. Aaron Tice and lives at 
Matteawan, New York. 

787e. Louisa Anna Davidson,^ daughter of 382* 
Samuel Williams" and Maria Randolph [Bolmes] Balch was 
born December, 1819, at New Orleans, where she died un- 
married, Nov. 20, 1885. 

•See Addend.-! for .ulilitioiu-;! rcconis of 38l' Saimiel Williams Balch. 



SAMUEL WEST BAIiCH, — LYME, N. H. 241 

788. Ann Alexander.^ daughter of 385 Alexander^ and 
Ann [Clapp] Balch, was bom February 4, 1813, and died in 
Boston, May 12, 1885. She was married February 23, 1834, 
to Francis Dana Kidder, a merchant of Boston. They had 
one child, Frances Ann, born in Boston, June 14, 1835. She 
was married December 8, 1870, to Zabdiel Boylston Adams, 
M. D., son of Zabdiel Boylston Adams, M. D., and Sarah May 
[Holland] Adams, of Boston. He settled in Framingham in 
1867, and they have two children, Frances Boylston, b. 1872 ; 
Zabdiel Boylston, b. 1875. 

789. Samuel West.^ son of 389 Joshua^ and Nanny P. 
[Shaw] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., June 9, 1803, and 
died May 27, 1889. He married December 23, 183.5, Joanna 
E., daughter of Adna and Frances [Campbell] Perkins. She 
was born May 31, 1812, and died June 27, 1875. They had 
twelve children born at Lyme, New Hampshire. 

1526* Annah Maria,9 I twins h Tnlv 'i 1Rq7 

1527* LUCRETIA SOPHIA.S \ *^'°^' "• ""^'y °' ^^^'^ 

1528* Frances Campbell,'' b. Oct. 2, 18.39. 

1529 Sarah Perkins,^ b. Apr. 24, 1842; lives at Lyme, N. H. 

1530 West Shaw,9 b. July 9, 1843; d. Nov. 14, 1844. 

1531 West Shaw,^ b. May 16, 1845; d. May 18, 1848. 
1532* Charles Caeeol,^ b. Aug. 23, 1847. 

1533* West Shaw,^ b. May 16, 1849. 

1534 John Bunyan,» b. Mar. 17, 1850; d. Feb. 12, 1853. 

1535 Harriet Beecher,' b. Jan. 3, 1853; d. June 13, 1859. 

1536 Ellen Rugglbs,« b. Dec. 1, 1854; d. May .30, 1859. 

1537 Elizabeth Pritchard,' b. Dec. 12, 1856; d. Dec. 20, 1860. 

790. Julia,8 daughter of 389 Joshua^ and Nanny P. 
[Shaw] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., May 15, 1805, and 
died in 1893. She was married February 8, 1829, to Jonathan 
Kittredge. He was born July 17, 1793, graduated at Dart- 
mouth in 1813, read law in New York city, and settled /at 
Canaan, N. H., and represented the town for several yeai-s in 
the state legislature. He was appointed Chief Justice of the 
Court of Common Pleas, and removed to Concord, N. H., 
where he continued to reside until his death, which occurred 
April 8, 1864. He was distinguished as a pioneer in the 



242 EIGHTH GENEKATION. 

temperance niDvement. A lecture by him was the first de- 
livered and published in the state, January 8, 1827. They 
had nine children : Edgar Perry, b. Apr. 6, 1830 ; d. Mar. 5, 
1832. Julia Apphia, b. Oct. 18, 1831 ; d. Feb. 18, 1861, m. 
James Monroe Fallansbee, Jan. 2, 1854. Alfred Hamilton, b. 
July 31, 1833; m. Susan Frances Keefer, Jan. 11, 1865, 
Edward Cornelius Delevan, b. Dec. 29, 1834; d. Jan. 20, 
1879; m. Rosaline Holmes, May 9, 1871. Augustus Greeley, 
b. Sept. 30, 1836 ; d. Jan. 23, 1868. Ellen Maria, b. Dec. 7, 
1838 ; d. Aug. 11, 1839. Jonathan Perry, b. Dec. 13, 1840 ; 
resides at Concord, N. H. Henry and Fannie. 

791. Dan Shaw,^ son of 389 Joshua' and Nanny P. 
[Shaw] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., March 16, 1807, and 
died at Minneapolis, Minn., February 24, 1888. He was 
married November 2, 1834, to Dorothy Marston, daughter of 
Richard and Lettace Whittier. She was boru at Grafton, 
N. H., March 8, 1816, and died at Minneapolis, Minn., July 
21, 1886. They lived at Canaan, N. H., Bradford, Vt., 
Boscawen, Concord and Fisherville, N. H. In May, 1855, they 
moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. They had eleven children. 

1538* Foster Lamson," b. Sept. 19, 18.35, at Canaan, N. H. 

1539 Adeline Pbichard,' b. Jan. 13, 1837. 

1540* Henry Feanci8,9 b. Nov. 17, 1838. 

1541* Martha Jane.^ b. Nov. 8, 1S42. 

1542* Dan Whittibe,^ b. Sept. 28, 1844. 

1543* Fred Kittredge,^ b. Mar. 2, 1847. 

1544* Charles Joskph,^ b. Dec. 8, 1848. 

1545* George Shaw,' b. Apr. S, 1851. 

1546* William Clark,' b. Sept. 18, 1853. 

1547* Kate Gage,' b. Nov. 9, 1857. 

1548* Eva Dorothy,' b. June 8, 1860. 

795. Adna Perkins,^ son of 389 Joshua^ and Nanny P. 
[Shaw] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., November 30, 1817, 
and died at Hanover, N. H., May 28, 1889. He married first 
December 23, 1841, Julia A. Drake, by whom he had three 
children. 

1549 Helen A.,' b. May 8, 1843; d. at Hanover, N. H., Nov. 18, 1868. 

1550 Frank K.,' b. Feb. 23, 1845; died at Panama, United States of 

Columbia, April 13, 1883. 
1651 Edtvabd p.,' b. Feb. 1, 1850; d. at Shakopee, Minn., in 1876. 



FRANCIS B. BALCH, — LYME, N. H. 243 

Julia A. Drake died. Abner P. married, October 17, 
1855, Susan Brewster Bibby, of Paterson, N. J. She died at 
Hanover, N. H., March 3, 1889, aged 55 years. They had 
seven children, three dying unnamed. 

1552 William Van Bbaverhendt,^ b. Oct. 5, 1857; d. Dec. 1, 1858. 

1553* Julia Gotjverneuk,^ b. Nov. 9, 18(31. 

1554 Emily MontacxUE,9 b. Nov. 13, 1867; d. Dec. 10, 1868. 

1555 Henkt Kemble,» b. Mar. 7, 1874. 

796. Francis Brown,^ son of 389 Joshua" and Nanny P. 
[Shaw] Balch, was born at Lyme, New Hampshire, August 
3, 1819, and died at Winchester, New Hampshire, March 28, 
1891, and was buried in the same town. He was a currier. 
He was married December 16, 1849, to Louisa, daughter of 
Omri and Hannah Dyke. She was born at Lyme. They 
had seven children, one unnamed, all born at Lyme, except 
the youngest, who was born at Haverhill, N. H. 

1556 Nelson Kent,^ b. Feb. 11, 1851; d. Aug. 27, 1863. 
1557* Adelia Ann,^ b. Jan. 11, 1853. 

1558 Julia Kitthidoe,^ b. Nov. 1, 1855; d. Aug. 25, 1863. 
1559* Alice Louisa," b. Dec. 18, 1857; d. Aug. 26, 1887. 
1560 Francis Bkown,» b. July 6, 1860. 
1561* Herbert Newton,' b. July 11, 1S6S. 

797. Mary,^ daughter of 390 Israel' and Elizabeth [EppsJ 
Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., August 12, 1797, 
and died at Troy, N. H., June 8, 1880. She was married 
December 30, 1821 to William Taylor, of Greenfield, N. H. 
He died Nov. 6, 1876, and both he and his wife were buried 
at Francestown, in which town he was a farmer and always 
lived. They had five children, twin sons died in infancy. 

Mart Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1824, was married at Francestown, 
Sept. 30, 1847 to Milton C. Dickey. He died July 15, 1879. 
After tbeir children were born they moved to Missouri. 
Mrs. Dickey and her children live at Cadet, Missouri. Charles 
W., b. Jan. 22, 1849; unm. Mary Francella, b. June 15, 
1850; m. at Madrid, Mo., Sept. 12, 1878, to Alonzo L. Secoy, 
by whom she has two children, Charles M. and Cora L. 
Frederick T., b. Apr. 1, 1853; was married at Madrid, Mo., 
Mar. 19, 1874 to Christine A. Secoy. Their children were 
Wilfred T., Maud E., Ida Mabel. Walter E., b. Sept. 29, 
1863. Jlfo&el J., b. Sept. 17, 1865. 



244 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

Nancy Ann, b. May 17, 1825; married Nov. 10, 1847, Calvin C. 
Lord, of Ossipee, N. H. They lived in Francestown, where 
they both died and were buried. Their children, George Cal- 
vin, b. Nov. 30, 1848; m. Oct. 1.5, 1879, Addie Brown. Ida F. 
b. Dec. 11, 1851; m. Sept. 28, 1875, Edward B. Richardson. 

Sabah Fkances, b. Oct. 23, 1829; was married Sept. 2, 1850, to 
Charles Whitney. They have three children all living at 
Troy, N. H. Ella F., b. Sept. 26, 1854; married George F. 
Kimball, Aug. 21, 1877. He died April 26, 1881. They liad 
two children, Edward W., b. July 11, 1873. Mary F., b. 
July 28, 1879; d. Aug. 19, 1880. Cora M., b. May 29, 18."y8, 
married Melvin T. Stone, M. D., Jan. 26, 1882; three children, 
Mary F. Stone, b. Apr. 29, 1886; d. April 15, 1891; Mildred T., 
b. Mar. 17, 1889; Dorothy C, b. Apr. 25, 1896. Charles W., 
b. Mar. 14, 1861; married Lizzie L. Hayward, Nov. 26, 1884; 
one child, Doris B., b. Sept. 20, 1888. 

798. Sally ,8 daughter of 390 IsraeF and Elizabeth [Epps] 
^alch was born at Francestown, N. H., January 29. 1799, and 

died March 5, 1892. She was married in January, 1856, to 
WiUiam Holt, of Greenfield, N. H., in which town they lived. 
Mr. Holt died in June, 1873. Mrs. Holt at the age of 87 
was able to sew and care for her home. She had no children. 

799. Mason.s son of 390 Israel" and Elizabeth [Epps] 
-Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., October 23, 1800, 
and died in the same town July 21, 1873. He married first 
Sabina Holmes, Apr. 17, 1826, who died September 21:, 1831, 
aged 24 years, leaving two children. 

•1562* Mason Hoi,mes,9 b. Nov. 22, 1829. 

1563* Maby Ann,'' b. Mar. 14, 1827; d. Sept. 30, 1858. 

Mason was married a second time at Francestown, Oct. 7, 

•1836 to Hannah, daughter of Joshua and Hannah [Ingalls] 

Holt, of Greenfield. She was born May 3, 1796. They had 

one son, born in Greenfield. 

i^564* Chaeles Edward,^ b. Mar. 17, 1843; d. Oct. 18, 1884. 

Mason Balch was a farmer and lived at Francestown. He 
^BQarried a third time Mrs. Elizabeth (Gould) Styles, of Green- 
'field, who is living at Milford, N. H. No issue. 

800. Betsey.s daughter of 390 IsraeF and Elizabeth 
.'f Epps] Balch, was born at Francestown, New Hampshire, 



NANCY [BALCH] HOPKINS, — FEANCESTOWN, N. H. 245 

November 28, 1802, and died April 12, 18-46, at Francestown. 
She was married Apr. 5, 1824 to Nahum Farnum, of Frances- 
town, and had three children. 

Sabah Jane, b. ; she married Dr. Hardy Atwood, 

June, 1845. He died in Virginia during the war. They 
lived at Manchester, N. H. and had two children, Jennie 
and Walter who lived at Manchester. 
Maria, b. Aug., 1828; d. Aug., 1847. 

IsbaelB., b. July 17, 1832; m. Apr. 27, 1858; lives at Derry 
Depot, N. H. 

801. Nancy,^ daughter of 390 IsraeF and Elizabeth. 
[Epps] Balch, was born at Francestown, September 26, 1804, 
and died September 28, 1839. She was married in 1827 to 
William Hopkins, of Francestown. He died April 2, 1859. 
They resided at Francestown, and had two childi-en. 

Obba Ann, b. Aug. 23, 1835; married Nov. 27, 1877, Ambrose 
Gould, of Greenfield, N. H. He died July 15, 1888, and his 
widow is now living at Greenfield. 

William Cleaves, b. Aug. 16, 1837; man-ied at Manchester, 
Oct. 16, 1859, Lucetta Wood of Topsham, Vt. They have 
four children. Arthur William, b. Aug. 29, 1867. Gmj An- 
son, b. Nov. 19, 1872. Hay Cleaves, b. May 19, 1875. Orra 
Lucetta, b. Jan. 1, 1882. William Cleaves Hopkins has lived 
at Manchester and Portsmouth, and in 1886 was living at 
Nashua, N. H. He served three years with a N. H. battery 
in the Army of the Potomac. 

802. Hannah.s daughter of 390 IsraeF and Elizabeth 
[Ejij^s] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., May 18, 1807, 
and died Dec. 15, 1848. She married Ebenezer Boj^d, of 
Francestown, who died in 1839. They lived in Francestown, 
and their thi-ee children were born there. Page I. was living 
at Dover, Kansas, in 1886. George F., was living in Oregon, 
in 1886. Charles Henry, b. Nov. 4, 1836, died Jan. 5, 1868, 
at Manchester, N. H. On Nov. 26, 1863, he married Lizzie 
Cregin, of Francestown. He was a Congregational ministev 
of exceptional earnestness and talent. 

803. Susan.s daughter of 390 Israel" and Elizabeth 
[Epps] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., February 25, 
1809, and died Oct. 22, 1854. She married Horace Hopkins, 



Z4b EIGHTH GENEKATIOX. 

of Francestown, in Sept., 1830, where their three children 
were born. 

Sabah Feancbs L. married Daniel Patch, who lives at New- 
port, N. H. They had one son William, who is married and 
lives at Manchester, N. H. 

Dean N. married Nellie Gilman, lives at Francestown, N. 
H. One daughter, Mary, lives witli her parents. 

Harvey, M. D. Married Mattie A. Has two children, 

lives at Manchester, N. H. 

804. John.Sson of 390 Israel' and Elizabeth [Epps] 
Balch, was bom at Francestown, N. H., May 19, 1812, and 
died Sept. 19, 1886. He was a farmer at Francestown, N. H. 
He was married April 26, 1836, to Roxie Dutton, daughter of 
Ruben Dutton. She was born at Lyndborough, N. H., April 
11, 1813, and died at Francestown, October 5, 1865. They 
had seven children, the eldest was born at Lyndborough, the 
other six at Francestown. 

1565* Israel D. , 3 b. Mar. 4, 1839. 

1566 Elizabeth E.,» b. Apr. 11, 1841; d. July 26, 1860. 

1"567* Okrin J. L.,s b. May 19, 1843; d. Jan. 14, 1895. 

1568 Alfonso L.,» b. Aug. 2.5, 1845, d. Feb. 24, 1861. 

1569 Harlon r.,9 b. Mar. 15, 1848; d. Sept. 19, 1871. 

1570 Josephine H.,9 b. Mar. 25, 1851; d. Feb. 5, 1861. 

1571 Eugene,' b. Aug. 6, 1864; d. Mar. 10, 1861. 

805. Orra A.,* daughter of 390 Israel' and Elizabeth 
[Epps] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., December 20, 
1813, and died in March, 1878. She married Deacon Merrill 
C. Dodge, of Francestown, in May, 1844. He died in March, 
1884. They resided at Greenville, N. H., and both died and 
were buried in that town. They had one child which died in 
infancy. 

806. John,8 son of 394 joim" and Lydia [Read] Balch, 
was born at Chester, Vt., December 28, 1803, and died Janu- 
ary 3, 1873. He was married to Julia Ann Pond. She was 
born at Wrentham, Massachusetts, May 22, 1803, and died 
July 11, 1896, at Hartland, Vermont. They lived at Hart- 
]j3,nd, and afterwards at Granville, N. Y. Their children were 
as follows : 



JOHN, CLARK BA.LCH, — HAETLAND, VT. 247 

1572* Harvkt John,9 b. July 22, 1829. 

1573* Elizabeth M.,^ b. December 14, 1830. 

1574* Lowell Lkvi,^ b. Jan. 22, 1832. 

1575 William Mason,!* b. Oct. 11, 1834; d. Oct. 22, 1843. 

1576 Daniel Everktt,^ b. Sept. .30, 1836; d. Aug. 20, 1838. 

1577 Charles E.,^ b. Aug. 12, 1840; d. Sept. 12, 1842. 
1578* Amanda 0.,^ b. Aug. 15, 1844; d. May 14, 1871. 
1579* Mary Ann,^ b. May 7, 1848. 

807. Achsah Philena/ daughter of 394 John" and 
Lydia [Read] Balch, was born at Chester, Vermont, August 
24, 1805, and died Jan. 1, 1894. She married Hiram, son of 
Adolphus Whitney, of Westminster, Vermont. He was born 
at Sherburne, Vermont, May 28, 1810, and died November 21, 
1889. They had eight children, the first unnamed. 

HuLDAH D., b. Feb. 16, 1833; d. Nov. 22, 1833. 

HuLDAH Ann, b. Feb. 9, 1835; d. 1881; m. her cousin, 1574 Low- 
ell Levi Balch,^ which see. 

Hiram H., b. May 23, 1836; d. Oct. 10, 1844. 

Sarah Josephine, b. Feb. 23, 1838; d. Oct. 3, 1844. 

Sanford M., b. Deo. 10, 1840; m. Addie M. Marcy, July 7, )869; 
two children, Fred S. and Mary A. ; lives at Taftsville, Vt. 

John B., b. July 8, 1844; m. Jan 1, 1864, his cousin 1578 Amanda 
Balch,' which see. 

Hiram, b. Deo. 21, 1846; d. Feb. 18, 1849. 

808. Clark,8 son of 394 John' and Lydia [Read] Balch, 
was born at Chester, Vt., May 29, 1807, and died in the same 
town. May 24, 1882. On February 2'), 1829, he married Miss 
Sabrina Pamela Shelden, of Chester, Vermont. She was 
born February 24, 1813. 

Clark was a farmer and lived at Chester, Vt., and his 16 
children were born in that town. 

1580 Israel,^ b. Dec. 23, 1829; d. y. 

1681 Pamela C.,« b. June 4, 1832 ; d. Sept. 23, 1893 ; m. Herman Merrill 

1582 Sarah,' b. Oct. 20, 1833. 

1583 Orba Ann,' b. Dec. 30, 1835. 

1584 Phebk,' b. May 24, 1837; d. aged 17 years. 

1585 Susan A.,' b. Feb. 20, 1838; d. Sept. 6, 1891; m. Nutting Parker. 

1586 Hiram W.,' b. Mar. 26, 1840. 

1587 John C.,' b. Nov. 4, 1841; lives Bellows Falls, Vt. 

1588 Elizabeth E.,' b. Sept. 10, 1843; d. y. 

1589 Henrt,' b. Nov. 6, 1844; d. aged five years. 

1590 Julia J.,' b. Aug. 3, 1848; d. June 17, 1882. 



248 EIGHTH GEXEKATION. 

1591 Emma 3.,^h. Jan. 29, 1851; d. Oct., 1892; m. Woodworili. 

1592 James S.,' b. Mar. 28, 1853. 

1593 Daniel,9 b. Feb. 23, 1855; d. Apr. 21, 1855. 

lilt fk^^^^i^l twins, b. May 8, 1859. 

809. Joanna,^ daughter of 394 John' and Lydia [Read] 
Balch, was born at Chester, Vt., February 15, 1809, and is 
living at Manchester, N. H. She married first Silas, son of 
Josiah and Ann [Harding] Lamb, who was born at Pomfret, 
Vt., April 16, 1808, and died at Stockbridge, Vt., October 14, 
1837. They had one son, who was born at Pomfret. Vt. 
Alfred S., b. Dec. 14, 1835. He is living at Manchester, N. H. 

Joanna married for her second husband, Derstin Kendall, 
who was born at Cavendish, Vt., October 6, 1806, and died at 
Manchester, N. H., June 8, 1890. They had one daughter 
born at Sheffield, Vt.; Clara E., b. May 22, 1851. 

810. Varion.s son of 394 John' and Lydia [Read] Balch, 
was born at Chester, Vt., about 1811, and died in the same 
town July 1, 1864. He married and has one daughter living. 

1596 Susan, 3 married a Mr. Glynn, and lives at N'orth Springfield, Vt. 

811. Daniel,^ son of 394 John" and Lydia [Read] Balch, 
was born at Chester, Vt. The dates of his birth and death 
are not known. He married, lived at North Granville, N. Y., 
and had childien. 

1597 Walter,!' 

812. Maranda P.,^ daughter of 394 John' and Lydia 
[Read] Balch was born at Chester, Vt., October 3, 1824, and 
died August 19, 1892. She married Laban B., son of Jona- 
than Bradley. He was born at Sheffield, Vt., December 21, 
1827, and died November 22, 1894. They had two children 
born at Sheffield. 

Josephine, S., b. Aug. 26, 1851; m. Azro J. Gray, Aug. 26, 1872; 

lives at Shefifield, Vt. 
Mabt a., b. Mar. 14, 1858; d. July 10, 1884; m. Geo. B. Newell, 
May 20, 1879. 
814. Adeline,* daughter of 394 John" and Lydia [Read] 
Balch, married Edward Whitney, whose brother married her 
sister 807 Achsah Philena Balch. They had four childi-en, 
Frederick; George Henry; Marion; Louisa. 



JAMES T. BALCH, — ANTKIM, N. H. 249 

818. Joanna,^ daughter of 396 Varion" and Mary 
[Thompson] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., April 4, 
1815, and died April 26, 1892. She was married, November 
17, 1835, to John K. Cristy. They lived at New Boston, N. 
H., where their nine children were born. 

James C, b. Oct. 31, 1836; d. Jan. 25, 1837. 

John R., b. Jan. 8, 1838; d. Dec. 22, 1838. 

Rebecca C, b. 1840; d. 1842. 

Mabt Elizabeth, b. July 1, 1842; d. June 7, 1871; m. Solomon 
Dodge, Aug. 9, 1862; had five children: Effle E., b. May 31, 
1863, m. George W. Can-; Carrie M., b. April 12, 1866. m. 
Chas. M Gaffield; Nellie R., b. Oct. 19, 1867, m. Frank E. 
Rowe; Millie Belle, b. Oct. 16, 1869, d. y.; Mary E., b. May 
30, 1871, d. y. 

Pamela, b. Sept. 24, 1845; d. May 17, 1874; m. James B. Whip- 
ple, August, 1866; no issue. 

Cynthia A., b. Aug. 4, 1848; d. unm. July 3, 1871. 

Rebecca C, b. Feb. 16, 1850; d: Jan. 2, 1873; m. Chas. W. 
Dodge, Sept. 17, 1870; no issue. 

Martha J., b. April 24, 1853; d. July 5, 1888; m. George Stearns, 
no children. 

Varion B., b. Nov. 24, 1856; d. June, 1857. 

819. James T-.^son of 396 Varion" and Mary [Thomp- 
son] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., April 18, 1817, 
and died at Antrim, N. H., January 28, 1888. He held sev- 
eral positions of trust. He married Lois, daughter of Josiah 
and Polly [White] Robbins, of Antrim. She was born March 
8, 1817. They had four sons, born in Antrim. 

1598* Charles F.,^ b. Nov. 29, 1844. 

1599 George W.,' b. July 31, 1848; was drowned May 8, 1852. 

1600* William A.,^ b. Nov. 4, 1856. 

1601* John A.,^ b. Feb. 28, 1860. 

820. Pamela,* daughter of 396 Varion'^ and Mary 
[Thompson] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., Decem- 
ber 21, 1821, and died April 9, 1854, at Lyndeborough. She 
married Franklin Senter. They lived at Lyndeborough, N. 
H., and had four children. Mary Ann, b. Feb. 27, 1847, d. 
Feb. 18, 1882 ; Juliette, b. Oct. 16, 1848 ; William Franklin, 
b. Jan. 31, 1851; George Riley, b. Dec. 25, 1852. 

821. Oliva.s daughter of 396 Varion^ and Mary 



250 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

[Thompson] Balch, was born at Francestown, N. H., April 
5, 1825, and died June, 1865. She married William Cristy. 
They lived at New Boston, N. H., and had two children, one 
of whom was James William. 

822. William,^ son of 396 Varion' and Mary [Thomp- 
son] Raich, was born at Francestown, N. H., July 14, 1831, 
and is a foreman at Nashua, New Hampshire. He was mar- 
ried first at Harvard, November 3, 1852, to Hannah Crosby 
Worster, who was born at Harvard, ilassachusett.s, August 
28, 1836, and died at Nashua, N. H., July 28, 1854. They 
had one daughter, born at Harvard, Massachusetts. 

1602 Hannah Pamela,^ b. March 4, 1854: d. Oct. 7, l!-89. 

William was married second at Caro, Mich., September 
26, 1870, to Sarah Ann, daughter of William and Sarah Hoyt. 
She was born at Craftsbury, Vt., November 3, 1845, and died 
at Nashua, N. H., November 23, 1880. They have one son. 

1603* William Hoyt,^ b. April 3, 1874. 

824. Mark,8 son of 398 William^ and Nabby [Johnson] 
Balch, was born at Francestown, March 30, 1821, and died 
December 16, 1878, and was buried at Francestown. On the 
2d of May, 1850, he married Laurilla H. Farnum, of Fran- 
cestown. She is not living. 

826. Alfred.^ son of 402 Isaac" and Sally [Marshall] 
Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., August 9, 1 828, and died 
at Marble Hill, Mo., November 26, 1869. He married and 
had four children. 

1604 Chkistiana,^ b. 1860. 

1605 Sabah,9 b. 1863. 

1606 Annie.s b. 1867. 

1607 Isaac Newton,' b. 1868. 

When fifteen years of age Alfred went to Cambridge, 
Mass., to live with his uncle, 408 John Balch. Upon his 
uncle's death he assisted in settling up the affairs. Then he 
went into the express business, and next became connected 
with the Penny Post in Boston. He moved west in the 
spring of 1858, and went to farming. All through the civil 
war he served in the Union army. 



THEODORE E. BALCH, — WAKEFIELD, MASS. 251 

827. Marshall S.,s son of 402 Isaac^ and Sally [Mar- 
shall] Balch, was bom at Lyme, N. H„ July 10, 1832, and 
died at Boston, Mass., March 13, 1874, and was buried at 
North Thetford, Vt. For 22 years he was with the Boston 
Penny Post. He never married. 

828. Charles Newton/ son of 402 Isaac" and Sally 
[jNIarshall] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., October 17, 
1836. He is a farmer, and lives at North Thetford, Vt. He 
married Julia A. Mayo, of Lyme, N. H. She was born July 
31, 1847, and died February 29, 1896. They had two daugh- 
tei's, both born at North Thetford. 

1608 Annie B.,' b. .Tune 24, 1874. 

1609 Julia. Mat,« b. July 13, 1884; d. March 2, 189G. 

838. Theodore Edwin.^ son of 407 Theodore^ and Sally 
[Lovejoy] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., January 13, 
1832, and died at Wakefield, January 12, 1896. He was 
married September 3, 1856, to Ellen R., daughter of John 
and Rebecca [Coffin] Sanborn. Their three eldest children 
were born at Hopkinton, New Hampshire, and their youngest 
child at Wakefield, Massachusetts. 

1610 Ellen,8 b. July 18, 1857; d. same day. 

1611 Edwin Randolph,^ b. Got. 23, 1858; d. April 27, 1863. 

1612 Mart Eli-bn,' b. Oct. 26, 1864; m. June 4, 1896, H. G. Gowlng. 
1313 Annie Gebtkude,'' b. Sept. 8, 1872. 

Theodore Edwin Balch was elected chancellor of the Cen- 
tral University of Iowa, and removed from Wakefield, Massa- 
chusetts, to Pella, Iowa, to fill that position. He was elected 
treasurer of Roger Williams University, at Nashville, Tennes- 
see, and removed from Pella to Nashville, to accept the office. 
He returned to Wakefield in 1887, and from then until his 
death was general agent of the Watchman. He was financial 
agent of Colby Academy in N. H., selectman, overseer of 
poor, member of school board, trustee of Public Library and 
trustee of Savings Bank. 

839. William Worcester.s son of 407 Theodore^ and 
Sally [Lovejoy] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., April 27, 



252 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

1834. He was married June 9, 1858, to Wealthy A. Flint. 
They live at Lyme Centre where he is a farmer. They have 
adopted three children who have taken the name of Balch. 

1614 Rosa M., b. July 9, 1856. 

1615 Gbor&e B., b. March 23, 1S58; d. June 12, 1896; m. no children. 

1616 Hattib J., b. Aug. 14, 1866. 

840. Isaac Preeman.s son of 407 Theodore" and Sally 
[Lovejoy] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., February 13, 
1836. He was married September 3, 1867, to Sarah Sanborn. 
They had two children, both born at Lyme. 

1617 Ella Mabia,!* b. Mar. 9, 1869. 

1618 Theodore Edwin," b. Sept. 13, 1870. 

Isaac Freeman is a farmer at Webster, N. H. In 1861 he 
enlisted in the First New Hampshire Battery, and was honor- 
ably discharged in January, 1863, on surgeons' certiiicate of 
disability, caused by disease contracted in the service. 

841. John Oarroll.s son of 407 Theodore" and Sally 
[Lovejoy] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., July 7, 1839, and 
died at Lyme, N. H., August 27, 1889. He was married first, 
in May, 1864, to Sarah H. Baker, she died March 17, 1883, 
without issue. He was married second, February 10, 1885, 
to Josie A. Lane, by whom he has one daughter, born at Man- 
chester. 

1619 May Lena," b. Dec. 1, ISSt. 

John C. Balch resided at Manchester, N. H., occupation, a 

time keeper. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the Tenth N. H. 

Volunteers and was honorably discharged therefrom March 19, 

1863, on Sui'geon's certificate of disability, caused by a fall on 

"^ a transport going from Aquai Creek, to Newport News, Va. 

842. Sarah Eliza.^ daughter of 407 Theodore" and Sally 
[Lovejoy] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., June 18, 1841. 
She was married September 9, 1868, to Joseph N. Flint. They 
have one child, born in Lyme, Cara Hope, b. March 6, 1875. 

843. Hannah Sophronia,^ daughter of 407 Theodore'^ 
and Sally [Lovejoy] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., June 25, 
1843. She was married March, 17, 1861, to*iIoses A. Flint. 



ISAAC F., JOHN C. BALOH, — LYME, N. H. 253 

They moved from Manchester, N. H., to Deep River, Iowa. 
In 1885 they moved to the state of Washington, and are now 
living there at Rankin. They had six children, the eldest 
was born at Manchester, the others at Deep River. Edwin 
Atwood, b. Dec. 3, 1862. Theodore Balch, b. Nov. 28, 1865. 
Sarah Elizabeth, b. Apr. 27, 1868 ; m. Nov. 19, 1885, to David 
Scovel. Levi Carroll, b. Dec. 28, 1871 ; d. Mar. 5, 1876. 
Moses Delos, b. Sept. 30, 1873. Emma Frances, b. Apr. 27, 
1877. 

844. Frank Pierce.^ son of 407 Theodore and Sally 
[Lovejoy] Balch, was born at Vershire, Vermont, October 
14, 1850. He was married March C, 1880, to Hannah Lytle. 
He is a farmer at Methuen, Massachusetts, and has two 
children. 

1620 Beknice LiLLiA>f,*> b. Jan. 12, 1882. 

1621 Feankie. 

845. Sarah E.,* daughter of 408 John and Eunice P. 
[Lyon] Balch, was born at Cambridge, Mass., July 31, 1836. 
She was married May 20, 1854, to Milton, son of Daniel and 
Sally Branch. They reside at Waterville, Me., and have six 
children. Walter N. b. Dec. 20, 1856; m. Aug. 9, 1885, 
Hattie Thornton. Edward R., b. June 28, 1860 ; m. Jan. 
20, 1884, Gertrude Rideout. Leonard, b. Nov. 25, 1862; 
d. unm. Mar. 8, 1882. John B. b. Aug. 8, 1864. Frank M. 
b. Jan. 9, 1870. Ethel M. b. Dec. 21, 1879. 

846. Ellen M..^ daughter of 408 John' and Eunice P. 
[Lyon] Balch was born at Cambridge, Mass., August 7, 1838. 
and died at Waterville, Maine, January 23, 1861, the fifth 
anniversary of her marriage. She was married January 23, 
1856, to Asa R. son of John and Mary [Cree] Clifford. He 
was born April 12, 1820. They had thi-ee childi-en, born at 
Waterville, Maine. 

Fidelia A., b. Dec. 17, 1857; m. Nov. 27, 1878, Frank B. Tea^e, 
of Skenhegen, Me., where they live and have two children. 
Henry F., b. June 25, 1880; Nellie M., b. May 30, 1882. 

Cora E., b. Feb. 11, 1859; m. Oct. 12, 1878, Frank W. Davis; they 
reside at Waterville, Me., and have three children. Stella 



254 EIGHTH GENERATIOX. 

M., b. Dec. 18, 1879; Harrison M., b. Aug. 28, 1888; Ellen M., 
b. Mar. 10, 1890. 
Ellen M., b. Jan. 18, 1861; m. Nov. 4, 1879, to Frank E. Sturte- 
vant; they live at Waterville, Me., and have the follo-sving 
children: Bertie E., b. Jan. 8, 1881; Leslie H., b. Bee. 27, 1885; 
Delia, b. Aug. IS, 1889. 

847. Louisa M.,^ daughter of 408 John' and Eunice P. 
[Lyon] Balch, was born at Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 24, 1840. 
She was married November 28, 1866, to Asa R. Clifford, whose 
first wife was her sister Ellen M. They reside at Waterville, 
Me., and have five children. Eunice B., b. Mar. 8, 1869; m. 
Oct. 10, 1891, Olie Willey. Edith S., b. Apr. 16, 1871 ; m. 
May 5, 1890, Fred B. Grimes. John C, b. Nov. 11, 1872 ; m. 
Dec. 7, 1895, Mary D. Trafton. Jennie M., b. Aug. 6, 1877. 
Theodore A., b. May 26, 1880. 

848. Eunice P..^ daughter of 408 John" and Eunice P. 
[Lyon] Balch, was born at Cambridge, Mass., November 12, 
1843, and died December 17, 1891. She was married October 
4, 1865, to William E. Shedd. They resided at West Somer- 
ville, Mass., and had two childi-en. Horace S., b. Aug. 4, 1866, 
d. Nov. 11, 1886 ; Annie L., b. July 29, 1871 ; m. June 8, 
1892, Augustus O. Clark. 

849. John H.,8 son of 408 John" and Eunice P. [Lyon] 
Balch was born at Cambridge, Mass., July 16, 1847, and is a 
merchant at Cambridge, Mass. He was married June 28, 
1886, to Minerva A. Booth and has three children. / i,_,{ Ta.,^, 

1622 Gbetchen.s b. June 4, 1888. 

1623 JoHN,« b. Nov. 16, 1889. 

1624 Clarkson,' b. March 29, 1892. 

850. Archibald,^ son of 411 Arnold' and Meribah [Leon- 
ard] Balch, was born in Otsego Co., New York, August 30, 
1802; and died at Westfield, Pennsylvania, July 11, 1862. 
He was a house-carpenter and farmer. He owned at one time 
a chair factory and afterwards a saw and shingle mill. He 
was married to Mary Sweet. She was born July 30, 1802, 
and died at Westfield, December 11, 1854. They had three 
children. 



ARCHIBALD, ARNOLD BALCH, — JACKSON, PA. 255 

1625* Henry R.,'b. Dec. 23, 1826. 

1626* Alphonzo Bukdett,' b. Apr. 13, 1832. 

1627* Helen Adalaid," b. Mar. 7, 1839. 

851. Arnold,* son of 411 Arnold^ and Meribah [Leonard] 
Balch, was born at Cooperstown, New York, October 11, 1805, 
and died at North Jackson, Pennsylvania, February 25, 
1881. He was married June 15, 1826, to Sarah, daughter of 
Justice Leonard. She was born at Stevenstown, New York, 
February 15, 1801, and died at Jackson, Pa. August 27, 1831. 
Arnold was an ordained minister of the Baptist denomination. 
He was also a farmer, and lived at Jackson, Pa. Their three 
children were born in that town. 

1628 Chester,^ b. Mar. 24, 1827; d. Apr. 3, 1827. 

1629 Catherine,' b. Mar. 4, 1829; d. Oct. 27, 1880. 
1630* Milton,' b. Jan. 2, 1831. 

852. Sally,* daughter of 411 Arnold'^ and Meribah 
[Leonard] Balch, was born at Cooperstown, N. Y., July 22 
1807, and died January 21, 1841, at Rush, Pennsylvania, 
where she was buried. She was married September 21, 1826, 
to Heniy Joslin, son of Asa, and Elizabeth Kinne. He was 
born at Otsego Co., N. Y., July 21, 1803, and died at Stevens- 
ville. Pa., May 30, 1875, and was buried at Wyalusing, Penn 
sylvania. He was first a shoemaker, and afterwards a farmer 
They had six children. 

Meribah Elizabeth, b. June 8, 1827, at Hartwick, N. Y. ; m 
first, Jan. 10, 1847, Henry L. Fessenden, at Wyalusing, Pa. 
He was born in 1822, and d. Oct. 21, 1868. They were both 
members of the Baptist church. Meribah E. m. second, Oct. 
21, 1872, B. A. Pettes, who was born in 1820, and d. in 1887, 
Meribah had six children by her first husband, none by her 
second. Sally Esther, b. at Montrose, Pa., Oct. 28, 1847; d. 
May 26, 1874, m. F. B. Ryder in 1865. JBosea, b. at Montrose, 
Pa., Aug. 17, 1849, m. Stella Jones, Jan. 7, 1880; Martha 
Meribah, b. at Wyalusing, Pa., June 8, 18.51; d. Nov. 9, 1870. 
Theodore Augustus, b. at Terrytown, Pa., May 14, 18.53, m. 
Dec. 25, 1873, to Hattie Wells; d. Mar. 1890; Jaines Edward, 
b. at Terrytown, Pa., Jan. 15, 1856, m. Anna Stevens, Jan. 1, 
1877; Charles Ellery, b. Mar. 28, 18.58; d. August 31, 1861. 

Minerva, b. at Harwick, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1829; d. Aug 7, 1830, at 
Harwick. 



256 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

Fbankmn Everkt, b. at Harwick, Oct. 13, 1831 ; d. at Morris 
Farm, Va., Oct. 13, 1863; m. Mar. 16, 1851, to Elizabeth PlacC: 
by whom he had four children. Gilbert, b. at TeiTytown, Pa. 
Feb. 22, 1852; m. Catherine Capwell, July 5, 1875. Josephine 
b. at Terrytown, Pa., Apr. 22, 1855; m. Elwood Capwell, Mar 
11, 1878. Jacob, b. at Frenchtown, Pa., June 25, 1857; m, 
Catherine Proof, Apr. 22, 1882. Byron, b. in Ohio. Sept. 14, 
1859; m. Sept. 22, 1883. Laura Place. 

Franklin E. with two half brothers enlisted in 1862, into Co 
"A" 141, Pa. Vols, and was shotthrough the body and killed 
on his thirty-second birthday. He was Orderly Sergeant of 
his company, and was about to be promoted to a lieutenant. 
He was a brave soldier, loved and respected by both officers 
and men. 

LuciNDA, b. at Hartwick, Oct. 11, 1833; m. first, Valentine Brown, 
Jan. 9, 1856. He died Feb. 9, 1879. Brown was a Methodist, 
Lucinda a Baptist. They had two children, both b. in Illi- 
nois. Jane, b. Mar. 25, 1857; m. at Montrose, Pa , in 1881, to 
Frank Campbell. Henry, b. Mar. 15, 1860; m. Oct. 1, 1S80, to 
Ette Gannon. Lucinda m. second, in 1893, T. E. Philips a 
Baptist minister. 

Obvil W., b. at Rush, Pa. Mar. 25, 1836; m. Apr. 15, 1862, to 
Catherme Richards, their four children were born at Ter- 
rytown, Pa. where they live with their parents on their 
farm. Parents and children are members of the Baptist 
church. Helen, b. Jan. 19, 1864; m. Nov. 23, 1887, Derr Bow- 
men; Jo!m, b. Nov. 5, 1865; m. Mar. 23, 1893, Margaret Can- 
non; Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1867; Burroughs, b. Nov. 30, 1870. 

Helen, b. May 31, 1838, d. Oc\ 9, 1863 ; m. George Brown, in 1885, 
had three children. Ida Eudora, Samuel and John. 

853. Susan,8 daughter of 411 Arnold'^ and Meribali 
[Leonard] Balch, was born at Burlington, New York, April 
30, 1810, and died at Seward, Nebraska. November 8, 1885. 
She was married April 8, 1826, at Truxtou, New York, to 
Ebenezer M. Ellsworth. They resided at Burlington and 
Cooperstown, New York, at Rush, and Auburn, Pa., at sev- 
eral places in Iowa, and last at Seward, Nebraska. They had 
nine children. 

Geoboe a., b. at Burlington, Feb. 13, 1828; d. at Prescott. Ara., 
July 3, 1882; m. Mar. 15, 1853,Margaret Hulick, at Ainsworth, 
Iowa. Three children, Charlotte P., m. Geo. Brobaker, Los 
Ange\es; Maryettee, m. Charles Glover, Oskaloosa, la.; James, 
d. 1884. 



SUSAN [bALCH] ELLSWORTH — SEWARD, NEB. 257 

Chandheb W., b. at Cooperstown, July 15, 1831 ; in. Sept. 16, 
1852, to Helen E. Maxson, of Fiedonia, Iowa. A farmer at 
San Diego, Cal. They have nine children. Oliver Jajnes, h. 
Feb. 26, 1856, m. Laura MuUhorn; George L., b. Feb. 17, 1858, 
m. Ida Finney; Clara A., b. Jan. 15, 1860, m. T. B. Thomp- 
son; Emma, b. Sept. 25, 1862, m. L. C. Chusemann; Elmer O., 
b. Feb. 1, 1866, m. Emma Christmas; Laura A., b. July 17, 
1870, m. W. R. Guy; Molley H., b. Nov. 3, 1873, m. A. F. 
Crowell. 

Susan D., b. at Rush, Pa., Jan. 30, 1888; m. Mar. 8, 1851, to John 
Hood, of Washington Co., la. They had ten children. Annie 
M., b. June 18, 1855; Susan D., b. Dec. 9, 1860, m. J. J. 
Emmerson, Feb. 2. 1881; Wilfred B., b. April 17, 1862; .Franfc 
W., b. July 11, 1863, d. Mar. 8, 1874; Emma J., b. Feb. 22. 
1867; Nancy D., b. Mar. 7, 1870, m. Oct. 1, 1885, to S. A. Don- 
alson; Martha M., b. May 7, 1873. 

Nancy P., b. at Auburn, Pa., Apr. 11, 1837; now lives at San 
Diego, California; m. Feb. 11, 1861 to Charles C. Jobes. He 
was proprietor of the Seward Broom Factoiy, at Seward, 
Nebraska, and their four children were born in that town. 
Joseph Weeks, b. Feb. 27, 1865; Frank Benry, b. July 9, 1867; 
Susan Emeline, b. Aug. 21, 1869. 

Olive P., b. Feb. 14, 1840, at Auburn; d. Sept. 14, 1854, at Fre- 
donia. 

Fkancis M., b. Mar. 3, 1844, at Rush; m. Feb. 22, 1871, to Emma 
Smith, at Seward. Francis M. is a lawyer at Colfax, Wash. 

Elizabeth E., b. Feb. 6, 1847; d. Apr. 14, 1876, at Mt. Pleas- 
ant, la. 

Chaeles a., b. Mar. 10, 18.50; d. Mar. 14, 1877, at Jessup, Ga.; 
m. Jan. 1873, to Ivy Newell. 

Mebibah D. J., b. Sept. 2, 1853; in Louesa Co., la.; m. Dec. 1, 
1874 to John A. Stephens, of Union Co., Iowa. 

854. Jane.s daughter of 41 1 Arnold" and Meribah [Leon- 
ard] Balch, was born at Truxton, New York, July 7, 1814, 
and died November 29, 1889. She was married at Sherburn, 
N. Y., March 7, 1832, to William P. Tefft. He was born in 
Vermont. January 16, 1779, and was a farmer at Port Alle- 
ghany, Pa., when he died June 8, 1862. He was a son of 
Oliver and Deborah Tefft. They had seven children. Mary 
Jane, b. April 19, 1833, m. 1855, B. F. Jackson ; Julia, b. 
May 15, 1836, d. Dec. 21, 1892, m. Geo. Salisbury; William, 
b. 1839, d. 1841 ; Arnold, b. Mar. 15, 1841, d. Nov. 20, 1856 ; 
Diana, b. 1844, m. 1863, N. R. Page ; Victoria, b. 1847, m. 
Edgar Burr ; Fitz James, b. May 11, 1850, m. Suaie Burr. 



258 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

855. Abigail,^ daughter of 411 Arnold" and Meribah 
[Leonard] Balch, was born at Burlington, N. Y., January 16, 
1818, and died November 6, 1888. She was married March 
1, 1840, to David Bonnel, at Rush, Pa. They had two chil- 
dren born at Rush. Sally C, b. Mar. 14, 1841 ; Abel R., b. 
Aug. 22, 1844, d. Jan. 24, 1866. 

Mr. Bonnel died at Rush, and Abigail married for her 
second husband Thomas C. Hoover. He was born July 27, 
1828, and died September 13, 1879. To them were born four 
children. Arnold G., b. Dec. 26, 1852, d. Sept. 28, 1881 ; 
Archibald, b. Dec. 28, 1855 ; Frank, b. May 19, 1858 ; Meri- 
bah S., b. Mar. 19, 1861, d. Mar. 13, 1866. 

856. Diana,^ daughter of 411 Arnold' and Meribah 
[Leonard] Balch, was born in Cortlandt Co., N. Y., December 
16, 1822, and died June 4, 1892. She was married firat 
to William D. Dennison, March 8, 1846. Dennison was born 
April 18, 1821, and died at Gainsville, Florida, October 13, 
1859. He was the son of Dr. Mason Dennison, of Montrose, 
Pa. They had one son. Mason W., b. Apr. 20, 1847, at 
Montrose, Pa., who is a civil engineer. 

Diana married for her second husband Levi Marsh, June 
15, 1869, and lived at Maple Works, Wisconsin. He died in 
1893. 

857. Orpha B.,^ daughter of 412 Roger and Hannah 
[Northrup] Balch, was born at Sherburne, N. Y., July 6. 1807, 
and died September 6, 1891, at Fulton, N. Y. She was mar- 
ried. May 6, 1828, to Albert P. King, of Sullivan, N. Y. 
They had seven children, the youngest died young. Amos 
N., b. Mar. 27, 1829 ; Alfred J., b. Dec. 2, 1831, d. Jan. 26, 
1832 ; Celestia E., b. Jan. 12, 1834, m. D. M. Cox, Granby, 
N. Y. ; Ann Maria, b. May 16, 1836, d. Feb. 9, 1870, m. John 
A. Cox, Hannibal, N. Y. ; Jennie H., b. Apr. 14, 1845, m. 
Amasa B. Iveeney, lives at North Hannibal, N. Y. ; Albert J., 
b. Dec. 5, 1847. 

858. Mary P.,8 daughter of 412 Roger" and Hannah 
[Northrup] Balch, was born at Sherburne, N.Y., July 31. 1808. 



DAN C. BALCH, — EUCLID, N. Y. 269 

and died June 6, 1875. She was married, October 11, 1829, 
to Charles, son of Stephen and Joanna Mills Benedict. He was 
born at Sherburn, New York, May 6, 1803 ; Benedict's 2d wife. 
No issue. The Benedict Genealogy gives her name Cornelia. 

860. Marilla,* daughter of 412 Roger' and Hannah 
[Northrup] Balch, was born at Sherburne, N. Y., December 
18, 1812, and died December 24, 1895, at Whitelaw, N. Y. 
She was married, March 27, 1834, to Seymour H. Barnes, of 
Lenox, N. Y. ; they had six children. Catherine M., b. Dec. 
31, 1835, lives at Canastota, N. Y. ; Albert S., b. Sept. 1, 1837, 
m. Carrie C. Ward in Sept., 1865 ; Emma C, b. Feb. 8, 1839, 
m. B. F. Harpham, Feb. 28, 1861 ; Chester E., b. July 3, 1842, 
d. Mar. 2, 1860 ; Mary L., b. Feb. 14, 1846, d. Dec. 19, 1877 ; 
Fannie A., b. Mar. 16, 1860, m. June 1, 1887, Rev. Lansing 
Van Auken, of Troy, N. Y. 

863. Cynthia L.,^ daughter of 412 Roger^ and Hannah 
[Northrup] Balch, was born at Sherburne, N. Y., October 6, 
1821. She was married January 5, 1853 to Zerah R. Niles, 
of Cooperstown, N. Y. They live at Oneida, N. Y. They 
have four childi-en. Arthur S., b. March 17, 1855 ; Ebbert R., 
b. March 6, 1858 ; Irving Balch, b. July 6, 1860 ; Minnie E., 
b. Oct. 31, 1864. 

876. Dan O.,^ son of 417 Henry Taylor" and Catherine 
[Thomas] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct. July 14, 1809, 
and died at Euclid, N. Y., February 1, 1883. He was a far- 
mer, and a member of the M. E. Church. On April 11, 
1831, he was married to Matilda Gammet, by whom he had 
three daughters. 

1631* Pamela,^ b. .Jan. 18, 1842; d. Dec. 19, 1872. 

1632 Rhoda ANN.'b. ; m. Eckert, lives Euclid, N. T. 

1633 Edson.s b. ; d. y. 

878. Henrietta,^ daughter of 417 Henry Taylor" and 
Catherine [Thomas] Balch, was born at New Haven, April 

1, 1813, and died at Richfield, Otsego Co., N. Y., February 

2, 1869. She was married first to Andrew Chrisman, July 
27, 1835, and second to Henry Oxner, who died at Richfield, 
April 14, 1868. 



260 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

879. Clarissa,** daughter of 417 Heniy Taylor^ aud 
Catherine [Thomas] Balch, was born at Richfield Spa, N. 
Y., February 18, 1815. She was married Jan. 22, 1837, to 
Leroy Robinson, and was living at Newell, Iowa. 

880. Joseph Chapman,^ son of 417 Henry Taylor^ and 
Catherine [Thomas] Balch, was born at Richfield, N. Y., Jan- 
uary 30, 1817, and died about 1891. He was a mason, and 
lived last at Sand Bank, N. Y. He was married February 7, 
1844, to Sarah J. daughter of William Rose. She was born at 
Fly Creek, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1824, and died at Albion, N. Y., April 
25, 1863. They ha.d six children, the five eldest were born at 
Richfield, the youngest at Albion, N. Y. 

1634 EsTELLA,^ b. Nov. 0, 1S44. 

1635 Delas,« b. May 21, 1846. 

1636 JonN,9 b. June 17, 1850; d. Mar. 11, 1863. 

1637 Emely," b. Aug. 19, 1853. 

1638 Albert,!' b. Aug. 28, 18.56; d. Feb. 17, 18-57. 

1639 Darwbll,^ b. Sept. 4, 1862. 

Joseph C. was married second September 13, 1864, to Mary 
J., daughter of Terance Sheridan. She was born in Ireland, 
September 17, 1829. By this marriage Joseph C. had four 
children, all born at Albion, N. Y. 

1640 Eliza A.,9 b. Aug. 14, 1S65. 

1641 Chables,'' b. Jan. 20, 1867. 

1642 .Tames,8 b. July 3, 1868. 

1643 Makt,s b. Dec. 11, 1871. 

882. Maria.s daughter of 417 Henry Taylor' and Cath- 
erine [Thomas] Balch, was born at Richfield, N. Y., February 
7, 1821. She was married October 24, 1844, to George 
Washington Rose of Otsego, N. Y. He was born April 10,1821, 
and died in March, 1894. He was a farmer. Their residences 
have been Richfield, N. Y., Brockfield, 111. and Marseilles, 
111. They had six children, the three eldest were born at 
Richfield, the others at Brockfield, 111. William H., 
Catherine V., George Washington, Albert, Emma, Truman. 

883. Rhoda Ann,s daughter of 417 Henry Taylor^ and 
Catherine [Thomas] Balch, was born at Richfield, N. Y., 



HENRY BALCH, — SCHUYLER LAKE, X. Y. 261 

September 26, 1823. She was married Dec. 12, 1857, to 
Thomas, son of William Holt. He was born in New York 
March 24, 1826. He is a farmer, and is living with his wife 
at Seneca, 111. They had five childi-en. The eldest was born 
at Richfield, N. Y., the other four at Brockfield, 111. Martha 
A., b. Nov. 5, 1852, m. March 10, 1879, Nathaniel Baker ; 
John A., b. Nov. 10, 1856, d. Dec. 15, 1856 ; Sarah A., b. 
March 18, 1858, d. Feb. 17, 1862; Nellie F., b. Feb. 20, 
1860, d. Aug. 21, 1860 ; Aveline R., b. Jan. 7, 1863, m. Dec. 
29, 1880, Frank L. Covell. 

884. Henry.s son of 417 Henry Taylor" and Catherine 
[Thomas] Balch was born at Richfield, N. Y., December 5, 
1825, and is living at Schuyler Lake, N. Y. He married first 
Emma Deloug by whom he had one daughter who is now 
married. 

1644 Emma,^ b. ; m. 

Henry married second, Lovanda Sitts, by whom he has 
one daughter. 

1645 May," b. ; in. William Fay. 

886. Martha,^ daughter of 417 Henry Taylor" and Cath- 
erine [Thomas] Balch, was born at Richfield, N. Y. February 
5, 1830 ; she married, first, John Shaul, June 3, 1855. She was 
living at Forest City, Iowa, in 1887. Shaul was a farmer ; they 
moved to Iowa about 1862 ; they have six children ; the tliree 
eldest were born at Brockfield, 111., the other three in Iowa. 
Monroe, b. Feb. 25, 1857, d. Sept. 14, 1865 ; Julia, b. Dec. 2, 
1859 ; Cornelus, b. May 5, 1860 ; Edward, b. March 13, 1863 ; 
William, b. Aug. 29, 1864 ; Dora, b. Jan. 5, 1866. Shaul 
died, and Martha married John Reynolds, who died without 
issue. 

887. Sarah A.,^ daughter of 417 Henry Taylor' and 
Catherine [Thomas] Balch, was born at Richfield, N. Y., 
October 4, 1832. She was married September 23, 1849, to 
Alexander Shaul. He is a farmer, and they are living at 
Armstrong, Iowa. They have two children. Charles C, 
b. July 9,^850 ; Henry Alexander, b. Feb. 1, 1854. 



262 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

888. John Austin.^ son of 419 John" and Mary [Wood] 
Balch, was born at Mansfield, Conn., January 24, 1812, and 
was a farmer at Killawog, N. Y. in March, 1886. He is a Demo- 
crat and Spiritualist. In 1839 he was married to Minerva 
Lynde, who died in 1886. They had two children. 

1646 Ira,' b. 1840; unm., a farmer. 

1647 Pamela,9 b. 1S43; d. 1848. 

889. Mary Ann Maria,^ daughter of 419 John' and 
Mary [Wood] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., April 9, 
1816 ; she married Harmon Mackey by whom she had two 
children. Marvin Mackey married Miranda Jennings ; Lucy 
Mackey married William Wheaton, one child Florence 
Wheaton. This family are all Methodists. 

890. Sophronia Ann,^ daughter of 421 Thomas' and 
Eunice [Hamilton] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct. Janu- 
ary 25, 1820. She manied a Mr. Lawrence Wood and re- 
sided at East Winsor, Ct. 

892. Roxana Minerva,^ daughter of 421 Thomas" and 
Eunice [Hamilton] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Ct., April 
17, 1828. She married first Rufus Fielden Conant, son of 
Edmund, and grandson of Sylvester and a lineal descendant 
from Roger. He was born May 27, 1827, at Mansfield, Ct., 
where he always lived. He died in 1865. They had two 
children, Isadoras, b. March 12, 1849. Mary Ann Jeau- 
nette, b. August 17, 1850. 

Roxanna M. married for her second husband a Mr. 
Merrick. They lived at Atwoodville, Conn. 

894. Milo Hamilton,^ son of 421 Thomas" and Eunice 
[Hamilton] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Conn., June 17, 
1835, and was living at Mansfield, Ct., in 1886. 

899. William Henry,* son of 423 David B.' and Fanny 
[Cliannell] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., March 16, 
1823, and died in the same town, August 30, 1855. He married 
Hannah Lowell, who was born in 1816. They had one son. 

1648 David Hkxby,^ died at Amesbury, Mass., the last male descen- 

dant of Bavid Burnham. 



CHARLES BALCH, — OR AN, N. Y. 263 

900. Mara,^ daughter of 424 Dr. IsraeF and Nancy 
[Goodwin] Balch, was born at Salisbury, Mass., July 20, 
1816, and died at Amesbury, Mass., August 29, 1895. She 
was a lady of excellent mind and memory. She rendered 
great assistance to this Genealogy in giving the biography of 
her father and the records of his family. She never married. 

902. Israel Daniel Perkins,^ son of 424 Dr. Israel" and 
Nancy [Goodwin] Balch, was born at Amesbury, Mass., June 
18, 1822. In 1850 he married Margaret Cherry, who was 
born in 1822 at North Balmore, Ireland. She died in 1867. 
They had four children. 

1649 Anna Frances,^ b. Oct. 23, 1854; d. 1856. 

1650 Nellie Augusta,!" b. Nov. 21, 1856; d. Nov. 21, 1856. 
1651* Ida Fbances,'' b. Dec. 3, 1857. 

1652 Abthuk Israel,^ b. Dec. 3, 1850. 

Israel D. P. was married a second time in 1868 to Marga- 
ret Kenedy. She was born at North Andover, Mass., De- 
cember 20, 1833. They had two children. 

1653 Hebmon Frederick,' b. June 12, 1869; d. July 13, 1881. 

1654 Nellie Josephine,^ b. May 6, 1871. 

903. David Lowell Dearborn.^ son of 424 Dr. IsraeF 
and Nancy [Goodwin] Balch, was born at Amesbury, Mass., 
October 13, 1828. On January 10, 1854 he was married to 
Miss Judith Ann Boardman, who was born at Newburyport, 
Mass., in 1832. No issue. 

906. Rebecca,« daughter of 433 William' and Mehitable 
[Townsend] Balch, was born December 3, 1795, and died 
September 27, 1873. She married a Mr. Farnham in N. 
H. He was a ship blacksmith. They moved to Bangor, Me., 
where he had a large shop. 

913. Oharles.s son of 433 William" and Mehitable [Town- 
send] Balch, was born February 22, 1814, and died July 6, 
1882, at Ogden, Iowa. He was a farmer and Baptist. He 
was married in 1835 to Harriet, daughter of Nathan Hines of 
Schoharie, N. Y. She was born March 18, 1805, and died 
March 28, 1882, at Oran, N. Y. They had four children. 



264 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

1655* William Henby,' b. Nov. 7, 1S36. 

1656* Eliza Jane,^ b. Sept. 2, 1S38; d. May 9, 1885. 

1657* Charles D.," b. Aug. 18, 1840. 

1658* Habriet Cornelia," b. Feb. 8, 1844. 

1659* Maria,' b. May 26, 1846. 

916. Laura Ann,^ daughter of 435 David^ and Abigail 
[Wells] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., November 11, 
1802, and died at Winchendon, Mass., Oct. 19, 1874. She 
was buried at Keene, N. H. She married Daniel Jackson, 
and had seven children. They lived at Winchendon, Mass. 
David W., b. Oct. 27, 1829 ; Harriet A., b. Sept. 16, 1831, d. 
Jan. 5, 1882 ; James W., b. Sept. 22, 1834 ; Charles A., b. 
Nov. 24, 1837, d. Nov. 29, 1842 ; Eliza N., b. Oct. 12, 1839, d. 
May 7, 1842 ; Sarah C, b. Sept. 16, 1841 : George A., b. Feb. 
6, 1844. 

919. George A..^ son of 435 David' and Abigail [Wells] 
Balch, was born in Keene, N. H., October 13, 1809, and died 
in Worcester, Mass., March 8, 1891, and was buried at Keene. 
He was a mechanic, and was engaged in railroading for the 
Cheshire R. R. He was a strong Republican. On November 
13, 1831, he was married to Jemima Clark, who was born in 
Chestei-field, N. H., July 25, 1805, and died in Keene, Sep- 
tember 2, 1850. They had three children, aU born in 
Keene. 

1660 Geobge W.,'J b. Dec. 23, 1832; d. Apr. 13, 1848. 

1661* Martha A.,» b. Aug. 19, 1834; d. Mar. 5, 1883. 

1662* Mart A.,' b. July 11, 18.37. 

George A. married second, September 1, 1851, Maria San- 
derson, who was boin in Springfield, Vt., July 9, 1815, and 
died in Keene, May 14, 1888. They had two children, both 
born in Keene. 

1663* Emma M.,' b. Sept. 5, 1852. 

1664* Charles A.,* b. Nov. 23, 1854. 

925. John Capen.^ son of 440 John" and Mary [Elliot] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., in 1805, and died at 
Lynn, Mass. He was a inau of great piety. He was married 
twice. The name of his second wife was Mary Ann Collin- 



NEHEMIAH BAiCH, — TOPSFIELD, MASS. 265 

son. A diary by Mary Endicott of Danvers, notes the date 
of death and age of a Rebecca Balch, who was probably his 
daughter. The diary says that she was the only child of a 
widowed mother. 
1665 Kebkcca P.,9 b. 1S37; d. Mar. 20, 1864. 

926. Nehemiah,8 son of 440 John' and Mary [Elliot] 
Balch, was born at Topsiield, Mass., in 1807, and died in that 
town January 2, 1884. He was married April 2-3, 1829, to 
Mary Ann Lovett. She was born .June 22, 1806, at Newbury- 
port. They had three children, all born at Topsfield. 

1666* J^EHBMiAH Chables," b. Feb. 6, 1834. 

1667 Edwin Wallace," b. Aug. 27, 1837; d. Mch. 8, 1838. 

1668* George Edwin," b. Jan. 23, 1839; d. June 11, 1874. 

Nehemiah Balch was a man of sterling integrity, kind and 
sympathetic. Nearly forty years of his life was spent in the 
employ of C. Herrick & Co., where as overseer, and at one 
time as director, he gained the confidence of all with whom 
he came in contact. 

He served the town in many places of trust. In 1861, '62, 
he was treasurer, and had much to do with the recruiting for 
the war. In 1850 he represented the town in the legislature 
and took a lively interest in the contest for the senate, between 
Sumner and Winthrop. He was a member of the Con- 
gregational church for fifty-three yeais. Mrs. Balch was 
a woman of great persistency and remarkably well read, es- 
pecially of religious and theological works. 

927. Phebe,8 daughter of 444 Solomon" and Ruth 
[Knights] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., March 18, 1803, 
and died Maicli 7, 1841, in the same town where she had 
always lived. She married Charles H. Clark, a farmer, and 
had five children. Augusta M., b. Aug. 20, 1829 ; Amelia A., 
b. Sept. 3, 1831 ; Solomon, b. July 15, 1833, d. 1836; Byance, 
b. Nov. 16, 1835 ; Charles, b. Feb. 22, 1838. 

928. Robert.^ son of 444 Solomon^ and Ruth [Knights] 
Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., August 2, 1804, and died in 
the same town Januaiy 11, 1874. He was married April 22, 



Zbb EIGHTH GENERATION. 

1828, to Lydia, daughter of Seth Pike. She was boru at 
Brookfield, Vt., October 2, 1805. Robert was a farmer, and 
lived at Johnson, Vt., where his eight children were born. 
1669* Ruth Clementine,' b. Jan. 17, 1830. 

1670 Caroline Maby,« b. Apr. 7, 1832; d. Aug. 10, 1841. 

1671 Vbknon Waterman,' b. July 16, 1S34; d. Feb. 13, 1812. 
1672* Louisa Pike,'' b. Nov. 1, 1836; d. Aug. 6, 1862. 

1673 Solomon,' b. Apr. 9, 1840; d. Oct. 5, 1852. 
1674* Caroline Martha,' b. Aug. 28, 1843. 
1675* Julia Etta,' b. Mar. 5, 1846. 
1676 Robert,' b. May 16, 1849; d. Aug. 24, 1869. 

929. Ruth.s daughter of 444 Solomon' and Ruth 
[Knights] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., September 7, 
1806, and died in the same town February 28, 1873. She 
married John A. Clark, who was born August 31, 1804, and 
died May 9, 1874. They had six children, all born at John 
son, Vt. 

Frederick, b. Oct. 17, 1836. 

Jane, b. Apr. 22, 1838; m. first Lucius S. Rand, Oct. 28, 1863. 
Rand was born Mar. 4, 1835, and died Mar. 31, 1877; they 
had two children. John C, b. June 9, 1865; and an 
unnamed son, d. y. Jane [Clark] Rand m. second Samuel 
H. Smith, Nov. 6, 1882. Smith was born Jan. 11, 1834. 

Solomon B., b. Dec. 25, 1839; d. Jan. 11, 1872. 

Jennett, b. Mar. 28, 1842; m. Lewis D. Smith, Jan. 1, 1861. 

John A., b. Jan. 17, 1847; d. Apr. 10,1847. 

Ruth A., b. May 8, 1848; d. Sept. 8, 1852. 

930. Solomon,^ son of 444 Solomon^ and Ruth [Knights] 
Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., April 8, 1808, and died at 
Waterville, Vt., April 30, 1859, and was buried at Johnson. 
He_ was married first in March, 1832, to Hannah Clark. She 
was born at Johnson, Vt., and died at Waterville, in August, 
1841. They had two children. 

1677* Ruth K.,' b. Apr. 11, 1833. 
1678* Kno8,' b. Dec. 16, 1835. 

In December, 1842, Solomon married his second wife, 
Maria A. Huiiburt, of Waterville. They had three children. 
1679* Maky,' b. in 1844; d. in Kansas. 
1680* Martha,' b. in 1S46; d. at Waterville. 
1681* Fidelia,' b. in 1848. 



ALLEN, FREDERICK P. BALCH, — JOHNSON, VT. 267 

932. Allen.s son of 444 Solomon" and Ruth [Knights] 
Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., November 13, 1811, and 
died in the same town, April 13, 1881. He was married 
July 23, 1842, to Jane, daughter of Joseph Andrews, of 
Johnson. Their five children were all born in Johnson, Vt. 

1682* Alma H.,« b. Nov. 6, 1843; d. Mar. 1889. 

1683* Edwin K.,^ b. Oct. 12, 1846; d. Dec. 19, 1895. 

1684 Allen,' b. Mar. 12, 1849; d. May 9, 1849. 

1685 Wabren," b. Apr. 28, 1852; d. July 2, 1856. 
1686* Addib,' b. Dec. 25, 1857; d. Sept. 7, 1885. 

Allen was ambitious to leave home when he was of age, but 
one trip as a yankee pedler satisfied him. He bought the 
old farm on which he was raised, and built a new house near 
the old one in which he lived the remainder of his life. He 
was a quiet, hard working man, fond of fun in a quiet way, 
a Republican, an earnest Christian, a member of the Baptist 
church, a good neighbor, a kind father, and respected by all 
who knew him. 

933. Frederick P.,* son of 444 Soloman" and Ruth 
[Knights] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., October 26, 
1813, and is a farmer at Masena, New York. He married 
February 12, 1847, Elvira Clark, of Johnson. She died 
February 18, 1893. They had one son. 

1687* Fbed,9 b. October 21, 1818. 

934. Betsey ,s daughter of 444 Solomon' and Ruth 
[Knights] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., December, 10, 1815, 
and died November 11, 1848. She was married in December, 
1841, to John T. FuUington, of Cambridge, Vermont. They 
had one son, George H., who is a merchant at Idana, Kansas. 

939. John,8 son of 446 Moses' and Sally [Willis] Balch, 
was born at Johnson, Vt., February 18, 1806. He was 
married December 2, 1831, to Lydia A. Andrews. She was 
born at Johnson, February 28, 1811, and died at Newport, 
Vt., October 19, 1866. John was a farmer and carpenter,, and 
was living at Newport, Vt., in 1887. They had eight chil- 
dren, all born at Johnson. 



abO EIGHTH GENERATION. 

1688 Sarah, J-.^b. Sept. 11, 1832. 

1689 Otis P.,8b. Feb. 28, 1835. 

1690 JoHN,8 b. July 23, 1837; d. Mar. 28, 1861. 

1691 Joseph A.,^ b. Oct. 11, 1839. 

1692 Serea A.,» b. Aug. 15, 1811: d. Aug. 20, 1841. 

1693 Chat M.,!" b. July U, 1842; d. Nov. 20, 1862. 

1694 Mary J.,' b. May 14, 1844. 

1695 Samuel A.,^ b. Apr. 22, 1847. 

John was married again September 15, 1867, to Sarah G. 
Hazelton. No issue. 

940. Samuel.s son of 446 Moses' and Sally [Willis] 
Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., June 23, 1808, and died at 
Manchester, N. H., August 26, 1854. He was married April 
2, 1835, to Nancy Maria Bartlett. She was born at Unity, 
N. H., March 23, 1813, and died at Manchester, April 12, 
1884. They had three children. 

1696* Susan Elizabeth,^ b. Dec. 27, 1835. 

1697* George Granville,^ b. Aug. 17, 1837 ; d. Dec. 20, 1865. 

1698 Sarah Maria Herbekt,^ b. Jan. 7, 1840 ; d. unm. Apr. 14, 

1856. 

Samuel was a farmer, and lived at Manchester, N. H. His 
^vidow Nancy, married Charles C. Huntoon. No issue. 

941. Moses.s son of 446 Moses' and Sally [Willis] Balch, 
was born at Johnson, Vt., November 30, 1810, and died Mar. 
17, 1891. He was married August 14, 1831, to Mary Ann, 
daughter of Moses Burnham, of Chester, Vt. She was born 
at Chester, Vt., December 23, 1813. They have had eight 
children, all born at Johnson, except their youngest son, Sam- 
uel H., who was born at Goffstown, N. H. 

1699 Martha M.,^ b. Sept. 18, 1832; d. unm., at New Boston, N. H. 

June 23, 1851. 
1700* Prolina L.,«b. Dec. 24, 1834; d. June 18, 1878. 
1701* Elizabeth A.,9b. Feb. 22, 1837. 
1702* Wayland F.,9 b. May 28, 1839. 
1703* Sarah A.,« b. Oct. 31, 1841. 
1704* Ellen Asinith,^ b. Feb. 14, 1844. 
1705* Charles S.,=' b. Feb. 5, 1848. 
1706* Samuel K.,^ b. Oct. 1, 1854. . 

942. Abijah.s son of 446 Moses" and Sally [Willis] 
Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., Mar. 16, 1813, and died in 



ABIJAH BALCH, — JOHNSON, VT. 269 

the same town in which he was born and always lived, Sept. 
21, 1878. He was buried in North Hyde Park, Vt. Abijah 
was a farmer. On February 10, 1838, he was married to 
Eliza Nites. She was born at Enosburg, Vt., July 23, 1815. 
Their four children were born at Johnson, Vt. 

1707 HiAL B.9 b. April ], 1839 ; d. June 8, 1839. 

1708* WiLLAED M.,9 b. Apr. 17, 1840 ; d.Dec. 17, 1881. 

1709 Fkederick Y.,^ b. Mar. 16, 1842 ; d. Feb. 2, 1852. 

1710* Ai.M0N,8 b. Nov. 20, 1847. 

946. Jolin Jefferson.s son of 447 John" and Deborah 
[Kenniston] Balch, was born at Jericho, Vt., June 27, 1804, 
and died March 10, 1879, at Kennebunkport, Me., where he 
had gone because of his eldest son's illness. He was a farmer. 
He was married in November, 1827, to Abigail G. Mudgett. 
She died at Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, March 16, 1879, 
within twelve days of the death of her husband and their 
eldest son. All three died of pneumonia. They lived at 
Lyndeboro and were much esteemed for their uniform kind- 
ness and generosity. Prior to 1862 they lived at New Bos- 
ton, New Hampshire. 

1711* .John W.,' b. September 10, 1828 ; d. Mar. 4, 1879. 
1712* Moses M.,^ b. Sept. 11, 1881. 
1713* Mart Emily," b. July 17, 1840. 

947. Eliza,^ daughter of 447 John' and Deborah [Ken- 
niston] Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., March 3, 
1806, and died at LeClaire, Iowa, December 22, 1866. She 
was married May 25, 1823, to Ezekiel, son of Philip and 
Hannah [Hackett] Peaslee, who was born at Lewiston, Me., 
October 5, 1802, and died at LeClaire, la., July 14, 1880. They 
lived at Middletown, Mass., until 1837, when they removed 
to LeClaire. They had six children, the five eldest were born 
at Middletown, Mass., the youngest at LeClaire. John B., 
b. Sept. 10, 1824, m. Nov. 1, 1855, Isabelle Barr; Phillip O., 
b. May 28, 1828, d. unm. 1850; Hannah M., b. Jan. 27, 1830, 
d. Mar. 22, 1851, m. Nov. 7, 1847, Silas Lancaster; Julia A. 
Peaslee, b. Mar. 3, 1833, m. Aug. 14, 1853, David T. Stone- 
braker, lives at Melvern, Kansas; George P., b. May 3, 1836, 



270 EIGHTH GENEEATIOS. 

d. April 1, 1867, m. July 5, 1863, Melissa Lewis; Orrin H., 
b. Jan. 23, 1848, m. Jan. 24, 1868, Anna E. Stonebraker, live 
at LeClaire, Iowa. 

948. Eliphalet,^ fourth son of 447 John" and Deborah 
[Kenniston] Balch, was born at New Boston, New Hamp- 
shire, December 29, 1807, and died May 28, 1873, at Jericho, 
Vt., where he was a farmer. He was married Nov. 9, 1831, 
to Lucretia Maria, daughter of Pittman Barker. She was 
born in Tiumouth, Vt., June 17, 1812, and died at Jericho, 
Vt., March 29, 1890. 

1714 Henry John.s b. Nov. 24. 1832; d. Feb. 12, 1S53. 

1715* Helen Abigail,^ b. Sept. 5, 1S34; d. Aug. 16, 1881. 

1716 George Hibam,» b. Oct. 27, 1836; d. Feb. 9, 1853. 

1717* Barker SA-n-TER.^ b. July 28, 1838. 

1718 Olive Sawyer,' b. April 2, 1840; d. Feb. 6, 1853. 

1719 Noah Woodman,** b. Jan. 28, 1842; d. Feb. 16, 1853. 

1720 Ann Eliza,' b. Nov. 29, 1844; d. Feb. 16, 1853. 
1721* Fayette,' b. August 23, 1848; d. Sept. 30, 1886. 
1722* Effie Jane,' b. Sept. 16, 1850. 

The entire family with the exception of the father were 
sick with scarlet fever, and five died in ten days. 

949. Julia Ann,^ daughter of 447 John' and Deboi-ah 
[Kenniston] Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., August 
25, 1809, and died June 25, 1896. She lived at Hookset, 
N. H. She married January 24, 1835, Ayers, son of Ayers 
and Sarah Worth. He was a farmer, and was born August 
10, 1808, at Center Harbor, N. H., and died Nov. 21, 1875, 
at Moultonboro, where they lived. They had two children. 
Julia Maria, b. Dec. 14, 1836, d. December 25, 1886, m. Aug. 
6, 1854, Elisha Slager ; William Balch, b. May 26, 1844, d. 
May 3, 1863, in the army. 

950. Hannah,^ daughter of 447 John" and Deborah 
[Kenniston] Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., May 11, 
1811, and is living at Waltham, Mass. She was married in 
1836 to George Washington Haseltine, who was born Febru- 
ary 18, 1812, and died August 27, 1864. They had ten chil- 
dren. George Hector, b. June 29, 1837, d. July 25, 1889 ; 



WILLIAM PLUMMER BALCH, — SOUTH WEABE, N. H. 271 

Wright Augustus, b. Dec. 2, 1838, d. July 21, 1847 ; William 
Harrison, b. Nov. 30, 1840, d. Feb. 22, 1881; Charles Sewell, 
b. June 5, 1842, d. June 29, 1885 ; John R., b. Feb. 2, 1844, d. 
May 10, 1896 ; Hannah, b. Sept. 7, 1845 ; Edwin, b. Nov. 20, 
1847, d. Feb. 28, 1885; Augustus, b. Oct. 17, 1849; Helen, 
b. August 10, 1851, d. Sept. 27, 1855; Emma, b. Aug. 19, 
1855, d. Sept. 30, 1855. 

951. William Plummer.s son of 447 John" and Deborah 
[Kenniston] Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., March 13, 
1813, and died at South Weare, N. H., April 12, 1884, and 
was buried in the Hillside cemetery at South Weare. He 
was a farmer, in politics a democrat. He was married Feb- 
ruary 15, 1846 to Sarah C. daughter of Samuel and Delila 
[Welch] Gove. She was born at South Weare, February 15, 
1821. The family are Universalists. They always lived at 
South Weare, where their four children were born. 

1723* Henby H.,9 b. Jan. 16, 1847. 

1724* Delila Gove,« b. Sept. 16, 1848. 

1725* Almena M.,9 b. Mar. 11, 1850. 

1726* Emma D.,«b. July IS, 1855. 

953. Roxanna,^ youngest daughter of 447 John and 
Deborah [KennistonJ Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., 
July 1, 1818, and died at Goffstown, June 3, 1889. She 
was married at Stoddard, N. H., April 14, 1872, to Samuel 
Nichols, who was born at Stoddard, March 11, 1831, and is a 
dry goods peddler, living at Hopkinton, New Hampshire. 
They had no children. 

954. William D.,8 son of 452 Allen? and Hepzibah 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., October 26, 
1813, and died at New Orleans, La., October 12, 1862. He 
enlisted in 1861, in Co. K, seventh regiment, Vermont 
Volunteers. 

955. Margaret D.,^ daughter of 452 Allen? and Hepzi- 
bah [Dodge] Balch, was born at Unity, N.H., May 13,1815, and 
died at Antrim, N. H., January 22, 1892. She married James 
C. Brackett. He was born June 27, 1815, and died Septem- 



272 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

ber 21, 1889, and was buried with Masonic rites at Antrim 

where they lived, and were members of the Methodist church. 

Clarence A.., b. Mar. 2, 1840; m. Laura Oliver, of Walpole, 

Mass., lives at Chelsea, Mass , a physician. 
Chaklks p., b. June 9, 1842; lives at Antrim, a merchant. 
EsTELA O., b. Jan. 28, 1851; m. Fred L. Nay, a photographer and 
engraver, they live at Antrim. 

956. Sarah L.,^ daughter of 452 Allen' and Hepzibah 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., May 16, 
1818, and lives at Jackson, Michigan. She was married 
August 19, 1838, to Samuel O. Knapp, who died suddenly 
January 6, 1888. He was born in 1816, at Royalton, Vt. 
He was superintendent of a woolen manufactory connected 
with the Michigan State Prison. Afterward he made valu- 
able investments in Lake Superior mining property. He was 
a prominent member of the Methodist Church. He was a pub- 
lic spirited, high minded, and generous citizen, courteous 
and genial. They had no children. 

957. Elizabeth 0.,^ daughter of 452 AUen^ and Hepzi- 
bah [Dodge] Balch, was bom at Unity, N. H., Jan. 15, 1821. 
She was married November 19, 1843, to Charles S. Philips. 
He is a miller at Watertown, New York. They are members 
of the Methodist church, and have one son, George Henry, 
b. April 2, 1854, who is with his father in the milling busi- 
ness. 

958. John A..^ son of 452 Allen' and Hepzibah [Dodge] 
Balch, was born at Unity, N. H., June 23, 1828, and died at 
Tola, Wisconsin, July 28, 1891. He was married first, in 
1852, to Caroline Stevenson, of Keeseville, New York. She 
was born in 1837, and died September 26, 1878. They had 
six children. 

1727* Jennie Lauba,« b. March 25, 1853, 

1728* Claka Louisa,^ b. Jan. 20, 1855. 

1729* Elizabeth D.,« b. Xov. 27, 1856. 

1730* Mary Kate,» b. July 20, 1853. 

1731* Charles P.," b. April 21, 1860. 

1732 John A..' b. Feb. 8, 1864; d. July 6. 1876. 

In 1882 John married his second wife, a Miss Pope, of 



JOHN A., EZKA D. BALCH, — lOLA, WIS. 273 

Shawano, Wis. She was born at Wurtemburg, Germany, 
April 10, 18-42. As a boy John A. was full of mischief and 
fun. When 20 years of age he bought his time from his 
father for forty dollars, and in the early spring of 1844 left 
home for Keeseville, New York, to learn flour milling. From 
Burlington, Vermont, he walked twelve miles across Lake 
Champlain, on the ice, which was deemed unsafe for teams. 
He remained at the mill until 1849, and then, on December 
18, took passage, with three others, on the brig " Orbit," 
from New York, around the Horn, to San Francisco. The 
journey took four months and twenty days, and cost two 
hundred dollars. John worked a short time in the gold 
mines at Weaver Creek, was taken sick, spent all his money, 
and then went to Oregon, landing at the site of the present 
city of Portland. Here he soon found employment as a car- 
penter, first at five, and then at eight dollars a day, with 
tools and board. After a time he returned to the California 
mines, and was doing very well, when news of his mother's 
illness led him to sell out and return home by way of the 
isthmus. Soon after his return he maiTied and took charge 
of the flour mill at Peru, New York. In 1858 he took charge 
of the mill at Ausable Forks, New York, and two or thi-ee 
years later he moved to Tola, Wisconsin. He was a Demo- 
crat, and a hard working, honest, temperate man. 

959. Alma A.,^ daughter of 452 Allen" and Hepzibah 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at Unity, N. H., June 6, 1828. 
She never married. Her father gave her the old homestead 
and personal property at Northfield, where she now lives. 
She is a lady of ability and kindly disposition, and has ren- 
dered much assistance in collecting material for this Gene- 
alogy. 

960. Ezra D.,s son of 452 Allen' and Hepzibah [Dodge] 
Balch, was born at Charlestown, N. H., May 6, 1830, and 
died at lola, Wisconsin, Sept. 6, 1867. He was married Jan- 
uary 1, 1850, to Martha E. Nye, of Northfield, Vermont, and 
removed to Tola in 1855. He was a farmer, a member of the 



274 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

Methodist church, superintendent of the Sabbath school, and 
class leader. He also held various town offices. His six 
children were born at lola, except the two eldest, who were 
born at Northfield. 

1733 Abaeella S.,^ b. Sept. 26, 1850; d. Sept. 13, 1862. 

1734* OssiAN E. D.,' b. July 21, 1853. 

1735* Allen E.,» b. Oct. 7, 1855. 

1736* Etta Alma,^ b. Feb. 10, 1858. 

1737* Okkblia E.,9 b. Mar. 3, 1861. 

1738* Mattie E.,9 b. May 19, 1867. 

962. Angia H.,^ daughter of 452 Alien' and Hepzibah 
[Dodge] Balch, was born at Northfield, Vt., November 17, 
1837, and died at Montpelier, Vt., January 31, 1880. She 
was married to George Wheeler, April 2, 1860, at Montpelier ; 
they resided in that town and kept the Union Hotel. 

963. Jolin B.,8 son of 453 William" and Mary [Boynton] 
Balch, was born at Madison, Ohio, January 21, 1819. He 
was married January 29, 1838 to Mary Ann Stoddard, who 
was born at Madison, Ohio, in 1818, and died at Fon du Lac, 
Wisconsin, December 14, 1851. They had seven children, 
five eldest were born at Madison, the two youngest at Fon 
du Lac. 

1739* John Allen,^ b. Jan. 26, 1839. 

1740* William Hbnby,'' b. Apr. 10, 1840; d. Jan. 14, 186S. 

1741 Oscar Fitsland," b. 1842; d. y. 

1742* Ann Eliza,** b. Apr. 8, 1844. 

1743* OscAB Nelson,*' b. May 16, 1846; d. 1873. 

1744 Jasper Hibam,' b. Jan. 10, 1848; d. y. 

1745* Julia Ann,^ b. Dec. 4, 1851. 

John B. married second, January 28, 1852, Ellen 0., 
daughter of Levi Stevens. She was born at Russell, N. Y., 
May 20, 1884. He was divorced from her in 1875. They 
had eight children. 

1746 Harrison F.,^ b. Nov. 28, 1852; d. 1862. 

1747* Laura Ellen,^ b. Aug. 29, 1854. 

1748* Fkancks Amelia," b. Mar. 28, 1856. 

1749 John Btron,» b. June 20, 1857; d. July 22, 1859. 

1750* Fred Willard,' b. June 15, 1860. 

1751 Fitch B.,»b. Oct. 1861: d. 1862. 



HIEAM ALLEN BALCH, — WASHINGTON, D. C. 275 

1752* Nina Jessie," b. Oct. 25, 1863. 
1753* Hattie,9 b. Nov. 18, 1869. 

After his fii-st marriage, John B. engaged in farming at 
Madison, Ohio, for about ten years, when he lost everything by 
fire but f35 which was in his pocket. He then moved to 
Fon du Lac, Wis., and with liis strong mental and physical en- 
ergy, he was soon engaged in farming and land speculating. 
In 1862, he turned to well sinking for salt and oil, in Michi- 
gan, Pennsylvania and Kansas. In 1871, he engaged in the 
successful cultivation of cranberries at Bennington, Wisconsin. 
In 1877, he married his third wife, Margaret D. Nute, who 
had no children. 

965. Hiram Allen,* son of 153 William" and Mary 
£Boynton] Balch, was born at Madison, Ohio, September 11, 
1824. He was married first, June 4, 1850, to Martha A., 
daughter of Judge Daniel and Polly [Ross] Curtis of Joliet, 
Illinois, formerly of Pennsylvania. A daughter was born to 
them but both mother and child died October 16, 1854. 
Hiram A. married again August 15, 1866, to Emilia Hough- 
ton, daughter of Jasper and Melvina [Conroy] Curtis, of St. 
Albans, Vt. She was born in that town January 10, 1839. 
They had two children. 

1754 Melvina Curtis," b. July 3, 1837; d. July 17, 1867. 

1755* William Allen," b. Aug. 27, 1869. 

Hiram was educated at Madison Academy and Kirtland 
Institute, and in 1844 at the latter had charge of the classes in 
chemistry and penmanship. In 1846 took up daguerreotyping 
and went South. In 1849, he settled in Joliet, Illinois. His 
photographs won premiums wherever exhibited. He traveled 
through Kentucky and Tennessee from 1859 until the break- 
ing out of the war, and then came to Cairo, Illinois. Soon 
after the capture of Memphis, he opened a gallery there and 
remained until 1869. In 1869 he bought one thousand acres 
of land in Arkansas, and tried farming for three years, but his 
crops were destroyed by di'ought and cattle. He then engaged 
again in photography at Hot Springs, Arkansas, and was 



276 EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

burned out in the great fire of 1879. In 1880, he received an 
appointment in the Census Bureau at Washington, D. C, and 
since 1882 has been a clerk in the Pension Bureau. He is a 
Republican, an Episcopalian and is a member of the Masonic 
fraternity and Odd Fellows. 

967. Mary L./ daughter of 453 William" and Marj' 
[Boynton] Balch, was born at Madison, Ohio, March 28, 
1836. She was married July 27, 1854, to William Y. Duke, 
who was born at Manchester, England, August 24, 1832, and 
died at Onarga, Illinois, November 28, 1877. He was the son 
of William and Ann Duke. They had eight children. 

William F., b. at Madison, Ohio, Apr. 15, 18.55; graduated at the 
Commercial College at Grand Prarie, Seminary, Onarga, 
Illinois. He is a partner of the firm Duke Brothers, stock- 
men and fruit growers, at Hotchkiss, Colorado. He married 
October 10, 1894, Bertha Merrifield; they had one child 
Wanda E., b. Aug. 22, 1895. 
George H., b. at Loda, Ills., March 13, 1867; is a member of the 
firm Duke Brothers. He graduated at the Commercial 
College, Onarga, Illinois. He married, July 12, 1885, Ger- 
trude M. Miller; children Helen M., b. July 6, 1886; George 
W., b. Nov. 1, 1888; Homer A., b. July 12, 1892. 
Ada Mary, b. at Ash Grove, Ills., Sept. 13, 1859; d. Aug. 1, 

1877. 
Nettie E., b. at Ash Grove, Ills., Jan. 25, 1862; married Dec. 25, 
1881, Horace F. Dent, a traveling merchant; children, Edna, 
b. Chicago, Dec. 8, 1881; Vivian, b. Florida, Sept. 16, 1883; 
Ada, b. Kansas City, Mo., July 18, 1887; Ormlle, b. Kansas 
City, Dec. 20, 1889. 
Edward M., b. at Ash Grove, Ills., Oct. 12, 1866; is a member of 
the firm of Duke Brothers. He married, Nov. 17, 1891, 
Maud E. Doughty; children, Horace E., b. Sept. 15, 1892; 
Bruce E., b. Aug. 6, 1894. 
Charles A., b. at Onarga, Ills., Dec. 26, 18(18; d. Jan. 12, 1870. 
Clara E. b. at Onarga, Ills., Oct. 19, 1870; m. Jan. 15, 1893, 
Fred W. Simonds, wholesale book business; child Elinor, b. 
Chicago, Dec. 25, 1893. 
Jessie E., b. at Onarga, Ills., June 11, 1877; is a teacher in the 
High School, at Onarga, Illinois. 
When the civil war broke out, William Y. Duke enlisted 
in the 76th Illinois Infantry Volunteers, with which regi- 
ment he served nearly three years as firat Sergeant of his 



HUMPHBEY BALCH, — TOPSPIELD, MASS. 277 

company. He was wounded in the Mobile campaign, in the 
spring of 1865, from which wound he never recovered, and 
finally died from its effects. Mr. Duke was a carriage maker 
by trade. 

968. George P.,^ son of 453 William" and Mary [Boyn- 
ton] Balch, was born August 20, 1843, at Madison, Ohio, 
where he is a farmer. He was married October 5, 1865, to 
Emma, daughter of Edwin Warner. She was born at Madi- 
son, Ohio. They have one son, born at Madison. 

1756 William,' b. Mar. 18, 1873. 

969. Perley.s son of 458 Perley' and Sarah [Perkins] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., April 27, 1809, and died 
at Lowell, February 9, 1881. He was a teacher at Lowell. 
He married Susan H. Glazier, by whom he had one child. 

1757 Maky Abbt,^ b. March 10, 1844, at Lynn, Mass.; a teacher at 

Lowell. 

971. Mehitable,^ daughter of 458 Perley^ and Sarah 
[Perkins] Balch, was born at Topsfield, May 16, 1814, and 
died July 24, 1891. She married William G. Lake, Novem- 
ber 25, 1834. Their four children were born at Topsfield, 
Massachusetts. Marietta B., b. Dec. 13, 1835 ; d. Nov. 15, 
1845 ; Susan J., b. June 24, 1838 ; Perley B., b. March 9, 
1843; William G., b. Feb. 27, 1851. 

972. Humphrey ,8 son of 458 Perley^ and Sarah [Per- 
kins] Balch, was born at Topsfield, May 18, 1818, and is liv- 
ing at Topsfield. On April 10, 1842, he was married to 
Hannah P., daughter of Peter and Mehitable Bradstreet. She 
was born March 5, 1823, and died June 19, 1891. She was a 
descendant of Governor Bradstreet, and was born on the 
historical Governor Bradstreet farm in Topsfield, which 
came down to her in regular descent. She was highly ac- 
complished, of lovely character, and possessed of much of 
the spirit of Ann [Dudley] Bradstreet, the first American 
poet. Humphrey and Hannah had four children. 

1758 Httmphbet Porter,' b. May 28, 1844; d. May 2.S, 1847. 
1759* Edward Perley,' b. Jan. 13, 1850. 



278 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

1760* Gilbert Brownell," b. Feb. 9, 1856. 
1761* Anna Bkadstkeet," b. Feb. 18, 1860. 

973. Jeremiah,^ son of 458 Perley" and Sarali [Perkins] 
Balch, was born at Topsfield, May 17, 1823, and is living at 
Salem, Mass. He and his children are excellent musicians. 
He was married, Oct. 24, 1849, to Mary Shepherd, of Salem. 
They have had six children. 

1762 Harriet W..^ b. June 3, 1850; d. July 5, 185.3. 

1763* Mary Augusta,^ b. June 16, 1853; d. March 31, 1888. 

1764 Jeremiah Perkins," b. April 12, 1855; d. May 24, 1856. 

1765 Clarence Linwood," b. May 21, 1857; d. unm. Sept. 1, 1882. 

1766 Jeremiah Shepherd,^ b. Nov. 6, 1859. 

1767 Edward Forest,' b. April 7, 1862. 

974. Benjamin Johnson,^ son of 458 Perley' and Sa- 
rah [Perkins] Balch, was born at Topsfield, September 9, 
1826, and is living in Topsfield, upon the farm owned by his 
greatgrandfather, 115 John^ Balch. On May 2, 1858, he 
married Eliza, daughter of Oliver Killam, of Boxford. She 
died January 22, 1868, leaving one child. 

1768* Florence Eliza," b. Sept. 3, 1859. 

Benjamin J. married second, September 26, 1871, Caroline 
P., daughter of Jewett and Mary [Perkins] Pingree, a 
bright and intelligent lady. 

1769 Franklin," b. Jan. 15, 1876; student Boston University Law 
School. 



FOURTH BRANCH. 

Descendants of 9 Freeborn.^ 

975. Lewis,^ son of 464 Benjamin" and Marilda [Good- 
ale] Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., August 23, 1815, 
and died at West Troy, N. Y., April 21, 1891, and was buried 
at Balston, N. Y. He was married, December 22, 1844, to 
Sarah, daughter of Henry and Isabel Tucker. She was born 
at Greenwich, N. Y., May 5, 1824. Lewis and his wife were 
members of the Episcopal church. They had eight children. 



LEWIS, ASAHEL A. BALCH, — MANCHESTER, N. H. 279 

1770 Charles H.,^ b. Dec. 18, 1846; d. unm. 

1771 Sarah M.,^ b. Jan. 27, 1848. 

1772 Cora K.,^ b. Aug. 30, 1850; d. unm. 
1773* Mary E.,9 b. July 5, 1853. 
1774* Benjamin H.,^ b. Dec. 22, 1855. 

1775 Albert W.,^ b. Jan. 13, 1860; d. unm. 

1776 Lewis F.,^ b. Apr. 15, 1862; d. unm. 

1777 George W. L.,» b. Sept. 5, 1868. 

976. MaryAnn.s daughter of 464 Benjamin' and Ma- 
rilda [Goodale] Balch, was born April 23, 1818, and died at 
Milford, N. H., July 27, 1884. She married Harvey Sweet. 
He died at Milford, April 3, 1858. They had one daughter. 
Mary Esther, b. at Milford, June 13, 1855 ; m. Albert H. 
Morton, May 1, 1877. They had two children': Ethel, b. Dec. 
4, 1878, d. Jan. 1, 1879 ; Earle, b. June 6, 1881. 

982. Sarah Goodwin.^ daughter of 464 Benjamin' and 
Marilda [Goodale] Balch, was born at Methuen, Mass., May 
19, 1836. She was married, May 17, 1854, to John Murry 
Sunt, who was born at Saco, Me., May 7, 1833. He is a shoe- 
maker and farmer, and they live at South Berwick, Maien. 
They had two children. 

Sarah Marilda, b. May 18, 1855, at Haverhill, Mass., d. Sept. 
12, 1885, at South Berwick; m. Herbert W. Butler, a sales- 
man, April 30, 1874. Butler was born at Maiden. Four 
children: Herbert L., b. at Haverhill, Oct. 4, 1875. Grace 
H., b. at South Berwick, Jan. 3, 1877; d. June 7, 1877. Effy 
May, b. at South Berwick, June 20, 1879. Leroy Sheldon, b. 
at Portsmouth, N. H., Mch. 7, 1881. 
Susan Ellen, b. Jan. 2, 1863, at Haverhill; d. Nov. 8, 1869, at 
Haverhill. 

987. Asahel Adams,^ son of 466 Daniel' and Silence C • 
[Adams] Balch, was born at Lowell, Mass., June 1, 1826, and 
died at Manchester, N. H., January 16, 1869. He was State 
Representative from Manchester from 1865 to 1869, and was 
a prominent Mason. He was married, February 4, 1854, to 
Izetta Theresa Thompson, of Manchester. She was born at 
Fryeburg, Me., July 7, 1835, and died at Lowell, Mass., 
August 26, 1889. They had four children, all born at Man- 
chester. 



28U EIGHTH GENERATION. 

1778 Frank Bush,« b. Aug. 16, 1855; d. Dec. 8, 1883, at Pomona, Fla. 

1779 Louisa Shattuck,^ b. July 12, 1860. Living at Lowell, Mass. 

1780 Edward Everett,^ b. Jan. 17, 1865; unm. 

1781 AsAHEL Adams,^ b. Aug. 14, 1869; unm. 

988. Walter Byron/ son of 466 Daniel" and Silence C 
[Adams] Balch, was born at Lowell, Mass., August 9, 1828- 
He was married November 10, 1859, to Miss Augusta Eve- 
lyn Demeiitt, of Durham, N. H. They have had three chil- 
dren, the eldest was born at Durham, the other two at Man- 
chester. 

1782 Walter Adams," b. Jan. 31, 1861; d. Mch. 5, 1880, at Man- 

chester. 
1783* Fannie Augusta," b. May 19, 1S67. 
1784 Alice EVELTN,9 b. May 14, 1876. 

993. Henry Augustus.^ son of 467 William H." and 
Louisa [Shattuck] Balch, was born at East Bradford, Mass., 
September 3, 1825, and died September 7, 1850. He married 
Lauretta C. Wliitcomb, of Fairlee, Vt., in 1848. They had 
one child. 

1785* Louisa Shattuck," b. in 1849. 

994. Rebecca Ann,^ daughter of 467 William H." and 
Louisa [Shattuck] Balch, was born at East Bradford, May 7, 
1828. She married Abel, son of John Stickuey, of Groveland, 
March 13, 1856. They had three children, all born at Grove- 
land. John Henry, b. Feb. 22, 1859 ; Frank Wallace, b. June 
5, 1864 ; Louisa Shattuck, b. Mar. 14, 1868, d. Sept. 13, 1868. 

997. Eliza Greenleaf,^ daughter of 471 Wesley" and 
Ann [Greenleaf] Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., May 
16, 1825, and died December 18. 1886. She was married first, 
at Thomaston, Me., to Parker McCobb, of Waldoboro, Me. 
He died at St. Augustine, Fla. She married for her second 
husband, John A. Low, of Concord, N. H. He died in De- 
cember, 1865. She had no children. 

998. Harriet Frances/ daughter of 471 Wesley" and 
Ann [Greenleaf] Balch, was born at Haverhill, Mass., in 
1827, and died in the same town, March 23, 1866. She mar- 
ried Hon. Jackson B. Swett, State Senator from Haverhill, 



■WESLEY PERKINS BALCH, — BOSTON, MASS. 281 

May 2, 1854. He was bom at Haverhill, February 12, 1815, 
and died in the same town October 3, 1890. She was Swett's 
second wife ; his third was her cousin Mary Boardman Davis, 
daughter of 478 Susan Osborn Balch. They had four chil- 
dren, all born at Haverhill. Wesley Balch, b. Sept. 20, 1855, 
d. Apr. 11, 1858 ; Harry and Willie, twins, b. Jan. 3, 1858, d. 
Jan. 4, 1858 ; Alice Balch, b. June 27, 1860, d. Aug. 3, 1860. 
1000. Sarah Elizabeth.^ daughter of 472 John' and 
Sarah Ann [Samson] Balch, was born at Thomaston, Maine, 
November 13, 1828. She was married, June 6, 1848, to 
Thomas Genthner. He died at Waldoboro, Maine, March 2- 
1872. They had three children : 

Edwakd Kavanagh, b. Mar. 26, 1849; m. Anna M. M'Carrison, 
of Portland, Me., June 3, 1890. She died at Portland in 
March, 1891. Edward K. Genthner is a physician at Portland. 

Delia Jabvis, b. March 29, 1861; m. at Waldoboro, Jan. 12, 1891, 
Herbert A. Hastings, of Westboro, Mass. They live at Somer- 
ville, Mass., and have one child: Gladys Balch, b. Jan. 19, 
1893, at Waldoboro. 

Elizabeth Fablby, b. Oct. 4, 1864. 

1003. Wesley Perkins,^ son of 480 Wesley Perkins, 
and Marj' [Baker] Balch, was born at Medfield, June 20, 
1822, and died November 10, 1890. He married Almira 
Patterson Smith, in June, 1848. She was born May 11, 
1826, and is living in Boston. They had one child. 

1786 Mary Elizabeth,^ b. March 4, 1849; d. April 22, 1852. 

In 1860 he was a leading merchant in Boston, doing busi- 
ness in grain and flour. Few men in this country have been 
more successful in trading and breeding famous horses. The 
stallion Fearnaught and the mare Purity he sold for $25,000 
each. 

1004. Mary Rebecca H.,^ daughter of 480 Wesley Per- 
kins''' and Mary [Baker] Balch, was born at Medfield, No- 
vember 10, 1823, and lives at Brookline, Massachusetts. She 
married George William Pettes, a journalist and author, at 
Roxbury, Mass., December 8, 1846. He died at Brookline, 
March 18, 1892. They had six children : Elizabeth Law- 



2i»2J EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

rence, b. July 25, 1848, m. Henry Hall Tuttle, June 3, 1879, 
he died July 19, 1883; George Wesley, b. May 5, 1850, 
unm. ; James Lawrence, b. Sept. 9, 1851, unm. ; Ada Percy, 
b. Oct. 9, 1856, unm. ; Helen Huntington, b. Oct. 19, 1858, d. 
Aug. 21, 1859 ; Helen Frances, b. Dec. 13, 1860 ; unm. 

1006. William Henry,^ son of 480 Wesley Parkins'^ 
and his third wife, Eliza A. [Brackett] Balch, was born at 
Medfield, April 3, 1849, is not married ; is living at Santa 
Barbara, California ; a merchant and ship owner. 

1007. Elizabeth Arabella.^ daughter of 480 Wesley 
Perkins' and his third wife, Eliza A. [Brackett] Balch, was 
born at Medfield, Sept. 23, 1851. She is not married, and 
lives in Boston, Massachusetts. 

1008. John F.,s son of 483 John' and Abigail [Fair- 
banks] Balch, was born at Medfield, inl829, and died in New 
York city, August 24, 1869. He was married July 23, 1860, 
to Elvira J., daughter of Walter James. She was born at 
Boston, November 1, 1834, and died at New York city, Jan- 
uary 6, 1894, and was buried at Medfield, Mass. They had 
four children, the first born in Boston, the others in New 
York city. 

1787 Eva Janes.^ b. Dec. 24, 186.3. 

1788 Ida Richaedson,^ b. Sept. 9, 1865; d. July 21, 1866. 

1789 Elizabeth Richardson,^ b. April 2, 1867; d. July 25, 1867. 

1790 John Walter," b. April 27, 1869; d. Oct. 11, 1869. 

1010. Sarah Clark,^ daughter of 484 Benjamin" and 
Chloe [Smith] Balch, was born at Mendon, Mass., September 
6, 1827, and died in Dayton, Ohio, May 20, 1853, and was 
buried at Dayton. She was married January 12, 1845, to 
Asahel P. Clark, who was born at Medfield, Mass., and died 
in Providence, R. I., February, 1875. They had two chil- 
dren : Amelia J., b. February, 1846 ; Anna Louisa, b. No- 
vember, 1852, d. J.anuary, 1855. 

1013. Clara Anna,^ daughter of 484 Benjamin'^ and 
Chloe [Smith] Balch, was born in Providence, R. I., Septem- 
ber 3, 1834, and is living in Chicago, Illinois. She was mar- 



FEANK B. BALCH, — PROVIDEKCE, R. I., PASADENA, CAL. 283 

ried December 21,. 1858, to Sylvanus Holbrook Soutliwick» 
son of Jonathan F. Southwick. He was born at Uxbridge, 
Mass., Jan. 15, 1835. They have no children. 

1019. Louise Maynard,^ daughter of 484 Benjamin' and 
his fourth wife, Louise [Fales] Balch, was born in Provi- 
dence, R. I., September 27, 1856. She is a teacher, unmar- 
ried, and lives at Pasadena, California, with her mother and 
brother. 

1020. Frank Benjamin,^ son of 484 Benjamin" and 
his fourth wife, Louise [Fales] Balch, was born at Provi- 
dence, R. I., October 23, 1859, and is a salesman of saddlery 
hardware. In 1895 he moved from Providence to Los An- 
geles, California. He is not married, and lives at Pasadena. 

1022. Jane Rebecca.^ daughter of 485 Ebenezer H.^ and 
Sarah [Wood] Balch, was born November 26, 1832, at Wor- 
cester, Massachusetts, and lives at Boston. She was married 
April 15, 1851, to Ebeu Sears, who was born in Boston, July 
16, 1829. They live in that city, and have four children. 

Eben Warden, b. Aug. 1, 1854, at Watertown ; m. Caroline Roos, 
July 23, 1879, b. Boston, Deo. 7, 1857. Children: Eben War- 
den, b. Boston, May 18, 1880; Richard Willard, b. Dorchester, 
Oct. 11, 1881; Nathaniel Philip, b. Winthrop, Mass., Oct. 29, 
1883; Florence Hazel, b. Maiden, Mass., Nov. 16, 1886; Win- 
throp MonUjomery, b. Winthrop, Sept. 7, 1893. 
Flokence, b. Dec. 20, 1856, at Watertown, Mass. ; m. Henry Tol- 
man, Jr., of Boston, December 6, 1877. Children: Henry, 
Oct. 15, 1879; Richard Sears, b. Newton, Sept. 30, 



Maey Crease, b. Aug. 18, 1859, at Watertown, Mass.; unm.;is 
an artist; and was commissioner to the Columbian Exposition 
from Massachusetts. 
Emma Elizabeth, b. Jan. 12, 1881, at Watertown, Mass.; un- 
married. 
1023. Sarah Maria,^ daughter of 485 Ebenezer H." and 
Sarah [Wood] Balch, was born November 16, 1834, at Prov- 
idence, R. I. She was married November 8, 1855, to Charles 
A. Ramsdell, who was born January 10, 1836, at Milford, 
New Hampshire, and has a clothing store at Winchester, 
Massachusetts. They have two children, both born in Boston. 



ao4 EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

Ida M., b. Aug. 30, 1856; m. first, Feb. 18, 1884, to William 
Thomson, of Winchester, Mass. He died March 3, 1891, 
leaving no children. She married second, October 23, 1895, 
Jean Louis Victor Gustave Belichon, of Paris, France. They 
are artists, living in Paris. 

CuFFOBD, b. Aug. 17, 1863; m. first, Aug. 9, 1884, Mary S. Ir- 
win. She died at Dorchester, Mass., Sept. 12, 1888, leaving 
no children; m. second, at Roxbury, Mass., March 9, 1892, 
Carrie E. Felch. Children: Laurice C, b. at Forest Hill, 
Mass., Oct. 21, 1894; d. Nov. 16, 1894; William Eben, b. at 
Providence, R. I., May 4, 1895. 

1024. Anna Betsey,^ daughter of 485 Ebenezer H.'' and 
Sarah [Wood] Balch, was born September 4, 1837, at Provi- 
dence, R. I., and died at Chicago, Illinois, February 13, 1890, 
and was buried at Rose Hill. She was married in October, 
1877, to Leonard St. John, M.D., of St. Catherines, Ont., 
Canada. They lived in Chicago, and had no children. 

1025. Frank Wood.s son of 485 Ebenezer H.^ and Sarah 
[Wood] Balch, was born September 1, 1841, at Providence, 
R. I., and lives at Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at 
Williston Seminary, East Hampton, Massachusetts. On 
September 12, 1862, he was mustered as a private in Com- 
pany F. 44th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, a nine-months' 
regiment, and saw service principally in North Carolina. He 
was honorably discharged June 18, 1862, and engaged in the 
coal trade, which business he still continues. He was married 
April 19, 1876, to Lucy Cudworth, daughter of James M. and 
Lucy [Cudworth] Ellis, of Syracuse, aud granddaughter of 
General John Ellis. They have had three children. 

1791 Loui,5 b. Sept. 1877, d. y. 

1792 Isabella Ellis," b. March 18, 1880, at Chicago. 

1793 Ellis St. John,^ b. Apr. 17, 1883, d. July 11, 1883. 

1026. Joanna,^ daughter of 489 Thomas" and Elizabeth 
[Kingman] Balch, was born May 5, 1794, aud died October, 
1863. She married November 13, 1820, John B. Elliott, who 
was born June 21, 1789. They had eight children. John O., 
h. Jan. 13, 1822, d. March 19, 1822 ; Ezekiel B., b. July 16, 
1823, d. 1888 ; Thomas B., b. July 24, 1824, d. 1881 ; Sarah 




Frank W. Balch. 

(1025) 



JOHN BALCH, — TRESCOTT, ME. 285 

E., b. Nov. 23, 1827 ; Emily Joanna, b. Oct. 14, 1829; 
Martha Joanna, b. May 17,1831, d. ; Lucretia Ann, b. ; Jacob 
Henry, b. 

1027. Benjamin.s son of 489 Thomas' and Elizabeth 
[Kingman] Balch, was born at Barrington, N. H., May 2, 
1796, and died at Syracuse, N. Y., January 28, 1869. He 
was married April 24, 1819, to Ann Van Benthuysen, of 
Troy, N. Y. She was born October 9, 1795. They lived in 
Syracuse, N. Y., and had six children. 

1794 Sarah Elizabeth," b. Apr. 13, 1820; unm.; d. April 4, 1895. 

1795 Thomas," b. May 22, 1822; d. y. 

1796* Joanna," b. May 22, 1823; d. Jan. 14, 1877. 
1797* Georgb H.," b. July 1, 1825; unm. d. May 15, 1892. 
1798* Benjamin James," b. Aug. 27, 1828; d. Oct. 7, 1887. 
1799* John W.,»b. Aug. 10, 1837. 

Benjamin,^ was a skilful joiner and pattern maker. This 
family were dark complexioned, tall, and finely developed. 

1028. Dolly ,8 daughter of 489 Thomas^ and Elizabeth 
[Kingman] Balch, was born at Barington, N. H., September 
10, 1799, and died July 28, 1870. She was married March 
25, 1829, to Jeremiah Caverno, of Stafford. He was born 
March 17, 1797 and died November 14, 1872. 

1030. Lucy 0.,8 daughter of 489 Thomas" and Judith 
[Perhens] Balch, was born December 22, 1807. She was 
married April 19, 1827, to Charles C. Elliott, who was born 
November 4, 1805. They had one son, Ezekiel 0., b. June 
1, 1831. 

1032. John.s son of 492 John^ and Hannah [Stone] 
Balch, was born at Bangor, Me., November 14, 1808, and died 
suddenly of heart disease at Roxbury, Mass., January 29, 
1861. He married March 19, 1833, Mary E. Chaloner. 
They had eleven children. 

1800* John William," b. Feb. 1, 1834. 

1801* Louis C," b. Oct. 13. 18.35; d. unm. Jan. 8, 1854. 

1802* Maky Louise," b. Apr. 11, 1837; unm. 

1803* Hannah Elizabeth," b. Apr. 13, 1839; d. Mar. 5, 1865. 

1804* Anna Maria," b. Aug. 12, 1841; unra. 

1805* Henry Clay," b. Dec. 7, 1843; unm. 

1806* Amoby Otis," b. Jan. 7, 1846; d. unm. Sept. 21, 1866. 



2»b EIGHTH GENERATION. 

1807 Henrietta Ring," b. Dec. 13, 1847. 

1808* Alice Hall," b. Oct. 15, 1849. 

1809* George Haley,^ b. Oct. 6, 1851. 

1810 Zoe Tract.s b. July 1.5, 1853; unm. 

Capt. John Balch spent the active years of his life at Tres- 
cott, Me., where he was largely engaged in ship-building, and 
advanced that branch of industry to a state of great prosperity 
in that part of the country. He represented his fellow towns- 
men repeatedly in the legislature and other public offices. He 
was an active friend of the temperance cause, and other 
objects of social progress and enterprise. 

Several years before his death, he removed from Maine to 
Roxbury, Mass, and was engaged in commerce with England, 
Australia, and the Pacific coast. Severe revei'ses in business 
marked his last years, but they were borne with singular for- 
titude, and served only to bring out other and brighter sides 
of his character which had less opportunity to display them- 
selves during his days of prosperity. 

1034. Hiram Augustus,^ son of 492 John' and Han- 
nah [Stone] Balch, was born at Bangor, Maine, September 14, 
1806, and died January 29, 1872, at Lubec, where he was 
buried. When a young man he went to Trescott, Maine, 
where he built and owned several sawmills, engaged in ship 
building, and owned several vessels. In 1846 he removed 
his business to Lubec, and soon after was elected to the 
state legislature. He lived upon his father's old homestead 
at Trescott, and in the latter years of his life also owned a 
summer residence at Calais, Me. He was married December 
30, 1835, to Martha, daughter of Capt. John and Mary 
[Schofield] Maryman. She was born at Brunswick, Maine, 
in 1807, and died at Lubec, October 17, 1870. They had five 
children, born at Trescott. 

1811* Hibam Augustus," b. Sept. 13, 18.37; d. Jan. 22, 1894. 

1812* Hannah Stone," b, Oct. 24, 1839; d. March 17, 1886. 

1813* Harriet M.," b. Nov. 4, 1842. 

1814 Mary Susan," b. April 4, 1845; d. Jan. 7, 1873. 

1815 Albert Ben.jamin," b. Oct. 11, 1848; unm.; a school teacher, 

lives at Pee Ell, Washington. 



LOUIS, CHARLES BALCH, — TRESCOTT, ME. 287 

1036. Rebecca,^ daughter of 492 John" and Hannah 
[Stone] Balch, was born at Bangor, Me., February 7, 1809, 
and died February 20, 1864. She married John Monroe. 
He died December 12, 1884, and was a grandson of Capt. 
Varden, of the British navy. They lived six years at St. 
George, New Brunswick, where their three eldest children 
were born. Then they moved to St. Johns, where their two 
youngest children were born. 

Sakah Maria, b. Aug. 17, 1834; m. George T. Smith, of the 
Provincial Militia of New Brunswick, and lives at Tacoma, 
Wash. They moved west in 1869, and are members of the 
Congregational Church. Their children are as follows: 
Lafayette Balch, a grocer at Tacoma, m. Nov. 17, 1882, Phebe 
Adell Woodruff; Eva Gertrude, a teacher at Tacoma; Lillian 
Rebecca; George William, a grocer at Tacoma; Izola Balch. 

Hannah, b. Nov. 13, 1835; lives at Ludington, Mich.; m. Edwin 
Wheaton, who died March 31, 1869, at St. Johns, N. B. They 
have two sons: Frederick Albert, b. December, 1862; hotel 
clerk at Cheboygan, Mich.; John Balch, b. November, 1868; 
lives in Chicago. 

Geokge Alphoxse, b. 1838; d. 1839. 

John Harrison, b. 1842; d. 1843 

John Albeet, b. June 24, 1847; d. June 10, 1895; m. Kate Mon- 
roe, who lives at Houghton, Mich. They had one daughter, 
Em ./., b. Sept. 17, 1870, m. June 27, 1895, Frank Kopp, of 
Houghton. 

After the death of her mother, Rebecca assumed the man- 
agement of the household. She was noted for her amiability 
and deeds of charity, and was a devout Christian, and a mem- 
ber of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. 

1037. Louis,^ son of 492 John^ and Hannah [Stone] 
Balch, was born at Bangor, Me., March 27, 1810. He was a 
sea captain, and owned the vessel which he commanded. In 
a gale on December 23, 1837, when on a voyage from New 
York to Charleston, he was knocked overboard and drowned. 

1038. Oharles.s son of 492 John" and Hannah [Stone] 
Balch, was born at Bangor, September 1, 1811. He owned 
and commanded a sailing vessel. His home was at Trescott. 
He was married, but died January 29, 1890, without issue, at 
Trescott, Maine. 



288 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

1039. Hannah,^ daughter of 492 John" and Hannah 
[Stone] Balch, was born at Bangor, Maine, December 13, 
1813, and died at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, July 19, 1865. 
She was a woman of pure Christian spirit, manifest in all her 
life. On June 8, 1834, she married George Gillmor, of St. 
George, N. B. He was largely engaged in the lumber trade. 
He left St. George in 1857, and moved with his family to 
Chippewa Falls, where he died, June 7, 1861. They were 
members of the Baptist church, and had twelve children: 
Horatio Gonzala, b. April 30, 1835, d. Dec. 27, 1867 ; Rosalba 
Elisabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1836, d. Jan. 29, 1888 ; George Alon- 
zo, b. Oct. 24, 1837, lives at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin ; 
John Balch, b. Jan. 2, 1839, d. Dec. 10, 1875 ; Rosalba Ellen, 
b. April 4, 1840, d. Sept. 15, 1842 ; Rosina Grace, b. March 
28, 1843, lives at St. George, New Brunswick ; Sarah Balch, 
b. Sept. 13, 1844, d. Jan. 15, 1864 ; Daniel Webster, b. May 
28, 1845, is a minister at Creston, Iowa ; Anna Sophia, b. 
April 11, 1847, d. Aug. 29, 1871 ; Zachary Taylor, b. Oct. 
15, 1848, d. Oct. 10, 1863 ; Joseph Judson, b. April 13, 1852, 
d. April 28, 1852 ; Hannah Rebecca, b. April 18, 1856, lives 
at Chippewa Falls. 

1042. Henry ,^ son of 492 John'' and Hannah [Stone] 
Balch, was born at Bangor, Me., July 15, 1819, and is a 
mining engineer in San Francisco, California. He never 
married. For seven years he was superintendent of the 
Comstock gold mines. 

1043. George,^ son of 492 John'^ and Hannah [Stone] 
Balch, was born at Trescott, Me., May 18, 1821, and died at 
Placer county, Cala., May 18, 1861. He went to California 
in 1850, with his brothers, around the Horn, and in a few 
years amassed a fortune in mining. In 1855 he came east to 
visit his relatives. On his return to California he met a lady 
on the steamer, whom he afterwards married. Three years 
after his marriage he died, leaving all his property to his 
widow and baby girl, then eight months old. His widow 
married a Mr. Sullivan. She is insane. 

1816 >fELLiE,9 b. about 1858; d. in 1876. 



MARY W. [BALCH] HACKETT, — NEWTON, MASS. 289 

1045. Lafayette.s son of 492 John" and Hannah [Stone] 
Balch, was born at Trescott, Me., February 3, 1825, and died 
at San Francisco, Cal., November 25, 1862. He owned a line 
of packets that ran between San Francisco, Oregon and Puget 
Sound. He was a sea captain, and commanded the ship Sac- 
ramento, in which he and his brothers sailed around the 
Horn in 1850. He was a member of the first Territorial 
Legislature of Washington. 

1046. Albert Gallatin.s son of 492 John" and Hannah 
[Stone] Balch, was born at Trescott, Me., March 10, 1827, 
and died unmarried about 1860. He went to California, and 
engaged in mercantile pursuits in a town near San Francisco. 

1047. Mary Wadsworth/ daughter of 493 Rev. Wil- 
liam" and Mary [Wadsworth] Balch, was born at Salisbury, 
Mass., August 10, 1806, and died at Newton, Mass., April 11, 
1881. She married Horatio Balch Hackett, D. D., LL.D , 
September 22, 1834. He was the second son of Richard and 
497 Martha [Balch] Hackett and was born in Salisbury, 
Mass., December 27, 1808, and died in Rochester, New York, 
November 2, 1875. They had four children, born at Newton 
Centre. 

Horatio Balch, b. July .5, 1841; m. Dec. 23, 1874, Sarah Maria 
Field. They live at Newton and have had four children. 
Winia7n Field, b. Oct. l.S, 187?- Howard, b. Apr. 11, 1879; 
Bertha, b. July 7, 1883; Sarah Balch, b. Apr. 23, 1887. 

Maky Wadsworth. b. Sept. 12, 1843, unm., lives at Newton. 

William Richard, b. Mar. 27, 1840; d. Sept. 19, 1849. 

Benjamin Wadsworth, b. Jan. 5, 1849; m. Nov. 13, 1878, Alice 
Harriet Abbott, two children. Bessie Wadsioorth, b. at New- 
ton, Aug. 24, 1879, d. May 13, 1891; Leon, b. at Cambridge, 
Ma^s., Oct. 20, 1882. 

Dr. Hackett graduated at Amherst College in 1830, and 
studied theology at Andover. Afterwards he studied the 
German language at Halle and Leipsic, and the Greek lan- 
guage at Athens. He taught for a year at Mt. Hope Col- 
lege, Baltimore, and while there changed his views on bap- 



290 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

tism. He was ordained a Baptist clergyman. He was pro- 
fessor of ancient languages in Brown University from 1835 
to 1839, when he became professor of New Testament Exe- 
gesis in Newton Theological Institution. In 1868 he re- 
signed his professorship at Newton and became editor of the 
American Edition of Smith's Bible Dictionary. In 1870 he 
accepted the professorship of New Testament Exegesis at 
Rochester Theological Seminary, and retained it until his 
death. Among his numerous published works are " A Com- 
mentary on the Original Text of the Acts of the Apostles," 
" Illustrations of Scripture," and " Chi-istian Memorials of 
the War.'' A volume entitled "Memorials of Horatio Balch 
Hackett," was published under the auspices of the Rochester 
Theological Seminary. 

1053. Harriet.^ daughter of 495 Dr. Horatio Gates^ and 
Rhoda [Dutton] Balch. She married Uriah, son of Capt. 
Coolidge, commander in the revenue service. They had three 
children, all now dead. Julia Dutton, Edith and Frank. 

1054. Sophia,^ daughter of 49-1 Dr. Horatio Gates'* and 
Rhoda [Dutton] Balch, She married Lowell Chase. They 
had one child, Elizabeth. 

1057. Emily ,^ daughter of 495 Dr. Horatio Gates" and 
Rhoda [Dutton] Balch, was born at Lubec, Maine, August 
8, 1820, and died at Weaverville, Cal., Dec. 13, 1892. She 
was married in .June, 1844, to J. J., son of Capt. John Ames. 
He was born in 1820, and died at San Diego, Cal., in 1861. 
They had two children, both born at Calais, Maine : George 
G., b. April 2, 1845, d. April 2, 1847, at Calais, Me. ; Helen 
P., b. Sept. 3, 1847, d. unm. May 29, 1865, at Peabody, Mass. 

1060. James Ripley .^ son of 495 Dr. Horatio Gates^ 
and Harriet Turner [McLellan] Balch, was born November 
22, 1831, at Lubec, Me. He was a merchant, and resided at 
Weaverville, Cal., where he died, April 18, 1895. He was 
married October 3, 1867, to Margaret, daughter of John Robb. 



JACOB W. BALCH — MACHIAS, ME., PORT GAMBLE, WASH. 291 

She was born at Lewis, N. Y., February 12, 1848. They 
have had seven children, all born at Weaverville, California. 

1817 James Hobatio,' b. July 30, 186S; d. March 11, 1869. 

1818* Emily Ambs,« b. May 19, 1870. 

1819 Alice,3 b. Jan. 5, 1872; d. Jan. 19, 1872. 

1820 Henry Ripley,^ b. April 12, 1873. 

1821 Edward," b. April 24, 1878; d. Feb. 6, 1885. 

llii H™ior'^'' } *^^°^' "• O'^*- 13. 1881. { <j. ^,^_ 10, 1887. 

1061. Horatio Gates.s son of 495 Dr. Horatio Gates' 
and Harriet Turner [McLellan] Balch, was born at Lubec, 
Me., June 15, 1840, and died at Weaverville, Cal., March 7, 
1894. He was a seaman, and did not marry. 

1062. Jacob William.^ son of 498 Jeremiah O.^ and 
Sarah [Penniman] Balch, was born November 19, 1817, at 
Lubec, Me., and died at New Westminster, British Colum- 
bia, November 1, 1883. He was married in 1844 to Sarah 
A., daughter of True and Lydia Bradbury, of Lubec. She 
was born at Lubec, July 12, 182.3, and died at Boston, Wash., 
July 10, 1892. About 1865 his family removed from Ma- 
chias, Maine, to Washington Territory, where he had made a 
home, and was engaged in the lumber trade. They had nine 
children. All were born at Machias, except the youngest, 
who was born at Port Gamble, Wash. 

1824* Frank True," b. March 24, 1845. 

1825 Sarah P.," b. Dec. 28, 1847; m. McQuillan; lives at Seattle, 

Wash. 

1826 Henry C.,« b. Feb. 6, 1850; d. Feb. 19, 1850. 

1827 Lizzie M.,' b. Feb. 25, 1851; d. June 13, 1856. 

1828 Augustus LeRoy,^ b. March 6, 1853; d. Oct. 19, 1878. 

1829 Laura P.," b. Feb. 8, 1856; m. Hall; lives at Port Townsend, 

Wash. 

1830 Kate M.,» b. May 6, 1860; m. White; lives at Suez, Wash. 
1831* Minnie B.,' b. Sept. 20, 1862. 

1832 Teresia T.,3 b. Feb. 17, 1869; d. May 17, 1891. 

1063. Mary Oynthia.s daughter of 498 Jeremiah O.^ 
and Sarah [Penniman] Balch, was born October 12, 1820^ 
and died November 13, 1873. She was married at Machias, 



iiyz EIGHTH GENERATION. 

Maine, December 31, 1837, to Robert Dutch Foster. He died 
August 29, 1866. They lived and died at St. Louis, Mis- 
souri, and had eight children : Helen Maria, Helen Jane, 
Charles Henry, Mary Elizabeth, Sarah Frances, Eugene and 
Ella, twins ; Ignatus Sargent. Of these two grew up. 

Helen .Jane: b. Feb. 3, 1840; m. April 2, 1863, Charles LaSalle 
Gilpin. Tlu-ee children: Adele Locke, b. March 20, 1864; m. 
Spencer Ervin, of Philadelphia; Robert Porter, b. Feb. 26, 
1S68, d. May 25, 1878; Charles Edward, b. Xov. 15, 1872. 

Chaeles Heney, b. Dec. 15, 1841; d. Dec. 6, 1895; m., 1865, 
Charlotte Remer, at Kosciusko, Miss. Children: Charles 
Henry, Robert Balch, live at New Orleans, La. 

1065. Henry Orawford,^ son of 498 Jeremiah O.' and 
Sarah [Penniman] Balch, was born at East Machias, Me., 
December 18, 1824, and died at Williamsburg, N. Y., July 
30, 1861, and was buried at Kingston, N. Y. He was a dry 
goods merchant, first at Montgomery, Ala., and afterwards at 
New York city. He was married to Catherine A., daughter of 
Robert W. Newton, of Hope, New Jersey, where she was 
born November 22, 1825. She lives at Sioux City, Iowa. 
They had four children. 

1833 Henry Newton.^ b. Oct. 7, 1850; d. May 27, 1853. 

1834* Ida May,« b. June 29, 1853. 

1835* Charles Taylor," b. Oct. 22, 18.56. 

1836* Edward Crawford,^ b. July 17, 1858. 

1066. Francis Storms,^ son of 498 Jeremiah O.' and 
Sarah [Penniman] Balch, was born September 5, 1826. He 
died, unmarried, August, 1888, in New York city. He was 
one of the early residents of Washington Territory. He 
returned east, and was appointed an acting assistant paymas- 
ter in the U. S. navy, March 29, 1865 ; served on the Cur- 
lew, Mississippi squadron, and afterwards on the " Woxsaw." 
Discharged October 17, 1866. 

1069. George Washington,^ son of 498 Jeremiah O." 
and Elizabeth A. [Haskell] Balch, was born in Vienna (now 
Phelps), N. Y., May 24, 1832. He was married at Detroit, 



GEOEGB W. BALCH, — DETROIT, MICH., NEW YOBK, N. Y. 293 

Mich., June 8, 1858, to Mary E. Cranage, by whom he has 
had six children, the third born at Mt. Clemens, and the oth- 
ers at Detroit, Michigan. 

1837 George C," b. Oct. 27, 18.59. 

1838* Thomas B.,» b. Oct. 22, 1861. 

1839* Maby E.,9 b. Sept. 25, 1865. 

1840 Howard,' b. Aug. 7, 18G7; d. Feb. IS, 1869, at Detroit. 

1841 Kate D.,^ b. Dec. 2,3, 1869. 

1842 Fredekick A.,' b. July 3, 1874. 

George W. Balch was trained early to business pursuits, 
first in Michigan, and next at Chattanooga, Tenn., where, at 
the age of 17, he engaged in the dry goods business. About 
1851 he became also connected with the telegraph, which was 
then first introduced in that region. Knowledge of this bus- 
iness he had previously acquired at the North. He was the 
first, and for a time the only practical telegrapher in East 
Tennessee. In 1852 he returned North, and regularly en- 
tered the telegraph service, first at Detroit, Michigan, then at 
Chicago, and returning again to Detroit, in 1853-4, he there 
became superintendent of the Western Union Telegraph 
Company. In 1865 he was appointed assistant general super- 
intendent of that company, with headquarters at Rochester, 
N. Y. In 1866 he removed to New York city, as assistant to 
I. H. Wade, president Western Union Telegraph Company. 
In 1867-8 he returned to Detroit and engaged in commercial 
business. In 1871 he was elected president of the common 
council, and for a time was acting mayor. Subsequently he 
served three years as president of the Board of Education of 
that city. He was president of the American District Tele- 
graph Company and of the Telephone and Telegraph Con- 
struction Company, and also of the Michigan Bell Telephone 
Company and of the Michigan Telegraph Company, and also 
president of the Detroit Electrical Works. Later he entered 
on railroad construction, and became vice-president of the 
Detroit, Butler & St. Louis Railroad Company (an adjunct of 
the Wabash R. R. Co.) For 25 years he was engaged in the 



294 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

grain business at Detroit, and for the past twenty years, in 
connection therewith, conducted the grain business in New 
York city, retaining residence, however, continuously in De- 
troit, Mich. As chairman of the New York Produce Ex- 
change Canal Committee, he promoted the improvement of 
the New York state canals, under whose eiforts the present 
$9,000,000 improvement of the state canals was mainly 
brought about. 

1070. Benjamin,^ son of 498 Jeremiah O." and Elizabeth 
A. [Haskell] Balch, was born at Leroy, N. Y., December 8) 
1840, and died March 3, 1884, at Burlington, Vt. He was 
twice married, first to a Miss Fish, second to Miss Jane E. 
Wilkins, and had no children. 

1071. Lavinia Melissa,^ daughter of 498 Jeremiah O.' 
and Elizabeth A. [Haskell] Balch, was born June 24, 1843, 
at Marshall, Mich., and died at Bellevue, Mich., July 12, 
1887. She was married December 6, 1865, to Abram G., son 
of Edward Butler, of Marshall, Mich. He was born in that 
city, August 15, 1841. They had eight children, one born at 
Marshall, ]\Iichigan, two at Detroit, three at Chicago, Illinois, 
and two at Bellevue, Michigan. Grace Dency, b. Nov. 11, 
1866 ; Mayuard Balch, b. Sept. 28, 1868 ; Josephine, b. Nov- 
11, 1870 ; Florence, b. Feb. 26, 1877 ; Samuel Abram, b. Jan. 
15, 1880 ; Abram G., b. Aug. 19, 1881 ; Ada Havel, b. 
March 10, 1885 ; Lavinia M., b. March 4, 1887. 

1072. Rebecca Bailey,* daughter of 501 Phineas Carle- 
ton' and Jane Kezer [Merrill] Balch, was born July 21, 
1821, and died June 16, 1887, the result of a fall from a 
hammock. She married Joshua N. Foss, in 1856. He was a 
farmer and fire insurance agent at Rowley, Massachusetts. 
He died January 11, 1894. They had no children. 

1073. Abigail Carleton,* daughter of 502 Leonard' and 
Mary A. [Hopkinson] Balch, was born at East Bradford, 
Massachusetts, June 25, 1823. She was married to Ebenezer 



ABIGAIL [BAI.CH] CAKLETON,— GEOVELAND, MASS. 295 

Carleton, who was born October 20, 1820. They had four 
children : 

Alvin Bteon, b. May 9, 1842; m. July 25, Kate Fitzsimmons. 
Phinehas Balch, b. July 2, lSi6; m. Dec. 28, 1871, Julia E. 

Fenton. Tbree cbildren: George Henry, b. Oct. 8, 1872; 

Mahel Louise, b. Oct. 8, 1874; Daniel Barton, b. May 16, 

1880. 
Harriot Lapham, b. Bee. 21, 1854; m. July 4, 1872, Newton 

Tilton. Two children: Leonard Alvin, b. June 30, 1873; 

Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1877. 
Mart Ann, b. ; d. y. 

1074. Melvin Parker.^ son of 503 William" and Abigail 
B. [Parker] Balch, was born at East Bradford [Groveland], 
November 27, 1832. He was married at Lynn, April 12, 
1863, to Ada R. Huntley, of Lynn. He became intemperate 
and violent, and in 1873 his wife obtained a divorce. He 
then disappeared, and it is not known what became of him. 
They had two children, both of whom are living with their 
mother. 

1843 Am-st G.,« b. at Kasson, Minn., Nov. 22, 1865. 

1844 Ethel M.,^ b. at Lynn, Mass., March 2P, 1869. 

1075. Olara Maria.s daughter of 503 William^ and Abi- 
gail B. [Parker] Balch, was born at East Bradford [Grove- 
land], September 10, 1840, and died July 1, 1896. She was 
married February 20, 1859, to Alfred, son of Thomas Laws, 
who was born in Washington, N. H., June 26, 1831. He 
graduated at Dartmouth, for a time was a school teacher, and 
is now in the insurance business at Brockton, Mass. Their 
children were as follows : Amma, b. Nov. 2, 1861, d. Aug. 
14, 1866 ; Walter, b. June 14, 1864, d. Aug. 14, 1866 ; Frank 
A., b. May 28, 1867, at North Bridgewater, Massachusetts ; 
Mary L., b. July 23, 1869, d. Sept. 24, 1869. 

1076. William,^ son of 505 Thomas Hutchinson" and 
Sophia B. [Tenney] Balch, was born at East Bradford 
[Groveland], October 9, 1840. He was married July 3, 1866, 
to Martha S., daughter of Charles and Rebecca C. [Palmer] 
Harriman. They reside in Brockton, Mass., and have no 
children. 



ZVb EIGHTH GENERATION. 

1077. Hiram Tenney,^ son of 505 Thomas Hutchinson' 
and Sophia B. [Tenney] Balch, was born at East Bradford 
[Groveland], May 28, 1842. He was married February 23, 
1864, to Mary Sophia, daughter of Daniel and Ascenath 
[Parker] Morse, of Bradford, Mass. She was born at Brad- 
ford, January 25, 1842. They live at Newburyport, and 
their four children were born at Groveland. 

1845 Herman Morse, ^ b. June 5, 1806; d. Sept. 6, 1866. 

1846 .loHN Pembeeton,'* b. July 13, 1807; unm. 
1847* WiLLiAM,9 b. Aug. 18, 1869. 

1848 Leonard Parker,^ b. Dec. 29, 1871; unm. 

Hiram T. enlisted in company B, 48th Regiment, Massa- 
chusetts Volunteers. August 18, 1862. This was a nine 
months' regiment. It was sent to the Department of the 
Gulf, and served its full time in Louisiana. He was honora- 
bly discharged September -3, 186-3. He re-enlisted August 
23, 1864, in company M, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, 
and was honorably discharged July 17, 1865. He is an 
engineer. 

1078. Charles Thomas,* son of 505 Thomas Hutchin- 
son' and Sophia B. [Tenney] Balch, was born at East Brad- 
ford [Groveland], February 23, 1844. He was with the firm 
of Pemberton & Balch, at Newburyport. The firm was dis- 
solved after the burning of the shop, in 1888. He has held 
many town offices, and was a member of the Massachusetts 
Legislature from Groveland in 1895. 

1079. Arthur Oliflford,* son of 505 Thomas Hutchin- 
son' and Sophia B. [Tenney] Balch, was born at East Brad- 
ford [Groveland], October 22, 1846. He was married to 
Mary Darling, widow of Leonard Darling, and daughter of 
Elbridge and Lucy [Runnells] Smith, of Haverhill. They 
live at Groveland, and have one child. 

1849 Clifford Tenney, » b. Oct. 16, 1884. 

1080. Eustis.s son of 505 Thomas Hutchinson' and 
Sophia B. [Tenney] Balch, was born at East Bradford 



GARDNER P. BALCH, — SWAMPSCOTT, MASS. 297 

[Groveland], Mass., April 2, 1849. He is a carpenter and 
builder, and lives at Oakland, California. He was married 
June 2, 1886, to Georgianna M., daughter of John McDou- 
gald and Matilda [Irving] Post. She was born at Sutter's 
Creek, December 26, 1859. Their children were born at 
Oakland, California. 

1850 Sophia Matilda,' b. Dec. 23, 1888. 

1851 Henrietta,!* b. June 17, 1890. 

1852 Thomas Eustis,' b. May 16, 1893. 

1082. Gardner Pickard,^ son of 505 Thomas Hutchin- 
son' and Sophia B. [Tenney] Balch, was born at Groveland, 
Massachusetts, July 7, 1856. He was married August 28, 
1886, to Sophia George, daughter of Moses and Eliza A. 
[Estabrook] Williams. She was born January 28, 1863, at 
West Newbury, Mass. They liave one child. 

1853 Malcolm Williams,' b. Sept. 2, 1894. 

Gardner Pickard graduated from Dartmouth College in 
1881, was first sub-master of the High and Putnam School, 
at Newburyport, and is now principal of schools in Swamp- 
scott, Mass., and master of the Phillips High School. 

1083. Sarah Hutchinson.^ daughter of 506 Jonathan^ 
and Sally [Hopkinson] Balch, was born September 21, 1829. 
She was married Oct. 25, 1849, to Charles Putnam, son of 
Thomas and Deborah Savary. He was born May 20, 1828, 
and died Nov. 11, 1893. She resides at Groveland, and has 
three children : William P., b. April 10, 1852, m. Aug. 3, 
1879, Alice M. Richardson ; Elizabeth M., b. May 27, 1859, 
d. April 8, 1863 ; Annie W., b. July 25, 1866. 

1084. Horace Morse,^ son of 506 Jonathan' and Sally 
[Hopkinson] Balch, was born February 24, 1831, and died 
Sept. 14, 1892, in California. He married first Sarah L. G. 
Ayers, in 1854. She was the widow of Joseph U. York. 
They had no children. He married second Louise Pettigrew, 
by whom he had one son. They lived in San Francisco. 

1854 Alvin H.,'b. May, 1873; d. Aug., 1893. 



i:y» EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

1085. Ann Mary,^ daughter of 506 Jonathan" and Sally 
[Hopkinson] Balch, was born November 17, 1832. She was 
married February 23, 1854, to Luther K., son of Joseph Kim- 
ball and Lucy [Jameson] Pemberton. He was born August 
10, 1830, and was a member of the firm of Pemberton & 
Balch, until the shop was burnt in 1888. He is a contractor 
for children's shoes, and lives in Groveland. 

1088. Harriet Lapham,^ daughter of 506 Jonathan' 
and Sally [Hopkinson] Balch, was born at Groveland, August 
28, 1838, and died Jan. 31, 1893, in Wisconsin. She was 
married, in 1854, to George W., son of James A. and Grace 
M. [Walker] Banks, of Yorkshire, Eng. He died in March, 
1895. They lived at Monroe, Wisconsin. Harold, b. April 
13, 1856 ; Fred A., b. April 17, 1858 ; Philip, d. y. ; George, 
b. July 1, 1866 ; Harriet M., b. Sept. 17, 1875 ; Ralph, b. Dec. 
20, 1877, d. y. 

1092. Frank Henry ,^ son of 506 Jonathan" and Sally 
[Hopkinson] Balch, was born July 18, 1851, and lives in 
Groveland, Mass. He was married September 26, 1872, to 
Marcy, daughter of Charles and Charlotte [Brock] Ruddock, 
of West Newbury, Mass. They have no children. 

1094. David Moore,^ son of 510 Benjamin'' and Caro- 
line L. [Moore] Balch, was born at Salem, Mass., January 
22, 1837, and is a chemist at Coronado, Cal. He was married 
December 26, 1876, to Emma A., only daughter of Joseph 
Swasey. She was born June 16, 1851. Their children are : 

1855 Caroline Mooke,'' b. Oct. 24, 1S77. 

1856 Alice Gifford.^ b. Dec. 26, 1878; d. next day. 

1857 Maky Elizabeth,'' b. May 28, 1881. 

1858 Emma Louese,^ b. Jan. 2, 1883, at Lugonia, Cal. 

David M. graduated from Harvard College in 1854. To 
him is due the credit of much of the work in collecting the 
matter for this Genealogy. His searches among the official 
records of Massachusetts has been extensive, and his care to 
have his work correct is characteristic of his Balch heredity. 



DAVID MOORE, EDWARD F. BALCH, — SALEM, MASS. 299 

An article by him, of great historical value, entitled " The 
Old Planters," was published in the " Salem Gazette," May 
10, 1878, and in the Balch Leaflets. He resided iu Salem 
until about 1880, when he went to California to cultivate 
oranges. For a time he lived at Lugonia, and since 1888 he 
has been at Coronado Beach. 

1095. Edward Franklin,^ son of 510 Benjamin" and 
Caroline L. [Moore] Balch, was born at Salem, November 27, 
1842, and died Aug. 29, 1892. He was married June 5, 1873, 
to Elizabeth S., daughter of Thomas and Mary [Dustin] Per- 
kins. They had three children, all born at Salem. 

1859 Edith Pebkins,^ b. Aug. 26, 1874. 

1860 Elizabeth,^ b. Nov. 11, 1876. 

1861 rBANK,« b. Oct. .31, 1880. 

Edward Franklin received his education at the private 
schools of Salem, Mass. He first tried a business career, but 
not being suited, entered the machine shop of the Naumkeag 
Cotton Mills, at Salem, remained for five years, and rose to 
the position of superintendent. Next he resigned to accept 
the agency of the D wight Mills at Chicopee. He remained 
there two years, when the agency of the Naumkeag Mills 
became vacant, and he was called to the position, which he 
filled up to the time of his death. 

1096. William Duncan,^ son of 511 James" and Harriet 
Jane [Duncan] Balch, was born at Salem, Sept. 28, 1834. He 
lives at Maiden, Massachusetts, and is a jeweler at Boston. 
He served in the 50th Massachusetts Volunteers during the 
civ il war, in Gen. Auger's division, 19th Army Corps, De- 
partment of the Gulf. He was married August 2, 1871, to 
Caroline Elizabeth, daughter of Col. David and Caroline P. 
Stanwood, of Brunswick, Maine, where she was born, No- 
vember 13, 1832. They have no children. 

1097. Catherine Duncan,^ daughter of 511 James'^ and 
Harriet Jane [Duncan] Balch, was born at Salem, Mass., 
September 22, 1836, and died at Brooklyn, N. Y., in Febru- 



300 EIGHTH GENEBATION. 

ary, 1892. She was married June 1, 1857, to James D. 
Nairne, of Scotland. He studied dentistry, but did not prac- 
tice, and was a lace importer and dealer in New York city. 
They lived in Brooklyn, and all their children were born 
there. Katherine D., b. April 14, 1858, d. at Edinburg, 
June 4, 1860; James D., b. Aug. 22, 1860; Elizabeth D., b. 
July 15, 1862 ; Lillian, b. July 25, 1864 ; Harriet D., b. Sept. 
25, 1867 ; William H., b. Jan. 25, 1871 ; Frank B., b. Aug. 
2, 1873. 

1100. William Prederick.s sou of 512 William^ and 
Marian [Kittridge] Balch, was born July 16, 1836, and died 
March 31, 1868. He lived at Salem and Pawtucket, Mass., 
Half Day, 111., and New York city. He was married Febru- 
ary 11, 1857, to Martha C. Darg, who was born in Louisi- 
ana. She died about 1885, in Texas, leaving one daughter. 

1862 Amy C.,^ b. 1S59; m. Canning; no children. 
William F. was the author of a paper on the " Balch 
Genealogy," in the New England Genealogical and Histori- 
cal Register, for July, 1855. He was a physician, and prac- 
ticed in New York city. 

1101. Lucy Ann,^ daughter of 512 William' and Marian 
[Kittridge] Balch, was born August 17, 1837, and died Oc- 
tober 21, 1881. She married, April 17, 1862, Capt. George 
R. Durand, of the United States navy. They had three 
children, born at Pawtucket, Rhode Island : Susan Marian, 
b. Jan. 29, 1863 ; Lucy Balch, b. Sept. 30, 1865 ; William 
Balch, b. Feb. 26, 1871. They live in Buffalo, N. Y. 

1102. Benjamin K.,^ son of 512 William" and Marian 
[Kittridge] Balch, was born November 5, 1840, and was 
drowned at Pawtucket, Rhode Island, in August, 1870. He 
was married October 8, 1864, to Elizabeth Robinson, and left 
no children. 

1104. Lowell Thayer.s son of 512 William^ and Marian 
[Kittridge] Balch, was born at Half Day, Illinois, May 21, 



GEORGE P., EBENEZER G. — LYNN, NEWBURYPORT, MASS. 301 

1848, and lives at Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He was 
married June 14, 1868, to Martha Travis, daughter of 
George and Laureney [Marchant] Thompson, at Pawtucket. 
Her father was born in Lancashire, England, and her mother 
in Massachusetts. She was born in Pawtucket, June 14, 
1852, and died in the same town, December 18, 1874. They 
had three children, born at Pawtucket. 

1863* ■WiLLiAM,=' b. Feb. 16, 1869. 

1864* Edward Kittbidgb,^ b. May 6, 1871. 

1865* Maktha Thompson,^ b. Deo. 11, 1874. 

1106. George Phippen,^ son of 513 Moses Phippen'and 
Adelia M. [Lauriat] Balch, was born at Barre, Mass., June 
18, 1840. He is a watchmaker, and resided at DeKalb, Illi- 
nois. He is now at Lynn, Mass. He was married Dec. 25, 
1870, to Isadore Cornish. 

1866 Daniel Lauriat," b. Oct. 9, 1876. 

1867 Austin Cornish," b. June 12, 1878. 

1108. Sarah Elizabeth.^ daughter of 513 Moses Phip- 
pen'^ and Adelia M. [Lauriat] Balch, was born at Lynn, 
Mass., January 1, 1844. She was married November 17, 
1869, to Frederick L. Fiske, of Gharlestown. They live at 
Everett, Mass., and have two children. William Lincoln, b. 
July 29, 1873, m. Clara Deihl, Sept. 9, 1894 ; George Freder- 
ick, b. Sept. 18, 1877. 

1113. Laura Octavia,* daughter of 513 Moses Phippen" 
and Adelia M. [Lauriat] Balch, was born January 18, 1858. 
She was married August 5, 1877, to Robert R. Jones. They 
live in Boston, Mass. They have one child, Clara Rosanna, 
b. May 26, 1878. 

1115. Ebenezer Gunnison,^ son of 522 Daniel' and 
Elizabeth [Gunnison] Balch, was born at Dorchester, N. H., 
September 18, 1819, and died at Newburyport, January 14, 
1884. He went on several whaling vo3'ages when a young 
man, after_ which he entered a hardware store, where he re- 
mained up to a few years before his death. He was a deacon 



302 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

in the Unitarian church, a Republican, and much respected 
in the community in which he lived. In 1851 he married 
Eliza Hall, and had five children. 

1866 Danibl,^ b. ; d. y. 

1869* Daniel," b. 1853. 

1870* Lucy Ann," b. April 6, 1857; d. March 29, 1888. 

1871* George H.,' b. 1861; d. Feb. 15, 1895. 

1872 Charles Hodge," b. 1862; d. unm. March 24, 1883. 

1116. Lucy Elizabeth,^ daughter of 522 DanieF and 
Elizabeth [Gunnison] Balch, was born at Newburyport, No- 
vember 14, 1820, and died April 16, 1867. She was married 
June 25, 1844, to David Merritt, of Salem, and had one child, 
Elizabeth Balch, b. March 29, 1851. 

1119. William Oharles,^ son of 524 William" and Han- 
nah [Stone] Balch, was born at Newburyport, July 8, 1819, 
and died February 12, 1895, at Dorchester, Massachusetts. 
He graduated at Phillips Academy, Exeter, after which he 
was in a hardware store in Boston. Then he was agent of a 
steam cotton mill in Newburyport for many years. He was 
an alderman and school committeeman in that city. In poli- 
tics he was a Democrat. He married Elizabeth Ann Hamil- 
ton, of Portland, Me., November 12, 1846. She was born 
November 16, 1825, and died September 17, 1894. They had 
eight children. 

1873* William,' b. March 20, 1848. 

1874* Gertrude Akline," b. Oct. 24, 1849. 

1875* Walter Hamilton," b. Aug. 28, 1851. 

1876* Arthur Stone," ) ,.„;„„ k n^^ iq iom ( 

1877 Ernest Hodge> \ *^"^' ^- ^c*- 1^. 1S53, | ^^ ^p^jj gg^ ^gg^ 

1878* Edith Ashton," b. Jan. 12, 1856. 

1879* Gerald Spofford," b. Feb. 16, 1859; d. July 22, 1896. 

1880 Horace Pearson," b. Feb. 13, 1861; d. Jan. 12, 1863. 

1120. Sarah Stone,^ daughter of 524 William- and Han- 
nah [Stone] Balch, was born at Newburyport, February 5, 
1821, and died April 25, 1848. She was devoted to works of 
charity, possessed a superior mind, was an expressive singer, 
had a charming manner, and such beauty, both of person and 



GEORGE EDWARD BALCH, — NEWBURYPORT, MASS. 308 

character, that even after fifty years she still seems a vivid 
inspiring reality to all who knew her. She was married Sep- 
tember 25, 1844, to Frederick Beck, of Boston, who was born 
May 9, 1818. They had two children. 

Frederick Alletne, b. Oct. 17, 1845; m. Nov. 3, 1866, Sarah E. 

Piper, of Newburyport. They live at Portland, Oregon, and 

have five children and three grandchildren. 

Alice Foster, b. Jan. 3, 1847; m. June 1, 1877, Charles W. Lov- 

ett, of Boston. He died Feb., 1890. She lives in Marshfield. 

1121. George Edward,« son of 524 William" and Han- 
nah [Stone] Balch, was born at Newburyport, August 7, 
1822, and died in the same town, August 23, 1889. He grad- 
uated at Exeter Academy. At the age of 22 years he was 
given the command of the bark Oberlin, and five years later 
commanded the full-rigged ship, " The Columbus," from 
Boston to Akyab. While bound from Akyab for Flushing 
the upper cabin was broken down by a tremendous sea during 
the night, which took him with it, head first, through the lee 
bulwarks to his waist, when the boards sprung back and held 
him half in and half out of the ship. While in this position 
one knee was severely injured by a loose spar, and he was in- 
sensible when rescued. While expecting every minute that 
they might founder, they sighted a Dutch vessel in distress, 
with missionaries on board. Captain Balch had his men carry 
him on deck to see the situation and give orders. Volunteers 
went to the relief of the vessel. The Dutch sailors were 
drunk when rescued, and at their urging some of their chests 
were taken off, but instead of clothing, they contained whis- 
key. Unknown to the officers, this was given freely to the 
men, and all hands refused to man the pumps. Captain 
Balch, though suffering excruciating pain, with pistol in 
hand, quelled the mutiny. For this act of humanity and 
heroism he was given a gold medal by the South Holland In- 
stitute. The cyclone lasted three days. Seventeen days later 
they made the Isle of France. A physician there proposed 
to amputate his leg, but Captain Balch would not consent,, 



304 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

and it was saved. On his homeward voj'age, in April, 1851, 
in the storm that carried away the Minot Ledge lighthouse, 
the ship was wrecked, and they were left upon the back of 
Cape Cod for forty-eight hours, when they were taken off 
naked and barely alive. He had a third narrow escape- 
When four days out from Boston, his ship, the " Howadji," 
was struck by lightning, and he and his crew were rescued by 
another ship just before theirs went down. 

Captain Balch was married October 21, 1852, to Elizabeth 
Johnson, daughter of Peter LeBreton, of Newburyport. She 
was born April 17, 1826. They have four children. 

1881* Le Breton,9 b. April 10, 1855. 

1882* Sahah Beck.s b. July 29, 18.57. 

1883* Lewis,« b. Feb. 25, 1861. 

1884 Georgiaotja Elizabeth,^ b. Jan. 17, 1865. 

1122. Leonidas.s son of 524 William' and Hannah 
[Stone] Balch, was born at Newburyport, August 7, 1824. 
He is not married, was a clerk, and lives at Newburyport. 

1123. Lucy Hodge,« daughter of 524 William' and 
Hannah [Stone] Balch, was born at NewburypoVt, April 15, 
1826. She is not married, lives at Newburyport, and has 
been of much assistance in gathering material for this Gene- 
alogy. 

1125. Elizabeth.^ daughter of 524 William' and Hannah 
[Stone] Balch, was born at Newburyport, September 6, 1828. 
She was married October 22, 1863, to Eliphalet Griffin. They 
live at Newburyport, and have two children : Hannah Balch, 
b. Aug. 26, 1864 ; Life, b. June 17, 1867, he married, May 
23, 1895, Mary Elizabeth Davis. 

1126. Mary Oaroline.s daughter of 524 William' and 
Hannah [Stone] Balch, was born at Newburyport, October 
18, 1829, where she now lives. She married Charles P. Mor- 
rison, April 23, 1864. He enlisted as a private in company 
A, Eighth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, and served 
with that regiment for four months at Washington and Bal- 



FANNY STONE [BALCH] -WOODWARD, — ST. LOUIS, MO. 305 

timore. He was next commissioned second lieutenant in 
company A, 48th Massachusetts Volunteers, and served with 
Gen. Banks in the Department of the Gulf, participated in 
the battle of Plain's Store, and was one of the few volun- 
teers in the sortie of the Forlorn Hope during the siege of 
Port Hudson. He made music a profession, at Newburyport, 
Mass., till 1867 ; then at Worcester, Mass., until 1879, when 
he became professor of music at Washington University, St. 
Louis, Mo. He is the author of " Morrison's Collection of 
Church Music," " In Memoriam," and other pieces. They 
have had no children. 

1127. Hannah Stone.^ daughter of 524 William" and 
Hannah [Stone] Balch, was born at Newburyport, August 
28, 1834, and lives at Brookliue, Massachusetts. She was 
married May 17, 1855, to George Richard Coffin. He was 
born at Castine, Maine, February 12, 1832, and died August 
20, 1894, at Brookline, Massachusetts. They had eight chil- 
dren : George, b. March 6, 1856, at Jamaica Plain ; Freder- 
ick Seymour, b. May 19, 1860, at Newburyport ; Winthrop, 
b. June 3, 1863, at Boston ; Gertrude Richards, b. March 4, 
1866, d. June 26, 1868 ; Anna Balch, b. June 8, 1867, at 
Roxbur}', m. May 10, 1893, Edward Everett Elms, two chil- 
dren ; Laura Stone, b. July 15, 1869, at Roxbury ; Henry 
Richards, b. June 21, 1871, at Roxbury ; William Balch, b. 
Dec. 30, 1877, at Auburndale, Massachusetts. 

1128. Fanny Stone,^ daughter of 524 William' and 
Hannah [Stone] Balch, was born at Newburyport, 'January 
2, 1837. For several years she has been president of the day 
nursery for the children of the poor, in St. Louis, Missouri. 
She was married Sept. 30, 1863, to Calvin Milton Woodward, 
who was a captain in the 48 th Regiment, Massachusetts Vol- 
unteers, during the civil war. In 1865 he was appointed 
professor of mathematics and applied mechanics in Washing- 
ton University, St. Louis, Mo. He held the office of dean of 
the Polytechnic School for twenty-five years. He is the 



306 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

author of a work on the " Theory and Construction of the 
St. Louis Bridge." They have had nine children : Alice 
Balch, b. July 25, 1864, d. May 19, 1865 ; Clara Lincoln, b. 
July 20, 1865; Bertha, b. Aug. 29, 1867, d. Dec. 21, 1870; 
Fanny Louise, b. Dec. 9, 1869 ; Hilda, b. Aug. 21, 1871 ; 
Margaret, b. Feb. 7, 1874; Alexander, b. Sept. 5, 1876, d. 
July 1, 1877 ; Calvin Balch, b. Oct. 27, 1878, d. Jan. 19, 
1888 ; Heniy Bridge, b. Sept. 3, 1880, d. Feb. 25, 1883. 

1129. Charles Carrol,^ son of 524 William- and Hannah 
[Stone] Balch, Avas born at Newburyport, May 9, 1841. He 
graduated at Harvard in 1862, and decided to study medicine- 
He was drowned, August 27, 1863, while bathing at Salisbury 
Beach. 

1130. George Thaclier,^ son of 525 John Theodoric' and 
Elizabeth Jones [Thacher] Balch, was born at Biddeford, 
Me., October 2, 1828, and died very suddenly in New York 
city, April 15, 1894, and was buried at Troy, N. Y. He was 
married, November 8, 1859, to Harriet Delafield, daughter of 
Hon. John P. Cushman, a judge of the New York Supreme 
Court, living at Troy. She lives at Saratoga. They have 
had no children. 

Colonel George T. Balch graduated from West Point Mili- 
tary Academy in 1852, and soon after was commissioned a 
lieutenant of artillerj'. In April, 1861, he was ordered to 
Fort Pickens, Florida, with the artiller}- under the command 
of Colonel Harvey Brown. The war department soon 
recognized his remarkable organizing and executive abilities, 
and called him to the Ordnance Bureau at Wasliingtou, 
where he remained until the close of the war. The com- 
pleteness of his organization in the ordnance department 
enabled all the accounts to be closed and the force of clerks 
reduced to the few needed in times of peace, almost as soon 
as the troops were mustered out. Having been promoted 
through the various grades to that of lieutenant colonel dur- 
ing the war, he resigned at its termination, and formed the 




Col. George Thacher Balch. 

(1130) 



COL. GEORGE THACHER BALOH, — NEW YORK, N. Y. 307 

Remington Plow Company. Not meeting with success in 
this undertaking, he soon terminated his connection with 
it, and passed into the service of the receiver of the Erie 
Railway Company, to straighten out its affairs. While in 
this position he thoroughly inventoried the propert}' of the 
company, and in this work discovered to them real estate 
titles amounting to over one million dollars that had been 
overlooked and forgotten. At the direction of Mayor Hewitt, 
of New York city, in 1886, he made a careful study and in- 
vestigation of the health department and of the street paving 
contracts of the city, and in this capacity made a scathing 
report on the repaying of Fifth Avenue and many other 
frauds perpetrated on the city by contractors. From his 
investigation of the health department he was led to the 
study of the foreign-born residents of New York city. His 
remarkable ability for thorough and accurate work came to 
the attention of the Board of Education of New York, and 
led to his appointment as actuary of that board. His original 
and thorough methods in these various capacities have been 
embodied in various books and reports from his pen. " A 
General Classification of Railway Rights, Realities and Per- 
sonalities," J. J. Little & Co., printers. New York, 1878, con- 
cisely sums up his methods of taking the inventory of the 
Erie Railway Company's property. " The Sewage Question 
in Saratoga " appears in a report from the Boaid of Sewer 
Commissioners to the Board of Trustees of that village in 
1885. " Teaching Patriotism in Our Public Schools," The 
D. Van Nostrand Co., publishers, brings timely before the 
American public the importance and the methods of incul- 
cating loyalty to the country and its flag. 

1131. Theodoric Augustus,^ son of 525 John Theodoric" 
and Elizabeth Jones [Thacher] Balch, was born in New York 
city, January 16, 1832, and is a farmer, and resides at Akron, 
Ohio. He was married October 8, 1868, to Ann E., daughter 
of Justin Gale, late of Akron, O., but originally from Wells 



308 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

River, Vt. She was born September 23, 1831. They have 
no children. 

1132. Daniel Webster.^ son of 525 John Theodoric" 
and Elizabeth Jones [Thacher] Balch, was born in New York 
city, November 14, 1834, and lives in San Francisco, Califor- 
nia. He was married April 25, 1868, to Nellie Dingle 
Holmes. She was a daughter of John Dingle, and took the 
name of Holmes upon her mother's second marriage. She 
was born in Syracuse, N. Y., June 18, 1844. They have five 
children, three born in Virginia City, Nevada, and two born 
in San Francisco, California. 

1885 George Thacheb,^ b. Feb. 27, 1S69. 

1886 Daniel Hekbeet,^ b. Sept. 5, 1870; d. Oct. 11, 1896. 

1887 Maud,9 b. June 1.5, 1878. 

1888 John Adkian.^ b. Aug. 6, 1876. 

1889 Daniel Fkasee,^ b. Jan. 19, 1882. 

Daniel Webster left his home in Akron, Ohio, at the age 
of thirteen, shipped as a sailor from Newburyport, Mass., and 
made several voyages. In 1850 he went to California, and 
has since resided in that state and Nevada. By profession he 
is an assayer, but has been interested in railways and mining. 
In 1886 he was president of the Nevada and Oregon R. R. 
and secretary of the California Rock Drill Co. He is the 
inventor of an improved method of working ores by the cya- 
nide process. 

1133. Elizabeth Thacher,^ daughter of 525 John The- 
odoric^ and Elizabeth Jones [Thacher] Balch, was born in 
New York citj', December 27, 1837. She was married March 
18, 1868, to Gilbei-t Saltonstall, son of James Sumner and 
Frances [Saltonstall] Carpenter. He was born at Medina, 
Ohio, April 17, 1836. He is an olficer in the U. S. army, with 
rank of major. They have had the following children : 
George Balch and James Thacher, twins, b. Jan. 18, 1866, at 
Akron, Ohio, both d. y. ; Laura Balch, b. March 29, 1868, at 
Chattanooga, Tenn. ; Dudley Saltonstall, b. Feb. 26, 1870, at 



CAROLINE W. [BALCH] BRAMAN, — BRIGHTON, MASS. 309 

Nashville, Tenn. ; Edward Laramie, b. Jan. 14, 1873, at Fort 
Laramie, Wyoming Ter. ; Elizabeth Frances, b. June 22, 
1878, at Fort Hartsuff, Neb. ; Anna Thacher, b. Jan. 25, 
1882, d. Aug. 27, 1888. 

1134. Laura Otis,^ daughter of 525 John Theodoric" 
and Elizabeth Jones [Thacher] Balch, was born at Akron, 
O., September 23, 1845. She is not married, and is living in 
Youngstown, O. 

1135. Caroline Williams/ daughter of 532 Joseph' 
and Caroline A. B. [Williams] Balch, born at Boston, Mass., 
March 16, 1813. She was married Nov. 3, 1840, to Dr. Isaac 
Gordon Braman, whose first wife was Ann Mehitable Moody, 
daughter of 533 Eunice'. They lived at Georgetown, Mass., 
until about 1843, when they moved to Brighton, now a part 
of Boston, where he practiced for about thirty-three years. 
During the greater part of this time he was in charge of the 
medical department of the arsenal at Watertown, Mass., as 
acting assistant surgeon. United States army. He was also 
coroner and justice of the peace. They had two children. 

Chandlke Balch, b. August 19, 1841, at Georgetown; d. Aug. 
1.5, 186S. He was acting assistant surgeon United States 
army, and while stationed at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was 
liilled by a brother officer. He was married Aug. 13, 1867, at 
Terra Haute, Indiana, to Cecilia O. Gage. 

Joseph Balch, b. Feb. 15, 1845, at Brighton (now in Boston), 
Massachusetts. He is practicing law with his wife in New 
York city. They are commissioners for all the states and 
many foreign countries, and are also passport and consular 
agents and customs notaries. Mr. Braman enlisted at Bos- 
ton, Dec. 7, 1861, in Capt. James M. Magee's cavalry com- 
pany, the " Mounted Rifle Rangers," known as Butler's Body 
Guard, at first attached to the 30th Regiment, Massachusetts 
Volunteers. Being disabled, he was discharged at New Or- 
leans, Louisiana, June 21, 1862. He re-enlisted at Boston, 
May 16, 1SG4, in the 12th Unattached Company, Massachu- 
setts Volunteers, and served at Provincetown, Mass. On 
July 21, 1864, he was commissioned captain of company D, 
47th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, and was dis- 
charged August 4, 1864. He is a Master Mason, Odd Fellow, 



310 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

and a member of Lafayette Post, Grand Army of the Repub- 
lic. On Sept. 10, 1667, be was married at Brighton, to Ella 
Frances, daughter of Abram W. and Sopbronia Swift [Ellis] 
Collins. They have had five children, the four eldest born at 
Brighton, Mass., and the youngest at Los Angeles, Califor- 
nia. Joseph Milton, b. July 13, 1869, d. Xov. 14, 1869; Susan 
Caroline, b. Oct. 6, 1870; Joseph Chandler, b. Aug. 5, 1872; 
Herbert, b. Nov. 15, 187.5; Mia Angela, b. April 5, 1874. 

1137. Sarah Bartlett.^ daughter of 532 Joseph" and 
Caroline A. B. [Williams] Balch, was born at Boston, Mass., 
November 26, 1817, and died at Jamaica Plain, September 9, 
ISo-l. She was married June 6, 1838, to Stephen Minot, son 
of Capt. William Gordon and Hannah [Minot] Weld, of 
Boston. He was born at Boston, September 29, 1806, and 
graduated from Harvard College in 1826. His sterling worth, 
elastic spirits, and strong social sympathies made him the 
most popular member of his class. In 1858 he was chosen by 
the legislature one of the overseers of Harvard College. To 
Stephen M. Gordon and Sarah B. Weld were born seven 
children, two of whom died in infancy : Hannah Minot, b. 
July 13, 1839 ; Stephen Minot, b. Jan. 4, 1842 ; m. Eloise 
Rodman ; Alice Buckminster, b. Feb. 28, 1844 ; Caroline 
Balch, b. Jan. 15, 1846, m. S. S. Gray : Edith, b. Aug. 4, 
1848. 

1138. Joseph Williams,^ son of 532 Joseph" and Caro- 
line A. B. [Williams] Balch, was born in Boston, August 3, 
1819, and died at Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, January 11, 
1891. He married, first, June 8, 1846, Maria, daughter of 
George Hallet, of Boston. She was born in that city, March 
15, 1820, and died at Gloucester, Mass., August 16, 1857, 
leaving four children. 

1890* Geokge Hallet,!" i. May 27, 1847; d. unm., Feb. 25, 1894. 
1891 Agnes Gordon,^ b. Feb. 12, 1849. 
1892* Henry Gordon,^ b. Sept. 15, 18-53. 

1893 CiiAKLES Buckminster,' b. June 18, 18.56; d. Dec. 28, 1881, in 
Orange, Cal. 

Joseph W. was married, second, September 27, 1859, to 



s^^^^^M^ 




Joseph Williams Balch. 



FRANCIS V. BALCH, — JAMAICA PLAIN, MASS. 311 

Agnes Love, daughter of Franklin and Agnes Love [Brad- 
lee] Greene, of Boston. She was born in Boston, July 23, 
1832, and died September 6, 1893. They had four children : 

1894* Joseph,^ b. Feb. 3, 1861. 

1895* Fkanklin Gbeene.s b. April 26, 1864. 

1896* JoHN,9 b. May 4, 1865. 

1897 Emily Greene,^ b. Aug. 17, 1809. 

He was tall and well proportioned, a man of sterling in- 
tegrity, and excellent business ability. In 1838 he entered 
the Boylston Fire and Marine Insurance Company as its sec- 
retary. In 1853 he became its president, and held the posi- 
tion until it was ruined by the great Boston tire of Saturday, 
November 9, 1872. The next Monday a new company, now 
known as the Bo3'lston Insurance Company, was formed, and 
he was chosen its president, and retained the office to the 
time of his death. He was also president of the Boston and 
Providence Railroad, and of the Boston Fire Underwriters' 
Union, vice-president of the Provident Institution for Sav- 
ings, and a trustee of the Eoxbury Latin School. He was a 
trustee of Forest Hill cemetery corporation for twenty-one 
years, and was its president from 1876 to 1889. 

No man ever bequeathed to the community the recollection 
of more kindly traits of character, a warmer and more sympa- 
tlietic nature, or was more conscientious in adherence to the 
right, than Joseph Balch. He was a loyal friend, a kind and 
thoughtful neighbor,- a public-spirited citizen, and a large- 
hearted Christian gentleman. 

1145. Francis Vergnies,^ son of 532 Joseph' and Anne 
Lathrop [Noyes] Balch, was born in Boston, February 3, 
1839. He took the degree of A. B., in 1859, at Harvard College, 
and in 1860 graduated from Harvard Law Scheol, and was 
admitted to the bar. He first became a partner with Francis 
Winthrop Palfrey, and came into professional relations 
with George S. Hillard. In 1862 he joined the Twen- 
tieth Massachusetts Infantiy Volunteers, of which his part- 



312 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

iier, Mr. Palfrey, was lieutenant colonel, but fell out after a 
few months, on account of sickness, without having been in 
any engagement. After a prolonged convalescence, he re 
joined, in the practice of his profession. Col. Palfrey, who 
had been wounded and discharged. In 1868 he married his 
cousin, Ellen Maria, daughter of Francis V. and Elizabeth 
[Porter] Noyes, and great granddaughter of William Bart- 
lett, of Newburyport, a successful merchant. She was born 
July 11, 1837. They had eight children. 

1898 CATHBEiNE.a b. June 14, 1864; d. April 24, 186.5. 

1899 Anne Lathrop,^ b. July 29, 1865. 
^,-1900* Emily Greene,^' b. Jan. 8. 1867. 

1901* Elizabeth,' b. Aug. 29, 1868. 

1902 Ellen,!* b. .Jan. 10, 1872; d. Dec. 7, 1874. 

1903* Francis Notes," b. Nov. 2.3, 1873. 

1904 Alicb,9 b. July 12, 1876. 

1905 Marion Casares," b. Feb. 25, 1879. 

In 1864 Francis V. became the clerk of the Senate Com- 
mittee on Foreign Relations, and also for two years was pri- 
vate secretary of Senator Sumner. Later he was made gen- 
eral executor and one of the literary executors by Mr. Sum- 
mer. In 1867 he was admitted to the law office of William 
Minot, where he remained for several years, and attained a 
position of high standing. He is now the senior partner in 
the law firm of Balch & Rackemann, his specialty being con- 
veyancing and trust law. 

1147. Lucy French.s daughter of 542 John' and Eliza- 
beth [Tappan] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Mass., No- 
vember 22, 1827, and died at Baltimore, Maryland, May 30, 
1852. She was married May 31, 1848, to John L., son of 
Hon. John Merrill, of Newburyport, Mass. He was born 
January 24, 1824. They had two daughters, born at Balti- 
more, Md. 

Catherine Elizabeth, b. May 27, 1849. She married Stuart 
Lindsley, of Orange, N. J., and had live children: George 
Leonard, b. May 30, 1882, at East Orange, N. J. ; Lucy Mer- 
rill, b. Dec. 12, 1884, at Carson City, Colo.; Alice, b. Sept. 1, 




Isaac Denny Balch. 

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ISAAC DENNY BALCH, — NEW YOKK, N. Y. 313 

188S, at Orange, N. J. ; Horace Nelson, b. April 12, 1889, at 
Orange; Oirard, b. May 3, 1891, at Orange. 
Lucy L., b. Jan. 27, 1852; d. July 12, 1852. 

1149. Elizabeth Tappan.s daughter of 542 John' and 
Elizabeth [Tappan] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Mass., 
September 19, 1832. She was married September 26, 1860, 
to John L. Merrill, whose first wife was her sister, Lucy 
French. They live at East Orange, New Jersey, and have 
had six children. 

Alice Balch, b. March 16, 1862, at West Orange, N. J. She 
was married Oct. 10, 1884, to Henry F. Camblos, M. D., of 
Philadelphia, Penn. They have three children. 

George Denny, b. Jan. 1, 1S64, at West Orange, N. J. Married, 
April 26, 1888, to Miss Elizabeth A . Haines, of Brooklyn, N. 
T. Lives at East Orange. 

John Lenoed, b. Sept. 17, 1866, at Orange. 

Joseph Moulton, b. Feb. 3, 1870, at East Orange. 

^L^L^"e^S^I'.pp.n, } -'-. ^- M^y ^^' ^'^'-^ ! '■ '''-'• '' ''''■ 

1150. Isaac Denny,^ son of 542 John' and Laura Ame- 
lia [Denny] Balch, was born at Newburyport, AprillS, 1835, 
and died unmarried, February 16, 1889, at East Orange, New 
Jersey. In 1856 he graduated at Bowdoin College, studied 
law, and practiced at Cincinnati until the breaking out of the 
civil war, when he volunteered in a three months' regiment 
at Washington. Afterwards he practiced law in New York 
city. About 1869 he was appointed chief clerk of the law 
department in one of the divisions of the New York Custom 
House. Ten years later, under General Merritt, he was ap- 
pointed a deputy collector in the rotunda, and also special 
deputy collector, with power to represent the head of the 
custom house when absent. In this position he introduced 
many reforms in the methods of transacting the business. In 
1882 he resigned, and devoted himself thereafter mainly to 
stock brokerage business. He was a man of decided ability 
and of unwavering integrity. He was buried at Newbury- 
port. 

1152. Alice March,^ dausrhter of 542 John' and Laura 



314 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

Amelia [Denuy] Balch, was born at Newburyport, September 
16, 1840. She was married November 2, 1864, to Abiel Ab- 
bot, a commission merchant in New York city. They live at 
East Orange, New Jersey, and have had eight children: 
Laura Kendrick, b. Oct. 12, 1865 ; Alice Balch, b. Feb. 11, 
1867 ; Mary Wade, b. Dec. 29, 1869, d. Jan. 10, 1870 ; Arthur 
Denny, b. Dec. 21, 1870, d. Aug. 6, 1871 ; Fanny Holmes, b. 
June 17, 1872 ; Alfred Ernest, b. Jan. 12, 1875 ; Julia 
Wade, b. March 18, 1877 ; Helen Denny, b. July 11, 1880. 

1154. Mary Nelson/ daughter of 542 John' and Laura 
Amelia [Denny] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Mass., 
July 29, 1846, where she now lives. She was married Octo- 
ber 19, 1869, to George Whitfield Blood, of Charlestown, 
Mass. He died November 12, 1876. They had three chil- 
dren : John Balch, b. July 21, 1870, at Newburyport ; Gios- 
venor Tarbell, b. Aug. 22, 1872 ; George Whitfield, b. March 
26, 1877. 

1155. Maria Willikms,* daughter of 543 Benjamin' and 
Lj^dia Elizabeth [Williams] Balch, was born at Newburyport, 
Mass., January 28, 1831. She married Elias Nason, of Hol- 
lo well, Me. He was a flour merchant at Fall River, Mass. 
They had three children ; two d. y. 

1156. Frances Caroline.^ daughter of 543 Benjamin' 
and Lydia Elizabeth [Williams] Balch, was born at New- 
buryport, Mass., February 28, 1833, and died at St. Louis, 
Mo. She married George Perrin, and had four children : 
George, b. 1853 ; Charles O., d. y. ; Charles T., d. y. ; Anna 
Tilletson. 

1160. William Heman.s son of 546 Capt. William Sav- 
ary" and Mary [Stickney] Balch, was born at East Bradford, 
[Groveland] Mass., August 17, 1826, and died at Maiden, 
Mass., September 19, 1889. He succeeded his father in the 
manufacture of boots and shoes for the western trade, and 
carried on a wholesale business in Boston. He married first. 




Dan'iel Stickney Balch. 

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DANIEL S., JOHN K. V. BALCH, — LYONS, lA., MALDEN,MASS. 315 

June 17, 1852, Susan, daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Anna 
[Lapham] Parker. She was born in East Bradford, April 
7, 1829, and died in Maiden, July 19, 1874. Their four 
children were born in Groveland. 

1906 Mary A.,' b. Nov. 29, 1855; d. May 28, 1856. 

1907 Annie P.,» b. Feb. 7, 1860. 

1908 WiLLiAM.s 1,. Dec. 31, 1863; d. Aug. 17, 1664. 

1910 Frederi'ck^"' *^*°'' ^- ^'=*- ^2' ^^^' P'^P'^ ^''^'^®° Express. 
William H. married second, November 25, 1881, Sophia, 
daughter of Aaron and Susanna [Burbank] Atwood, of 
Groveland. 

1164. Daniel Stickney.s'son of 546 Capt. William Sa- 
vary" and Mary [Stickney] Balch, was born at East Brad- 
ford [Groveland], December 11, 1831. He moved to Lyons, 
Iowa, and with his brother, John Kirby Perry, established a 
large boot and shoe wholesale trade. He is the American 
Express agent at Lyons, and is secretary of Pioneer Camp, 
No. 1, Modern Woodmen of America. He was married Au- 
gust 20, 1861, to Mary Jane, daughter of Moses and Abigail 
B. [Ladd] George, of East Haverhill, Mass., where she was 
born, January 1, 1884. The family are members of the Con- 
gregational church, where he is a deacon. Their three chil- 
dren were born in Lyons. 

1911* Louisa Annie,' b. April 7, 1864. 

1912* Clifton Fletcher," b. March 4, 1867. 

1913 Jennie Fullington,' b. Aug. 26, 1870. 

1167. John Kirby Perry ,8 son of 546 Capt. William 
Savary'' and Mary [Stickney] Balch, was born at East Brad- 
ford [Groveland], Mass., February 17, 1837. He moved to 
Lyons, Iowa, in 1858, and carried on a wholesale boot and 
shoe business for twenty-five yeara. In 1877 he took the first 
telephone to Iowa, and built the first telephone exchange in 
the West. Many parts of this he invented. He has lield 
the offices of president and general manager of the North- 
western Bell Telephone Co., president of Lyons Pressed and 



316 EIGHTH GENEEATION. 

Paving Brick Co., director aud superintendent Lyons Water 
Works Co., and treasurer and superintendent Lyons & Fulton 
Bridge Co. He is a member of the Sons of the American 
Revolution. He was married August 10, 1870, to Sarah 
Amelia, daughter of Orville and Sarah Hayes [Cone] Bar- 
bour, of Harwinton, Ct., where she was born, May 12, 1846. 
She died in New Britton, December 18, 1884, and was 
buried at Harwinton. They had one child, born at Lyons. 
Iowa. 

1914 Mart Elizabeth," b. May 16, 1872. 

John Kirby Perry Balch married second, January 15, 1891, 
Frances Ellen Crosby, of Maiden, Massachusetts. She was 
born at Cambridge, May 11, 1853. They had one child. 

1915 Mart Eams," b. Dec. 9, 1891; d. same daj'. 

1171. Edward H.,^ son of 550 Nathaniel" and Elizabeth, 
M. [Tucker] Balch, was born at Portsmouth, December 24, 
1840, and lived at Exeter, New Hampshire. He was married 
in 1864, to Julia H. Philbrick, of Rye, N. H. She died at 
Portsmouth, November 23, 1884. They had one child, born 
at Rye. 

1916 Eliza Gbace," b. July 4, 1865; d. Nov., 1887; m. John Jenner. 
Edward H. was married second, April, 1889, to Olive Wil- 

ley, of Concord, N. H. She died in October, 1891. 

1173. Martha Ellen,^ daughter of 550 Nathaniel" and 
Elizabeth M. [Tucker] Balch, was born at Portsmouth, N. 
H., March 30, 1851. She was married September 24, 1877, 
to Charles E., son of Charles F. Trefether, of Rye, N. H., 
where he is a carpenter and farmer. They have had ten 
children : Susie Ellen, b. July 1, 1878, d. Jan. 6, 1880 ; 
Austen Wallace, b. Sept. 5, 1880 ; George Chester, b. Feb. 
15, 1882 ; Arthur Elwyn, b. April 24, 1883 ; Elmer Balch, 
b. July 10, 1885 ; Willie Marshall, b. Dec. 24, 1887 ; Julia 
Alice, b. Feb. 5, 1888 ; Raymond Hall, b. Aug. 10, 1889 ; 
Maria Elizabeth, b. April 19, 1891 ; Ruth Mabel, b. May 5, 
1893. 




John Kirbv Perrv Balch. 

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Ninth Generation. 



FIRST BRANCH. 

Descendants of 5 Samuel.^ 
Descendants of 21 Samuel.* 

1174. Christopher S.,^ son of 555 Joseph^ and Betsey 
[Shrove] Balch, was born at Frankfort, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1821, 
and died October 22, 1861, at North Easton, N. Y. He was 
a farmer, and lived in the town of Easton, N. Y. He mar- 
ried Susan M. Robinson, of Easton, N. Y., on Jan. 12, 1848. 
She was born October 5, 1823, and died Feb. 12, 1873. 

1917 William B..,^" b. June 29, 1854; d. Jan. 3, 1870. 
1918* Edwin.io b. Aug. 21, 1859. 

1175. John Henry ,9 son of 555 Joseph^ and Betsey 
[Shrove] Balch, was born at Frankfort, N. Y., April 26, 1825, 
and died at Cambridge, N. Y., May 30, 1869. He was mar- 
ried December 15, 1847, to Abby Ilzaide, daughter of John 
and Amelia Lee. She was born at Cambridge, March 22, 
1820, and died in the same town, October 8, 1881. They 
had two children, both born on the home farm in Cambridge. 

1919* Amelia E.," b. Feb. 18, 1849; d. Jan. 18, 1886. 
1920* Fannie M.," b. May 16, 1853. 

1176. Ebenezer Atwood.^ son of 555 Joseph^ and Bet- 
sey [Shrove] Balch, was born at Frankfort, N. Y., March 26, 
1827. He resided at Greenwich, N. Y., where he died, Janu- 
ary 16, 1892, and was buried at Schaghticooke, N. Y. On 
February 20, 1856, he was married to Hannah, daughter of 
Robert and Abbie Hoag, who was born at Pittstown, N. Y., 
July 3, 1833. They had three children. 

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318 NINTH GENERATION. 

1921* Allan C.,1' b. March 13, 1S64. 

1922 Elizabetu A.,i» b. March 10, 1871. 

1923 Howard J.,!" b. March 10, 1873. 

Ebenezer A. first farmed with his brother Christopher, then 
engaged in the sale of jewelry and maps, was next a station 
agent at Valley Falls, and afterwards engaged in real estate 
transactions. At Cambridge he had a grocery store, and 
lastly a shirt factory. 

1178. Joseph,** son of 556 John and Margaret [Hadcock] 
Balch, was born at Frankfort, N. Y., December 3, 1828, and 
was married July 4, 1850, to Margaret Morehouse, who was 
born July 23, 1830. Their children were as follows : 

1924* RozENA,!" b. March 31, 1851; d. April 16, 1884. 

1925* John A.,i» b. Dec. 16, 1853. 

1926* Merrktt A.,i» b. June 28, 1857. 

1927* Adah E.,'" b. April 25, 1859. 

1928* WiLLETT F.,1" b. March 14, 1863. 

1929 G. Fbank,i» b. July 14, 1868. 

1930 Warren D.,io b. Jan. 31, 1871. 
1931* F. Cora," b. Aug. 29, 1873. 

1932 Gertrude M.,i» b. Jan. 16, 1877. 

1179. Andrew J.,** son of 556 John and Margaret [Had- 
cock] Balch, was born at Frankfort, N. Y., February 17, 
1831, and died at Marcy, N. Y., December 30, 1889, and was 
buried at Frankfort. He was a carriage maker at Utica, N. 
Y., and was married December 19, 1854, to Caroline, daugh- 
ter of Michael and Hannah Reymore. She was born at Con- 
stantia, N. Y., December 9, 1834. They had seven children, 
the first three born at Frankfort, N. Y., the next two at 
IMansfield, and the last two at Albert Lea, Minnesota. 

1933 Carrie E.,i» b. Aug. 16, 1856; d. June 3, 1861. 
1934* Charles IIerbert,i» b. July 22, 1858. 
1935* Frederick W.,'" b. Jan. 23, 1861. 

1936* William Dell,'" b. Dec. 23, 1866. 

1937* Geobge A.,i» b. June 6, 1869. 

1938 Cora Belle,i» b. Sept. 22, 1871; d. Nov. 11, 1873. 

1939 Myrtle Belle.i" b. Feb. 12, 1875. 

1182. Marcus D.,^ son of 556 Johu« and Margaret [Had- 



MARCOS D., ROSELLB BALCH — UTICA, N. Y. 319 

cock] Balch, was born at Frankfort, N. Y., August 5, 1838. 
He has been engaged in farming, but is now a builder at 
Utica, N. Y. He was married January 21, 1869, to Miss 
Adeline M., daughter of James S. and Lucy Harvey. She 
was born at Frankfort, N. Y., January 24, 1846. They have 
four children, all born at Utica, N. Y. 

1940 Eva M.," b. April 6, 1870. 

1941* BuKTOx M.,i» b. Jan. 15, 1874; lives in Brooklyn. 

1942 Florence L.,!'-' b. Dec. 16, 1878. 

1943 Bessie M.,!" b. Nov. 12, 1882. 

1184. Roselle,9 son of 556 John^ and Margaret [Had- 
cock] Balch, was born at Frankfort, N. Y., March 3, 1844, 
and is in the real estate business in Utica, N. Y. He was 
married, in 1868, to Ida, daughter of Charles Hubbell, of 
Frankfort. They have three children. 

1945 Okville," b. 1869; m. Ella Dell. 

1946 Reba,i» b. June, 1881. 

1947 May.w b. 1885. 

1190. Emma M.,» daughter of 567 Philander^ and Jane 
A. [Robinson] Balch. She married H. R. Bailey, and they 
lived at East Charleston, Vt. 

1193. Romanzo,^ son of 569 Leonard^ and Betsey 
[Smith] Balch, was born at Lyndon, Vt., June 14, 1852, and 
is a machinist at St. Johnsbury, Vt. He married first, August 
15, 1872, Abbie, daughter of Jeremiah Leighton. She was 
born at Danville, Vt., and died at St. Johnsbury, Vt., July 
26, 1886. They had two children, born at St. Johnsbury. 

1948 Harry Edwin,"" b. May 8, 1873. 

1949 LE0N.4.RD George,!" b. June 6, 1876. 

Romanzo was married second, September 10, 1887, to Mrs. 
Luella Stanton, a daughter of Benson and Mary Etta Al- 
drich. She was born at Topsham, Vt., August 24, 1854. 
They have two children, both born at St. Johnsbury. 

1950 Benson Aldrich,'" b. July 9, 1888. 

1951 Ltle W.,!" b. Aug. 14, 1890. 

1195. H. Anna," daughter of 571 Nathaniel Aldrich^ and 



320 NINTH GENERATION. 

Sarah M. [Chapin] Balch, was born at Kalamazoo, Mich., 
July 12, 18-40. She was married October 25, 1864, to John, 
son of Paulus and Gooltze den Bleyker. He was born Sep- 
tember 5, 1839, at Isle Texel, Holland, Europe. They are 
living at Kalamazoo, and their nine children were all born in 
that city. Paul, b. Sept. 14, 1865 ; Sara, b. April 28, 1867 ; 
Gertrude, b. Jan. 12, 1869 ; Johnnie, b. Jan. 12, 1871, d. 
July 22, 1873 ; Harry, b. Aug. 2, 1873 ; Walter, b. Oct. 30, 
1876 ; Mattie, b. April 27, 1879, d. July 4, 1887 ; Anna, b. 
Nov. 29, 1881 ; and a twin to Anna, who died young. 

1196. Walter O.,^ son of 571 Nathaniel Aldrich^ and 
Sarah M. [Chapin] Balch, was born at Kalamazoo, Mich., 
April 9, 1843, and died at Kalamazoo, December 22, 1876. He 
was married September 29, 1868, to Helen M., daughter of 
Rev. S. W. Burton, of Wattsburg, Pa. No issue. He was 
a graduate from the law department of the University of 
Michigan, was admitted to the bar in 1866, and associated 
himself with the firm of Balch, Smiley & Balch. He was 
forcible in argument, an able and ready writer, and a regular 
correspondent of several newspapers and magazines. His 
health was always delicate. He remained in the fii-m for 
nearly eight years, but owing to delicate health, was unable 
to practice for the last three or four. For a time he was as- 
sociate editor of the Austin (Tex.) News. In 1876 he re- 
turned to Kalamazoo, and died after a long and painful ill- 
ness. His noble Christian qualities of mind and heart en- 
deared him to all who knew him. 

1200. Herbert Melville.s son of 574 Samuel Raymond^ 
and Elizabeth Kendell [Woods] Balch, was born at Kalama- 
zoo, Mich, July 13, 1854, and is a farmer at El Dorado, Kan- 
sas. He was married December 2, 1877, to Mrs. Elita Prin- 
dle. They have one child. 

1952 Raymond,!" b. Sept. 6, IS78. 

1202. Elmer Adelbert.^ son of 574 Samuel Raymond^ 
and Elizabeth Kendell [Woods] Balch, was born at Kalania- 



ELMEK A. BALCH KALAMAZOO, MICH. 321 

ZOO, Mich., Sept. 25, 1867, and was married October 28,1877, 
to Josephine Chapman. They reside at Kalamazoo, and have 
six children. 

1953 George Adelbert,!" b. July 12, 1879. 

1954 Clarekcb Eugkne.w b. May 9, 1880. 

1955 Walter A.," b. Nov. 22, 1881. 

1956 HoMEE,i» b. July 8, 1883. 

1957 Jessie," b. Feb. 2, 1889. 

1958 J AMES, I" b. Oct. 7, 1893. 

1203. Laura Alice," daughter of 574 Samuel Raymond^ 
and Elizabeth Kendell [Woods] Balch, was born at Kalama- 
zoo, Mich., September 15, 1859. She was married at Somer- 
ville, Mass., March 17, 1885, to Charles Haynes, son of 
Charles Davis and Hannah Louise [Haynes] Chapman. He 
was born at Oldtown, Maine, August 26, 1858, is a farmer, 
and they live at Goodale's Corner, Maine. 

1205. William Arthur," son of 574 Samuel Raymond^ 
and Elizabeth Kendell [Woods] Balch, was born at Kalama- 
zoo, Michigan, August 28, 1 864, and was married November 
26, 1891, to Dora Pines. 

1207. Jane Maria," daughter of 576 Royal Tyler^ and 
Ruthana Grimes [Davis] Balch, was born at Athens, Vt., 
September 18, 1845, and lives at Helena, Montana. She 
graduated from Kalamazoo High School in 1868, and was a 
successful teacher. She was married May 4, 1870, to Albert 
Sergeant, son of Clark and Catherine [Sergeant] Kellogg, 
who was born at Oshtemo, Mich., November 30, 1842. They 
are Presbyterians, and have had five children, three born at 
Oshtemo, Michigan, and two at Boulder, Montana. Julia 
Clark, b. April 5, 1871, m. Nov. 12, 1894, Wm. Fergus, of 
Whitehall, Montana ; Ruth Elsie, b. Jan. 31, 1875. Frederick 
William, b. Jan. 18, 1877, d. June 22, 1880 ; Sarah Augusta, 
b. March 5, 1886 ; Ernest Wickes, b. April 19, 1889, d. Sept. 
19, 1889. 

1209. Sarah Lorinda," daughter of 576 Royal Tyler* 
and Ruthana Grimes [Davis] Balch, was born at Athens, 



322 NINTH GENEEATION. 

Vt., November 29, 1849. She graduated at the Kalamazoo 
High School in 1868, and is now a teacher. She is a member 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

1210. Abby Adella.^ daughter of 576 Royal Tyler« and 
Ruthana Grimes [Davis] Balch, was born at Kalamazoo, 
Mich., July 16, 1852. She was married February 12, 1879, 
to Frank Cherevoyx, son of George Washington and Ruth 
Rosett Hall. He was born August 15, 1851. They are mem- 
beis of the Methodist Episcopal church. Their children are 
Walter Albert, b. Nov. 4, 1879, at Kalamazoo, Mich. ; Royal 
Tyler, b. Jan. 7, 1881, at Oshtemo, Mich. ; Jennie Rosetta, b. 
Feb. 19, 1885, at Portage, Mich. ; Frank Nathao, b. Aug. 10, 
1891, at Kalamazoo. 

1211. Royal Curtis.^ son of 576 Royal Tyler^ and Ruth- 
ana Grimes [Davis] Balch, was born at Oshtemo, Mich 
igan, April 26, 1856, where he is a farmer. He was mar- 
ried October 6, 1880, to Alice Nellie, daughter of William 
C. and Mary Ann [Kempsey] Wild. She was born at Osh- 
temo, October 6, 1856. The family are Methodists, and their 
children were born at Oshtemo. 

1959 Clarence Leigh,i» b. Oct. 28, 1882. 

1960 John Vincent," b. Aug. 23, 1884. 

1961 Elwyn Cubtis,!'' b. Aug. 5, 1886. 

1962 KUTH A.,i» b. Sept. 11, 1891. 

1963 Vera.io b. May 20, 1893. 

1964 Royal T.,i» b. Jan. 3, 1895. 

1212. Emma May," daughter of 576 Royal Tyler^ and 
Ruthana Grimes [Davis] Balch, was born at Oshtemo, Mich., 
August 21, 1858. She was married October 6, 1880, to Seth 
Edson, son of William and Maria [Smith] Combs. He was 
bora at Brandon, Oakland county, Mich., November 23, 1856, 
and is a music dealer at South Haven, Mich. Their children 
are: Earl Edson, b. March 7, 1882; Emma Leoti, b. Dec. 9, 
1889. 

1213. Ernest Alanson.^ son of 576 Royal Tyler^ and 
Ruthana Grimes [Davis] Balch, was born at Oshtemo, Mich., 



DORR M. BALCH, — MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 323 

June 23, 1867, and lives in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated 
from Kalamazoo college in 1888, and in 1889 took the degree 
of M. A. at the University of Michigan. He was married 
April 2, 1890, to Bertha Low, daughter of Osmond Monroe 
and Harriet E. [Kennicott] Stevens. She was born October 
29, 1867. 

1965 Kendell Monroe,!" b. April 13, 1892; d. Aug. 30, 1892. 

1966 Helen Habriet,i» b. Dec. 20, 1893. 

1214. Dorr Micah,^ son of 578 Amaziah Robinson^ and 
Abby [Davis] Balch, was born at Athens, Vermont, January 
11, 1848. He was married in 1886, to Phoebe D., daughter of 
Samuel S. and Lucretia [Bangs] Loomis. She was born at 
Milton, Canada East, Nov. 30, 1847. They now live at New 
Richmond, Wisconsin, and have three children, born at Min- 
neapolis, Minnesota. 

1967 Sidney Alanson," b. Oct. 27, 1887. 

1968 Raymond Edison,i<> b. May 6, 1889. 

1969 Grace Adella," b. Oct. 2, 1890. 

1217. Nathaniel Amaziah," son of 578 Amaziah Rob- 
inson^ and Mary [Williams] Balch, was born at Wayland, 
Micliigan, February 18, 1866. He was married in December, 
1886, to Ella Curtis. She was born May 1, 1867, at Pine 
Grove, and died Feb. 1, 1893, at Plainwell, Michigan, where 
Nathaniel A. is now in business as a merchant. Their chil- 
dren are : 

1970 HOYD,i» b. Aug. 20, 1887. 

1971 James B.," b. Jan. 21, 1893. 

Nathaniel A. married second, Bridget Storms, daughter of 
J. M. and Bessie Storms. She was born March 10, 1873. By 
her he has no children. 

1219. Mary Ehzabeth.s daughter of 578 Amaziah Rob- 
inson and Mary [Williams] Balch, was born at Wayland, 
Michigan, January 9, 1872. She was married December 10, 
1891, to John S., son of Sherman G. and Sarah T. Forbes. 
He was born Nov. 28, 1865, at Belleville, Alabama. They 



324 NINTH GENERATION. 

have one child, born at Plainwell, Michigan : Sherman 
Balch, b. Nov. 9, 1894. 

1220. Emerson B.,9 son of 579 Arad Chickering^ and 
Elizabeth O. [Emerson] Balch, was born at Kalamazoo, Mich- 
igan, March 26, 1854, and is engaged in farming and lumber- 
ing at Marble, Michigan. He was married April 22, 1885, to 
Carrie, daughter of John W. and L. M. Austin. She was 
born at Gouverneur, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1859. They have two 
children born at Allegan, and one at Marble. 

1972 Guy,i» b. Sept. 26, 1886. 

1973 Ray,!" b. April 14, 1890; d. Aug. 26, 1890. 

1974 Roy," b. March 27, 1893. 

1221. Frank O.," son of 579 Arad ChickeringS and Eliz- 
abeth O. [Emerson] Balch, was born at Kalamazoo, Mich., 
October 4, 1855, and is a civil engineer at Hastings, Michi- 
gan. He was married December 5, 1887, to Ida L., daughter 
of James N. and Susan H. Stearns, who was born at Medina, 
New York, September 20, 1861. They have one child, boi-n 
at Hastings, Mich. 

1975 Josephine Louisa,!" b. Dec. 27, 1888. 

1227. Glen E.,^ son of 579 Arad ChickeringS and Eliza- 
beth O. [Emerson] Balch, was born at Kalamazoo, May 11, 
1869, and is a civil engineer in the government lake survey. 
He is unmarried. 

1228. Ralph,9 sou of 579 Arad Chickering^ and Eliza- 
beth O. [Emerson] Balch, was born at Kalamazoo, July 31, 
1873, and is a medical student at the Michigan University. 

1229. Emily A.,'' daughter of 580 Confucius Icilious^ 
and Caroline A. [Ryther] Balch, was born at St. Charles, Illi- 
nois, March 1, 1855, is unmarried, was the principal of the 
Lovell street school in Kalamazoo, Mich., and is now teaching 
at Aurora, Illinois. 

1231. Clara O..^ daughter of 580 Confucius Icilious^ 
and Caroline A. [Ryther] Balch, was born at St. Charles, 
111., March 27, 1858. She was married November 25, 1890, 



HERBERT B. BALCH — CHICAGO, ILL. 325 

to Charles A., son of Blamford and Sarah [Potter] Pierce, 
and resides at Elgin, Illinois. They have two children : 
Louise Winefred, b. April 12, 1892 ; Marion Alice, b. March 
31, 1896. 

1232. Herbert B.,^ son of 580 Confucius Icilious^ and 
Caroline A. [Ryther] Balch, was born at St. Charles, Illinois, 
December 1, 1860, and lives in Chicago, Illinois. He was 
married July 6, 1882 to Nettie Grace Ridge, who was born 
June 5, 1862, at Dayton, Ohio. 

1976 Emma E.,!" b. Oct. 7, 1S83; d. Jan. 20, 1890. 

1977 Mabel Grace,i» b. Dec. 15, 1889. 

1233. George R.,^ son of 580 Confucius Icilious^ and 
Caroline A. [Ryther] Balch, was born at St. Charles, Illinois, 
June 20, 1862, and is the purchasing agent of the Cincinnati, 
Hamilton and Dayton R. R. Co., at Cincinnati, Ohio. He 
was married October 22, 1890, to Edith, daughter of W. D. 
and Helen Woodford, who was born August 19, 1867, at Kal- 
amazoo, Michigan. 

1234. Louis N.,^ son of 580 Confucius Icilious^ and 
Caroline A. [Rji-her] Balch, was born at St. Charles, 111., 
April 28, 1865. He married Nellie MuUin, October 14, 1894, 
in Chicago, 111. He is a bookkeeper. 

1978 Louis Raymond,!" b. Sept. 11, 1895. 

1237. Martha P.,9 daughter of 583 CobenS and Amanda 
E. [Houghton] Balch, was born at Lyndon, Vermont, Feb- 
ruary 10, 1834, and was married October 26, 1856, to John 
J., son of Isaac and Hannah Henderschott. They have lived 
at Irving, Mich., on the same farm, since they were married. 
Their children are as follows : Lizzie Amanda, b. March 3, 
1859, graduate homeopathic department. University of Michi- 
gan, class of 1888, and is practicing at Irving, Mich. ; Mary 
Gertrude, b. June 4, 1861, d. Dec. 12, 1863 ; Florence Edith, 
b. March 4, 1865, graduate pharmacy department, Universit}' 
of Michigan, class of 1887, m. Dec. 19, 1889, Frederick J. 
Henning, of Detroit ; Nellie Blanche, b. June 14, 1867 ; 



326 NINTH GENERATION. 

Grace Leoue, b. Dec. 2, 1870 ; Ella Pearl, b. Feb. 5, 187-4, 
graduate Michigan State Normal School, class of 1895, teach- 
er at Jackson, ]\Iich. 

1238. Mary E.,9 daughter of 583 Coben^ and Amanda 
E. [Houghton] Balch, was born November 7, 1837, and lives 
at Middleville, Michigan, ^he married John Campbell, De- 
cember 25, 1861. He is a merchant and farmer. Their chil- 
dren are : Coben, b. Oct. 8, 1862, d. 1873 ; Amanda, b. April 
27, 1865 ; Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1887, d. March 26, 1869 ; 
Edna, b. March 10, 1877. Amanda married Archie Orr, Sept. 
24, 1885, and lives at Peoria, N. Y. 

1239. Sarah A.,8 daughter of 583 CobenS and Amanda 
E. [Houghton] Balch, was born March 29, 1840, and died 
September 30, 1869. She married January 3, 1860, George 
W. Slade, and had one daughter : Lulu Bishop Slade, b. 
November 5, 1863. She married, Dec. 2, 1885, Frank A. 
Stead, of Waterloo, Iowa. They live at Hopkinton, Iowa, 
and have four children. 

1245. Maria E.,^ daughter of 584 Barnabas Dodge^ and 
Adeline [Ketchum] Balch, was born February 1, 1851. She 
married Lucien Everett, son of Dr. R. A. and Abbie H. E. 
Axtell, March 16, 1875. Edith, b. March 6, 1876 ; Bessie, b. 
June 18, 1878 ; May, b. Jan. 2, 1881, d. Feb. 10, 1891 ; Louise, 
b. Nov. 27, 1883 ; Henry Sylvester, b. Jan. 15, 1887 ; Everett 
Balch, b. Aug. 17, 1889. 

1247. Florence Gertrude,^ daughter of 590 Luther 
Chickering^ and Sarah A. [Pointer] Balch, was born at Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., November 28, 1851. She married A. J. Mills, 
who was born January 9, 1851. He is a lawyer, and has been 
judge of the circuit court in Kalamazoo county. They have 
two daughters, both born at Kalamazoo : Florence Gertrude, 
b. July 14, 1875 ; Mabel Clara, b. Aug. 21, 1877. 

1248. Charles L.,9 son of 590 Luther Chickering^ and 
Sarah A. [Pointer] Balch, was born at Kalamazoo, Mich., 



CHARLES L. BALCH, — LAWTON, MICH. 327 

Januaiy 14, 1855. He married Mary, daughter of William 
and Fannie McLain. She was born April 25, 1853. They 
live in Lawton, Mich., and have two children. 

1979 Bektha,!" b. Feb. S, 1S7S. 

1980 Barney," b. Jan. 12, 1881. 

1249. James P.,^ son of 592 Frederick^ and Hannah .J. 
[Perry] Balch, was born at Boston, Mass., November 12, 
1847, and died June 14, 1889. He married Augeline Maria 
Kauldack, of Boston, in the fall of 1872. She died at Wor- 
cester, Mass., in the fall of 1887. No issue. 

1250. Lydia A.,^ daughter of 592 Frederick^ and Han- 
nah J. [Perry] Balch, was born at Boston, Mass., .January 6, 
1849. She was married October 1, 1868, to Henry Edwin, 
son of William and ^Nlary Jane Warner, of Clarmont, N. H. 
He died at Tewksbury, Mass., April 18, 1881. Lydia A. is 
living at West Somerville, Mass. They had no children. 

1251. Hannah M.,^ daughter of 592 Frederick^ and Han- 
nah J. [Perry] Balch, was born at Boston, Mass., February 
21, 1850, and died February 22, 1891. She was married Dec. 
25, 1873, to Isaac S. Foster, of Brewster, Mass. They had 
two children, born in Boston : Albert W., b. Oct. 20, 1874 ; 
Frederick Balch, b. July 7, 1876. 

1254. Adeline R.,9 eldest daughter of 596 Amos^ and 
Esther A. [Woodward] Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., 
Aug. 30, 1842, where she now lives. She was married June 13, 
1860, to Charles H. Stebbins. They lived at Elkhart, Indiana, 
in 1886 and 1887 ; Wichita, Kansas, to 1889 ; Denver, Colo- 
rado, to 1893 ; Kirksville to 1895, and in 1896 are at their 
birthplace. They have had three children: Etta E., b. 
Jan. 22, 1862, d. Aug. 11, 1862; Bert L., b. July 10, 1868 ; 
Fred D., b. March 22, 1875. Bert L. married September 18, 
1888, Eva B. Rydman. They live at Elkhart, Ind. 

1255. Luke W.,^ eldest son of 596 Amos^ and Esther A. 
[Woodward] Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., Decem- 
ber 23, 1846, and lives at Sloan, Missouri. He was married 



6ZS NINTH GENERATION. 

first, June 10, 1871, to Clara B. Rundlett. She died Novem- 
ber 25, 1873. He was married second, October 26, 1881, to 
Clara J. Davis, of New York city, a granddaughter of Acey 
Kinne, reviser of Blackstone. 

1257. Eva A.,'* youngest daughter of 596 Amos^ and 
Esther A. [Woodward] Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., 
Januarj' 3, 1858, and died April 9, 1885. She was married 
September 26, 1880, to James Aldeu Stebbins, a brother of 
her sister Adeline's husband. They had one daughter, Lila 
E., b. May 17, 1881. 

1258. Emeline,9 daughter of 597 Samuel B.s and Mary 
A. [Holmes] Balch, was born at Lancaster, New Hampshire, 
October 22, 1811, and is living at HoUister, California. She 
was married March 3, 1857, to Milan C, son of Milan and 
Candice [Putnam] Series, of New York. He was born June 
9, 1835. They have had five children, three dying young. 
Martha L., b. Dec. 16, 1859 ; James E., b. Feb. 24, 1867. 

1261. Harvey ,9 son of 597 Samuel B.s and Mary A. 
[Holmes] Balch, was born at Colebrook, N. H., December 24, 
1848, and is living at Sloan, Missouri. He was married 
March 21, 1875, to Amanda Lanel. Their children are as 
follows : 

1981 Harvby,io b. Jan. 13, 1S76. 

1982 Fred,1'> b. Sept. 30, 1878. 

1983 Alma,!' b. Sept. 14, 1880. 

1984 BERTHA,i»b. Oct. 13, 1882. 

1985 E8MA,i'' b. Jan. 2, 1884; d. May 6, 1885. 

1986 Mabel,!" b. jan. 25, 1886. 

1987 Lee,!'> b. Jan. 9, 1888. 

1988 Eael,w b. March 23, 1890. 

1989 LuKE.i" b. March 15, 1895. 

1262. Mary Adelaide,^ daughter of 597 Samuel B.» 
and Mary A. [Holmes] Balch, was born at Lancaster, New 
Hampshire, February 17, 1852, and died at San Diego, Cali- 
fornia, October 21, 1894. She was married August 13, 1873, 
to Frank E., son of William O. and Nancy J. [Whipple] 



JOSEPH T. BALCH, — NEW IBERIA, LA. dZV 

Belden. They had five children : James Edgar, b. June 1, 
1874; Marvin Deloss, b. May 21, 1875 ; George W., b. May 
31, 1876, d. y. ; Sylvia Ellinor, b. Aug. 5, 1877 ; Julius T., 
b. Oct. 11, 1887, d. y. 

1263. Sarah Adams,^ eldest daughter of 600 Joseph 
H.s and U. S. [Riles] Balch, was born at Plaquemine, La., 
December 16, 1850. She was married February 23, 1870, to 
L. O. Hacker, a lawyer at New Iberia, La. He graduated in 
letters at the College of the Immaculate Conception, at New 
Iberia, La. They are Roman Catholics, and six children were 
born in New Iberia : Sarah Emily, b. Dec. 12, 1870 ; Lewis 
Wellington, b. Feb. 1, 1872 ; Mary Meade, b. April 19, 1874 ; 
John Hubbard, b. Aug. 19, 1877 ; Mary Edna, b. July 19, 
1879 ; L. O. Hacker, Jr., b. July 29, 1883. 

1265. Eliza 0.,9 daughter of 600 Joseph H.s and U. S. 
[Riles] Balch, was born at Plaquemine, La., September 16, 
1854. She was married Oct. 24, 1876, to A. J. Mignes, a 
pilot on the Mississippi river, and lives at New Iberia. They 
are Roman Catholics, and have two children, both born at 
New Iberia : Kate, b. Aug. 29, 1877 ; L. Wellington, b. Dec. 
3, 1879. 

1266. Joseph Thomas,^ son of 600 Joseph H.^ and U. 
S. [Riles] Balch, was born at Plaquemine, La., June 7, 1856. 
He was married October 18, 1876, to Adorestine Bourk, of 
New Iberia, La. He is a printer and a Roman Catholic. 
Their three children were born in New Iberia, La., where 
they now reside. 

1990 Advet,"' b. 

1991 Hubbard,!' b. 

1992 Agnes,w b. 

1270. Emma E..^ eldest daughter of 603 Charles W.^ 
and Olive [Higgins] Balch, was born at West Boudoin, 
Maine, July 13, 1855, and died June 2, 1880. She was mar- 
ried October 14, 1874, to Henry Paine Bonney, of Hooksett, 
N. H. They had one child, Nona, b. April 11, 1875. 



330 NINTH GENERATION. 

1271. Charles H.,9 only son of 603 Charles W.^ and 
Olive [Higgins] Balch, was born at West Boudoin, Maine, 
June 21, 1856, and died May 18, 1889. He was married first, 
March 12, 1884, to Jeannette, daughter of Hosea Gray. They 
had one son. 

1993 Hosea.,!' b. Api-il, 1886; d. March, 1894. 

Charles H. married second. May 26, 1887, Mrs. Jennie E. 
(Ames) Goodwin, of Lancaster, N. H. They had two chil- 
dren. 

1994 Nora May,^ b. Feb. 8, 1888. 

1995 Chables Asa,w b. April 8, 1889. 

1274. Loren A.,9 son of 608 Frederick A.^ and Henri- 
etta [Caldwell] Balch, was born at Trenton, Wisconsin, No- 
vember 4, 1856, is a stenographer and salesman at Neillsville, 
Wisconsin, and is manager of the Neillsville Novelty M'f'g 
Co. He was married March 7, 1881, to Mary Austin, at Ra- 
cine, Wisconsin, and divorced in February, 1889. He mar- 
ried second, Rose Isabella, daughter of Thomas Robinson, 
on May 15, 1895, at Neillsville. He has had no children. 

1275. Rella W.,^ son of 608 Frederick A.^ and Henrietta 
[Caldwell] Balch, was born at Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, 
September 14, 1859. He is head of the firm of Balch & 
Tragsdorf, shippers of produce, at Neillsville, Wisconsin. He 
was married November 22, 1881, to Nettie B., daughter of 
Charles C. Whipple. She was born at Lima, Wis., April 16, 
1860. They have two sons, born at Neillsville. 

1996 Leland R.,i» b. March 10, 1883. 

1997 Harold C.,'" b. Aug. 27, 1890. 

1277. Frederick O.,^ son of 608 Frederick A.s and 
Henrietta [Caldwell] Balch, was born at Hingham, Wisconsin, 
May 8, 1869, and is a travelling salesman living at Neillsville, 
Wisconsin. He was married July 27, 1892, to Grace Louise,, 
daughter of James and Ruane (Allison) Flynn. She was 
born August 9, 1870, at Madison, Wisconsin. 

1998 Faville Cleon,i» b. June 1, 1895. 



CHAS. W., GEO. H. — NEW YORK, N. Y., MORRIS, CT. 331 

Descendants of 22 Joseph.'' 
1278. Aurora Maria,^ daughter of 612 Henry Brace^ 
and Lucy Aurora [Brace] Balch, was born in Meadville, Pa., 
October 19, 1852, and died at Benzonia, Mich., January 6, 
1877. She was married November 12, 1875, to George Buck, 
who was born June 16, 1851, at Wheatland, Hillsdale county, 
Mich. They had no childi-en. 

1280. Herbert Oorrie,^ son of 612 Henry Brace^ and 
Julia Elvira [Bates] Balch, was born in Meadville, Pa., Jan- 
uary 27, 1861. He was a sash and blind maker at Travers 
City, Michigan, until 1890, when he removed to Benzoa, 
Michigan, and has taken charge of a planing mill for the 
Case Brothers Lumber Company. He is a Republican. He 
was married June 30, 1885, to Clara Jane Chandler, who was 
born in Chicago, October 2, 1865. They are members of the 
Methodist church, and had one child. 

1999 HiNE Edward,!' b. Sept. 5, 1895; d. Sept. 22, 1895. 

1281. Ida Minerva,^ daughter of 612 Henry Brace® and 
Julia Elvira [Bates] Balcli, was born in Meadville, Pa., 
March 26, 1863. She is a professional nurse in Chicago, 
where she was married, November 28, 1895, to Dr. Benjamin 
L. Babcock, who was born March 12, 1862, at Huron, Michi- 
gan. 

1283. Charles Warner ,» son of 613 Jonathan Belden^ 
and Charlotte Crosby [Warner] Balch, was born at Harwin- 
ton, Ct., March 30, 1856, and is a stenographer, living in New 
York city. He was married December 22, 1885, to Isabel 
Brevoort, daughter of Richard and Jane [Ker] Wickstead, 
of New York city. She was born Sept. 5, 1859. They have 
two children. 

2000 Howard Kellogg, i'^ b. Xov. 21, 18S6. 

2001 Claeence Wickstead,!' b. Nov. 9, 1890. 

1284. George Humphrey,'' son of 613 Jonathan Bel- 
den^ and Charlotte Crosby [Warner] Balch, was born at 
Harwinton, Ct., August 28, 1858, and lives at Morris, Conn. 



^6'Z NINTH GENERATION. 

He is aa engraver. He was married to Nettie, daughter of 
Joseph and Althea [Foster] Cook, of Harwinton. Their 
children are as follows : 

2002 Charlotte EMMA,i»b. Nov. 7, 1877. 

2003 Arthur Humphrey," b. April 6, 1879. 

2004 Mabel Althea,i° b. June 16, 1880. 

2005 Franklin Henrt," b. Jan. 18, 1887. 

2006 Katie LArBA,if b. Nov. 10, 1888. 

2007 Charles Edgae,i» b. March .31, 1892. 

2008 George Jonathan,!" b. Feb. 13, 1894. 

1285. Walter Shaffer.s son of 613 Jonathan Belden^ 
and Charlotte Crosby [Warner] Balch, was born at Harwin- 
ton, Connecticut, September 29, 1860, where he is in the 
mercantile business. He was married July 2, 1887, to Ellen 
J., daughter of Horace W. and Sarah A. Fisher, of Stratford, 
Conn. 

2009 Mabel Wood," U^=_, r. ^^^. go ,sS8 

2010 Maud Thomas," ( *'^'°^' "• *""• ^^' ^''^^■ 

2011 Walter Fisher," b. July 22, 1889. 

1286. Carrie Maria,^ daughter of 613 Jonathan Belden^ 
and Charlotte Crosby [Warner] Balch, was born at Harwin- 
ton, Ct., October 22, 1862. She was married January 26, 
1888, to Dennis G., son of Edward E. and R. L. Baker. He 
has a market and grocery store at Harwinton, Conn. They 
have one child, Addie Louise, b. March 18, 1889. 

1291. Mary Julia," daughter of 623 Albert Vestus* and 
Sarah T. [Parmelee] Balch, was born at Weyauwega, Wis- 
consin, January 21, 1855. She was married September 29, 
1877, to Frank W., son of Reuben B. and Ruth Ann [Ring] 
Houghton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. 
Steele, at the residence of her father in Weyauwega. 
Mr. Houghton was born at Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 21, 
1849. He is a lawyer, in the successful practice of his 
profession at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where they reside. 
They had five children, the two oldest born at Wau- 
sau, and the others at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Laura Madge, 
b. Oct. 6, 1878 ; Mary Ruth, b. Nov. 13, 1879 ; Albert Balch, 



SAM DEL W. BALCH, — YONKEES, N. Y. 333 

b. Aug. 27, 1882 ; Frank Wilbur, b. July 30, 1884 ; Harry 
Abner, b. Dec. 16, 1886. 

1292. Sarah Maria.^ daughter of 623 Albert Vestus^ 
and Sarah T. [Parmelee] Balch, was born at Weyauwega, 
Wisconsin, July 25, 1860. She was married at the residence 
of her father in Weyauwega, April 20, 1891, to Dr. Charles 
D., son of Charles M. and Janet Fenelon, who was born in 
Weyauwega, May 17, 1863. Dr. Fenelon graduated in 1885 
from the Wisconsin State University, was principal of the 
High School in Weyauwega for three years, then attended 
the Rush Medical College at Chicago, and graduated in 1891. 
He is practising at Phillips, ^Wisconsin. They have one 
daughter, Eunice, b. Dec. 24, 1894. 

1293. Laura Bertha,^ youngest daughter of 623 Albert 
Vestus^ and Sarah T. [Parmelee] Balch, was born at Weyau- 
wega, Wisconsin, December 12, 1862. She was married at 
the residence of her father, in Weyauwega, September 15, 
1886, to Rev. Thomas E., son of Rev. Edward and Millia 
[Webb] Barr, of Frankfort, Ind. The groom's father per- 
formed the ceremony. Rev. Mr. Barr was born April 21, 
1860. He and Laura Bertha were classmates, and graduated 
together, in 1885, from Lake Forest University, with the 
first and second honors of the class, the former being vale- 
dictorian and the latter salutatorian. Mr. Barr then attended 
Princeton (N. J.) Theological Seminary. In the summer of 

1886 he was settled over the Presbyterian church at Snow 
Shoe, Pennsylvania. In June, 1887, he was settled as pastor 
of the Presbyterian church in Beloit, Wisconsin ; in 1890 at 
Racine, Wisconsin ; in 1892 at the First Presbyterian church, 
Kalamazoo, Michigan, and after one year of service became 
pastor of the First Congregational church in the same city. 
Their children are as follows : Edward Balch, b. June 16, 

1887 ; Sarah Katharine, b. April 7, 1889 ; Millia Jennie, b. 
Sept. 4, 1891 ; Henrietta Rood, b. Sept. 15, 1893. 

1294. Samuel W.,^ son of 625 Galusha Burchards and 



334 KINTH GENERATION. 

Harriet C. [Andrews] Balch, was born at ISIalone, New York, 
January 18, 1862, and lives at Yonkers, New York. In 1883 
he took the degree of engineer of mines, at the School of 
Mines, Columbia College, and has since been engaged in me- 
chanical engineering and patent soliciting, with an office in 
New York city. He has contributed scientific articles to va- 
rious periodicals, and has assisted in the editing of this Gene- 
alogy. 

1296. Harriet Elizabeth.^ daughter of 625 Galusha 
Burchard* and Harriet C. [Andrews] Balch, was born at 
Plattsburg, N. Y., May 17, 1870. In 1892 she took the de- 
gree of bachelor of science at Wellesley College, and is now 
a student in the senior class at the Women's Medical Col- 
lege, New York city. 

1298. Margaret Andrews.^ daughter of 625 Galusha 
Burchard^ and Harriet C. [Andi-ews] Balch, was born at 
Yonkers, N. Y., June 1, 1875. She is now a student at 
Wellesley College, where she is making a specialty of litera- 
ture and history. 

1300. William Monroe.^ son of 647 Manning B.^ and 
Hattie L. [Monroe] Balch, was born at Monroe, Wisconsin, 
Nov. 25, 1871. He graduated from the University of Wis- 
consin in 1891, and received the degree of master of letters 
from the institution in 1896. He studied law the year follow- 
ing graduation, but entered the ministry in 1892. He is now 
a member of the West Wisconsin Conference of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, and pastor at River Falls, Wisconsin. 
He has also served one year as state secretary of the Epworth 
League. He was married June 27, 1893, to Beulah G. Rich- 
ards, of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. They have one daughter. 
2012 Mary Monkoe," b. May 9, 1894. 

1303. Eleonore Marie Amelie,^ daughter of 656 Fred- 
erick A.^ and Celeste A. Brasier [De LaTour] Balch, was 
born December 1, 1868. She was married June 27, 1894, to 




Samuel W. Balch. 



REV. AAEON L. BALCH, — SWANZEY, MASS. 335 

•Georges Paul Alba de Cazeneune. He was born in Faulsuse 
France, May 11, 1870, and is an actor. They have one child, 
Paul Auguste, b. Jan. 11, 1896. 

SECOND BRANCH. 

Descendants of 6 Benjamin.-^ 
Descendants of 31 Joseph.^ 
1309. Joel,9 son of 663 Nathan Balch, was born in Rut- 
land county, Vermont, and was living at Fon du Lac, Wis- 
consin, in 1856. He married Louisa Manley. Their children 
were : 
2013 George.1" 
2014* William L.,i^^ b. Dec. 22, 1833. 

2015 Spenceb.i» 

2016 LouisA.i" 

2017 Stlvia.w 

2018 Mabtin.i" , 

1317. Aaron Leland.^ son of 664 JoeP and Betsey 
[Stevens] Balch, was born at Andover, Vt., June 17, 1802, 
and died at Swanzey, Mass., November 4, 1839. He was 
married in New York city, December 25, 1826, to Eliza, 
daughter of Richard Vaughan. She was born at Bristol, 
England, in 1798, and died at Baltimore, Md., in 1871. They 
had four children. 

2019 William S.," b ; d. y. 

2020 William S..i» b. ; d. y. 

2021 Leland Joel,!" b. 18.32; d. Xov., 1875. 
2022* William Eugene, i" b. 1839, in Swanzey, Mass. 

Aaron Leland Balch was a Universalist clergyman. He 
was brought up under the strictest kind of Calvanistic Bap- 
tist doctrine, and his means of education and improvement in 
early life were much restricted. He graduated in 1836 from 
the Norwich (Vt.) University, at the age of 21, and went to 
live in New York city. He commenced his ministerial labors 
at Woburn, Mass., and next removed to Newport, N. H., 
where he resided until June, 1839, when he settled with the 
societies in Fall River and Swanzey. 



aab NINTH GENERATION. 

1318. Louisa Marium,^ daughter of 664 JoeP and 
Betsey [Stevens] Balch, was born at Andover, Yt., April 13, 
1804 and died February 5, 1892. She was married March 8, 

1827, to John L. Clay, of Galesburg, 111. He was born Octo- 
ber 3, 1802, and died October 29, 1877. Their children were 
as follows :— Alonzo C, b. Feb. 18, 1828, lives at Galesburg, 
111. ; William L., b. Aug. 31, 1831, lives at WoodhuU, 111. ; 
Eliza A., b. March 31, 1833 ; d. Jan. 29, 1835 ; Warren W. 
W., b. June 12, 1835, d. Jan. 7, 1861 ; Hiland H., b. Jan. 3, 
1838 ; lives at Galesburg, 111. 

1319. William Stevens.^ son of 664 JoeP and Betsey 
[Stevens] Balch, was born at Andover, Vt., April 13, 1806, 
and died at Elgin, 111., December 25, 1887. He was married 
August 6, 1829, to Adeline Gale, daughter of John Capron, 
of Winchester, N. H. She was born May 19, 1809, and died 
in New York city. May 24, 1854, and was buried in Green- 
wood cemetery. They had eight children. 

2023* Ada Louisa, ^^ b. Sept. 25 1830. 

2024* Emma Elizabeth, i" b. March 23, 1832. 

2025* William Delos.i'' b. June 2, 1834. 

2026* Estelle MAEiA,i''b. June 23, 1836. 

2027* Chables Leland,!" b. March 25, 1840; d. Aug. 20, 1872. 

2028* Mary Elena, i" b. Oct. 9, 1842; d. June 18, 1876. 

2029* Edward Ernest, i« b. Aug. 13, 1814. 

2030* John Joel,w b. May 16, 1852. 

Rev. William S. married, July 28, 1856, for his second 
wife, Mrs. ]\Iary Ann Waterhous'e, daughter of John Dalley. 
She was born in New York city, December 25, 1832. They 
had three children. 

2031* MixxA Seamax,i» b. July 12, 1858. 

2032 Clarence Ellsworth.i" b. March 24, 1860; d. Dec. 24, 1864. 

2033* George Warren,w b. Nov. 12, 1861. 

Rev. William Stevens Balch received fellowship as a min- 
ister of the General Convention at Saratoga, N. Y., in Sep- 
tember, 1827, and ordination in Claremont, N. H., in June, 

1828. Up to 1831 he preached in the various towns of 
Windham county, Vermont, and then, after spending a year 




Rev. Wii. Stevens Balch. 

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EEV. WILLIAM STEVENS BALCH,— ELGIN, ILL. 337 

at Watertown, he removed to Claremont, N. H., and supplied 
there, and in Hartland and Springfield, Vt., and Newport, N. 
H., until a new church in Claremont was finished. Here he 
was very actively employed in all kinds of missionary work. 
In March, 1836, he was settled over the society in Provi- 
dence, R. I., which was divided between restorationism and 
ultra Universalism. In two years the large church was 
crowded, and a second society was formed in the city. Hav- 
ing become interested in what was known as the " Dorr " 
movement, and freely expressing his wish to have a " Re- 
publican form of government," by a constitution, and seeing 
a political storm brewing, he accepted the call from New 
York, and settled there in November, 1842. 

After seventeen years' hard work in preaching, lecturing, 
and writing on religious and moral reform topics, he went to 
Ludlow, Vt., and supplied in various places. At Galesburg, 
111., he preached five years, and removed to Hinsdale in 1870. 
In 1871 he went to Elgin, 111. In 1877 he started for Cali- 
fornia, but stopped for three years as a supply at Dubuque, 
Iowa. 

When in Providence, R. I., Mr. Balch gave a course of 
lectures on " Language," which were published in 1838. He 
also wrote a " Grammar of English Language," explained 
according to the principles of truth and common sense, which 
passed through four editions. In 1849 his volume, " Ireland 
as I Saw It," was issued, and in 1881, " A Peculiar People," 
the first edition of which sold in eight weeks. He was the 
author of a " Sunday School Manual," published in 1837. 

His business capacity was evinced in his raising funds for 
the theological school at Canton, N. Y., taking charge of the 
location, plan, and rearing of the building, and selection of 
the principal. He afterwards completed the raising of a 
large fund for the institution. He devoted much time to the 
.business of making the Christian Ambassador of New York 
a denominational paper, and placing it on a sound financial 



338 SIXTH GEXERATIOX. 

basis. His work in these particulare was well and faithfully 
done. 

His character is summed up as foUows by Dr. J. G. Adams, 
in " Fifty Notable Years " : " Mr. Balch was always a ready 
and popular speaker. Although in favor of fraternal organi- 
zation for the good of the cause, yet his ideas in reference to 
creed and to centralized authority were not accordant with 
those of many other of his brethi-en, who hold in high esti- 
mation the work he had done in the spirit and truth of the 
gospel. 

" His eminent services to the church and cause of right- 
eousness entitle him to be ranked as one of the foremost 
preachers of his generation. His active and able participa- 
tion in the temperance cause, and all other moral questions 
brought before the American people, clearly rank him as one 
of our most worthy and respected citizens. His pronounced 
convictions and firmness in maintaining them, with his bold 
and fearless hatred and denunciation of evil, are characteris- 
tic of the family. 

" Dr. Balch had a commanding presence, a powerful phy- 
sique, a strong and active mind, a lofty ideal, and a tender 
heart. He maintained a pure heart and a spotless life. He 
sympathized with all ranks and conditions of men, and no 
one stood more clearly, consciously and heartily than he on 
that plane of intellectual hospitality which is as wide as the 
race. He was an ardent and practical lover of all that was 
good and noble in man, and an ardent and practical hater of 
all selfishness, meanness, greed, hypocrisy and pretence. His 
influence for good was great and wide." 

1324. Dorcas,^ daughter of 669 Francis S.^ and SaUy 
[Dickerson] Balch, was born at Shirley, Mass., November 26, 
1811, and died at North Leominster, October 23, 1886. She 
was married April 14. 1833, to George Rice, who was born 
at Boylston, Mass., August 10, 1811. They Uved at North- 
boro aud Leominster, and had one child, born at the former 
place : Sarah L., b. Aug. 17. 1836. 



FRANCIS, CHARLES C. BALCH SHIRLEY, MASS. 339 

1325. Prancis,9 son of 669 Francis S.^ and Sally [Dick- 
erson] Balch, was born on his father's farm at Shirley, Mass., 
March 10, 1814, and died at North Leominster, November 22, 
1876. He was married April 9, 1836, to Eliza, a daughter of 
John Butler. She was born in Leominster, Mass., August 6, 
1812, and died in the same town. May IB, 1879. They had 
three children. 

2034* OscAK Abbott," b. Jan. 25, 1837. 

2035» Ellen JI.,!" b. July 8, 1844. 

2036 Revilla M.,i" b. Jan. 10, 1846. 

Francis engaged first in cotton and then in paper manufac- 
ture. This he followed by other pursuits, such as farming, 
wood cutting, butcher business, milk business, and trading in 
real estate. He was a man full of business, and of sterling 
integrity, always ready to assist his friends and neighbors. 
His wife was famous for her cooking and her pies. 

1326. Sarah.s daughter of 669 Francis S.s and Sally 
[Dickerson] Balch, was born at Shirley, Mass., May 14, 1818. 
She was married December 1, 1841, to Oliver F. Lawrence, 
of Harvard, Mass. They lived at Shirley, and have had six 
children, two born in Fitchburg, Mass., four in Shirley : 
George F., b. Nov. 1, 1843 ; Enoch H., b. April 24, 1845, d. 
y. ; Sarah E., b. Feb. 2, 1848, d. y. ; Edward A., b. Oct. 21, 
1851 ; Herbert E., b. July 21, 1854 ; Austin E., b. Feb. 22, 
1856. 

1327. Charles C.,^ son of 669 Francis S.^ and SaUy 
[Dickerson] Balch, was born on the farm at Shirley, Decem- 
ber 20, 1820, and died May 16, 1893. He was a carpenter. 
On his monumeut are graven words that fittingly describe 
him, " Faithful and true." He was married. May 9, 1847, 
to Lucena Olive, daughter of Abel and Nicena [Ballon] 
Bliss. She was born in Royalston, Mass., July 3, 1825. The 
family have been influential members of the Baptist church. 
They have had but one child, who was born in Royalston. 

2037 Emma Lucena/" b. Oct. 12, 1850; married, Dec. 18, 1886, Waldo 
F. Cummings. 



340 NINTH GENEKATION. 

1328. Susan,9 daughter of 670 Ei-« and Susan [Buss] 
Balch, was born in Leominster, Mass., May 13, 1819, and died 
in the same town, May 22, 1863. She was married August 
7, 1839, to her brother-in-law, Joel Crosby, son of Henry and 
Frances [Crosby] Allen, who was born September 2, 1817. 
He was a merchant, and held various town offices. Their 
four children were born in Leominster. 

Fanny Ckosby, b. July 14, 1843; unm. ; lives in Leominster. 
Hannah Blanchabd, b. July 9, 1846; m. Oct. 23, 1873, Eugene 

A. Bennet; he d. March 5, 1877. 
Alice Gertrude, b. Dec. 6, 1849; m. June 10, 1868, Frank L. 

Croker, of Leominster; he d. July 31, 1873; one son, Allen 

Crosby, b. Nov. 17, 1870; m. second, Nov. 20, 1883, Joel G. 

Taylor, of Leominster. 
Jennie Catherine, b. Dec. 10, 1852; m. Dec. 27, 1876, Charles 

S. Perry, of Leominster; have one child, Edith Martha, b. 

June 9, 1878. 

1329. Sarah Ann.s daughter of 670 Er^ and Susan 
[Buss] Balch, was born in Leominster, Mass., May 20, 1821, 
and died October 3, 1851. She was married in September, 
1841, to George William, son of William and Mary [Hills] 
Wilder, of Leominster. He was born July 8, 1816, and died 
March 19, 1889. They lived in Worcester, Mass., where their 
two children were born. 

George Edward, b. Feb., 1848; d. May 4, 1844. 

Annette Elizabeth, b. Feb. 26, 1845; m. in Leominster, Jan. 
8, 1867, to George W., son of George W. and Maria (Worces- 
ter) Chute, of Leominster. He was b. at Canton, Mass., 
April 14, 1841. They have two children: Mhel Sarah, b. 
Jan. 2, 1873; Josephine Wilder, b. March 2, 1875. 

1330. Jolin Buss,9 son of 670 Er^ and Susan [Buss] 
Balch, was born in Leominster, Mass., June 17, 1825, and 
died in Boston, Mass., October 27, 1851. He was married 
August 20, 1850, to his sister-in-law, Susan Thurston, daugh- 
ter of Henry and Frances [Crosby] Allen. She was born 
October 2, 1824. They had one child. 

2038 Elizabeth Frances, '» b. March 22, 1852. 

1331. Deneris.s daughter of 670 Er^ and Susan [Buss] 



GEO. L., PKANCIS BR BALCH, — CAMBRIDGE, MASS. 341 

Balch, was bom at Leominster, Mass., June 6, 1829, and died 
December 20, 1867. She was married February 7, 1850, to 
George W. Pierce, M. D. He was born October 15, 1819, 
and died May 1, 1886. They had seven children. 

Sabah Eve, b, Feb. 24, 1852 ; m. Sept. 17, 1873, Edwin C. Far- 
well, who was b. Aug. 2, 1851. They have three children: 
Harold Crosby, b. Feb. 1, 1877, d. Deo. 22, 1877; Minnie Greg- 
ory, b. Sept. 21, 1878; Chester Warren, b. Nov. .3, 1880. 

Mary Agnes, b. April 2, 1854; d. Nov. 27, 1864. 

Helen Bell, b. Dec. 21, 18-55. 

George Balch, b. Dec. 26, 1860; m. June 11, 1888, Addie Lincoln 
Shattuck. They have two children: Marion, b. Deo. 11, 1893; 
Mildred Lincoln, b. Sept. 6, 1895. 

Henry William, b. June 7, 1863; d. Aug. 6, 1864. 

Susie, b. May 27, 1864; d. July 22, 1864. 

Hattie Elizabeth, b. Oct. 9, 1865; m. Aug. 7, 1889, George H. 
Woodbury, dentist, who was born Mar. 17, 1864. They have 
three children : Vernon Pierce, b. Feb. 22, 1893; Helen, b. 
June 5, 1894; Paul Henry, b. Dec. 14, 1895. 

1332. George Lucius.^ sou of 670 Er^ and Susan 
[Buss] Balch, was born at Leominster, Mass., April 8, 1831, 
and lives at Cambridge, Mass. He was married November 4) 
1863, to Lucia, daughter of Addison and Fanny [Wright] 
Dunham, of Westminster, Vt. She was born January 16, 
1841. They had three children. 

2039* John Ee,i» b. Nov. 6, 1864. 

2040 Fanny Emily,i» b. June 7, 1868; unm.; lives at Cambridge. 

2041* Helen Fkances,i" b. July 3, 1871. 

1333. Francis Er," son of 670 Er^ and Susan [Buss] 
Balch, was born at Leominster, Mass., January 17, 1834, and 
is a hotel proprietor at Paris, Tennessee. He was married 
November 27, 1855, to Mary Ellen, daughter of Lysander and 
Emily [Brown] Conant, who was born at Louisville, Ken- 
tucky, March 5, 1883. To them have been born five childi-en. 

2042* FsBDERic Horace,!" i,. gept. 20, 1856. 

2043* Addie Augusta, w b. May 9, 1858. 

2044 Ruth Fbances,i» b. Sept. 9, 1866; d. Dec. 29, 1869. 

2045 WILLIA5I FRANK,if b. April 2, 1870. 

2046 Marion Fbanklin,'" b. Sept. 18, 1871. 



342 NINTH GENEKATION. 

In 1887 Francis B. kept the Hotel Pemberton, at Hull, 
Massachusetts. For seven years he was steward at Memorial 
Hall, Harvard College. 

1334. Adaline Adams,-' daughter of 670 Er* and Susan 
[Buss] Balch, was born at Leominster, Mass., November 26, 
1837, where she now lives. She was married December 29, 
1863, to Charles, son of Seth and Anna Tisdale. He was 
born September 10, 1833, and died in April, 1875. They had 
four children : Louis Francis, b. May 18, 1864, d. Feb. 23, 
1884 ; Walter Seth, b. Aug. 9, 1865 ; Susie Balch, b. May 
30, 1867, d. Dec. 18, 1884 ; ^Charles Er, b. Sept. 25, 1875. 

1337. John Hiram,^ son of 672 James Parker^ and Lu- 
cinda [Boynton] Balch, was born in Weathersfield, Vt., Feb- 
ruary 22, 1824, and died January 7, 1807 . He was a mer- 
chant at Newburyport, Mass., and was married June 22, 1854, 
to Lydia J. S., daughter of Jonathan Coffin. She was born 
at Fultonborough, N. H., March 7, 1833. They have had 
three children. 

2047* Horace Lbland,i» b. Jan. 9, 1856. 
2048* Nettie Coffin,!'^ b. June 16, 1859. 
2049* John Hiram,i» b. Feb. 4, 1866. 

1338. Elizabeth Mary ,9 daughter of 672 James Parker^ 
and Lucinda. [Boynton] Balch, was born January 18, 1827, 
and died July 16, 1894, at Newburyport. She was married 
November 9, 1847, to Pliny Gay. They lived at Colorado 
Springs, Colo., for a few years, and then returned to New- 
buryport, Mass. Mr. Gay died at Newburyport, August 4, 
1892. They had one child, Fred H., born in 1849, who is 
living, unm., at Colorado Springs. 

1340. James Nelson," son of 672 James Parker^ and 
Lucinda [Boynton] Balch, was born at Weathersfield, Vt., 
May 26, 1832, and is the head of the firm Balch, Price & Co., 
importers, manufacturers, and dealers in straw goods, furs, 
hats and millinery goods, at Brooklyn, N. Y. On September 
20, 1858, he was married to Sarah, daughter of Edward S. 




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JOHN H., GEO. P. BALCH, — NEWBURYPORT, MASS. 343 

and Sarah F. Leslie, of Newbuiyport, Mass. Thej' have no 
children. 

1341. George Parker.^ sou of 672 James Parker^ and 
Lucinda [Boynton] Balch, was born at Weathersfield, Ver- 
mont, January 18, 1834, and died at Newburyport, Mass., Oc- 
tober 17, 1891. He was a dealer in coal and wood. He was 
married September 1, 1869, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of 
Charles A. and Frances Stevens. She was born at Castine, 
Maine, October 16, 1843. They had two children. 

2050 Mabel Fkances,!" b. June 18, 1875. 

2051 Carrie Boynton,!" b. Aug. 18, 1877. 

1342. Isadore Lucinda,^ daughter of 672 James Par- 
ker^ and Lucinda [Boynton] Balch, was born at Weathers- 
field, Vt., February 8, 1886, and died at Newburyport, Mass., 
July 14, 1883. She was married at Weathersfield, Dec. 16, 
1856, to Warren Currier, and had three sons : Warren 
Thomas, b. Nov. 29, 1857, m. Feb. 5, 1885, to Effie Carolena 
Hodge ; Frank Balch, b. Dec. 4, 1863, m. Nov. 4, 1889, An- 
nie Knowlton Tuck ; William Swasey, b. April 25, 1868. 

1343. Ellen Jane,^ daughter of 672 James Parker^ and 
Lucinda [Boynton] Balch, was born at Weathersfield, Vt., 
August 20, 18S7. She was married January 24, 1865, to Or- 
lando Alford, of Brookline, Mass. They had two children : 
Martha, b. Feb. 3, 1867; Edward Balch, b. Sept. 13, 1871. 

1344. Carrie Maria,^ daughter of 672 James Parker^ 
and Lucinda [Boynton] Balch, was born at Weathersfield, 
Vt., December 7, 1841. She was married November 23, 
1868, to John Gardner Little, a farmer at Turkey Hill, New- 
buryport. They have no children. 

1346. William Lincoln,^ son of 679 Edward Lawrence^ 
and Martha Willis [Lincoln] Balch, was born April 2, 1847, 
at Roxbury, Massachusetts, where he now lives. On the 
maternal side he is descended from Gov. Bradford, of the 
Plymouth colony. Learning all the details of the printer's 



344 NINTH GENKRATION. 

art from his father, he has always been connected with news- 
papers and literature, and has had experience in almost every 
department of newspaper work, besides contributing to peri- 
odical fiction. He prepared the chapters in this volume on 
the origin of the name, the coat of arms, and the early Eng- 
lish home of the family. He was night editor of the old 
Boston Daily News, and is now engaged in similar work on 
the Boston Herald, and is a member of the Boston Press 
Club. On April 17, 1893, he was married to Nora E., daughter 
of James and Eliza Ann [Colburn] Emerson, of Glover, Vt. 

1348. Ela M.,9 daughter of 680 William YoungS and 
Maria Swift [Beal] Balch, was born September 29, 1857, at 
Milton, and lives at East Milton, Massachusetts. She was 
married in Boston, January 17, 1883, to Joseph Albert, son 
of John A. and Mahala L. Simpson, of East ililton. Their 
children are George Albert, b. Feb. 29, 1884, and William 
Beal, b. Aug. 8, 1887. 

1349. Joseph Pope," son of 681 Joseph^ and Mary Ann 
[Bailey] Balch, was born at Providence, R. I., August 9, 
1822, and died in the same city, December 2, 1872. He was 
married at Providence on July 14, 1853, to Laura Tiffany, 
daughter of John A. Field, of that city. They had three 
children. 

2052 Makt Howard,!" b. jan. 22, 1855; unm. 

2053 Laura Field.i" b. Feb. 11, 1857; d. Oci. 13, 1859. 
2054* Joseph, 1° b. July 16, 1860. 

Joseph Pope Balch, although prepared for college, evinced 
such a desire for mercantile life, that, at the age of 14 years, 
he entered his father's drug store as clerk, and eventually 
became a partner. In 1841 he joined the Providence Marine 
Corps of Artillery, and the exciting season of the following 
year intensified his military ardor. In 1857 he was commis- 
sioned brigade major and inspector of the Second Brigade of 
Rhode Island. He was appointed one of the majors of the 
First Regiment in 1861, and accompanied its second detach- 



GEN. JOSEPH P. BALCH, — -PROVIDENCE, E. I. 345 

ment to Washington, where he was untiring in his efforts 
toward improving its discipline and equipment. On the ap- 
pointment of Col. Burnside to the command of a brigade, 
Major Balch succeeded to the command of the regiment, and 
in the battle of Bull Run was distinguished for his coolness, 
steadiness and courage. This gained for him from the Presi- 
dent the brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel, Colonel, and Brigadier 
General of volunteers in the army of the United States. Af- 
ter the disbandment of the First Regiment, in August, 1861, 
he continued to render valuable services to the state and 
country in enlisting and organizing regiments and batteries 
for the war. On May 26, 1863, General Balch was commis- 
sioned brigadier-general of the Second Brigade of Rhode 
Island militia. In October of that year the brigade, consist- 
ing of over three thousand men, was reviewed by Governor 
James Y. Smith, and conceded to have furnished the finest 
military display ever witnessed in the state. He was social 
in his habits, devoted in his attachments, and generous in his 
hospitality. He was a member of the Rhode Island Society 
for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, and was also 
a member of the Providence Franklin Society. 

Death came to him suddenly. While home from his store 
for dinner, he was taken with an internal hemorrhage, from 
which he died in a few hours. 

1350. Mary Ann,^ daughter of 681 Joseph^ and Mary 
Ann [Bailey] Balch, was born at Providence, R. I., October 
7, 1823, and died August 31, 1889. She was a remarkable 
woman, both socially and publicly. She represented Rhode 
Island, in 1876, at the Centennial in Philadelphia, and found- 
ed the Rhode Island Institute for the Deaf. She was married 
December 16, 1845, to Henry Lippitt. He was born October 
9, 1818, and died Jan. 5, 1891. He was Governor of Rhode 
Island in 1875-6. They had eleven children. 

Charles Warren, b. Oct. 8, 1S46; Governor of Rhode Island, 
1895-6; m. Margaret Bahara Farnum, Feb. 23, 1886; she was 



346 NINTH GENERATION. 

born June 29. 1860. Six children: Charles Warren, b. May 
29, 1887, d. Bee. 27, 189.3; Alexander Farnum, b. Feb. 28, 1890, 
d. Jan. 1, 1894; Jeanie BarJiara, b. Jan. 5, 1892, d. Dec. 26, 
189.3; Charles Warren, h. May 15, 1894; Alexander Farnum, b. 
Marcli 11, 1896. 

Henry Merbiman, b. Sept. 17, 1848; d. March 10, 1856. 

Joseph Balch, b. July 9, 1850; d. Nov. 18, 1851. 

Jeanie, b. Jan. 6, 1852, m. April 18, 1893, William B. Weeden, 
widower of 1357 Hannah Raymond^. They live at Providence 
and Matunuck, Rhode Island. 

George Ernest, b. April 1, 1853; d. March 24, 1856. 

Frederick, b. Feb. 1, 1855; d. April 1, 1856. 

Henry Frederick, b. Oct. 12, ;1856; m. Dec. 15, 1881, Marie 
Louise, daughter of Tully D. and Louisa Holmes Bowen, 
She was born Dec. 19, 1859. Children: Mary Louise, b. 
March 8, 1883; Henry, b. July 13, 1886; Frances, b. Feb. 10. 
1891 : Bobert, b. Feb. 19, 1893, d. Aug. 5, 1895. 

Mary Balch, b. July 14, 1858; m. Jan. 17, 1892, Charles John, 
son of Charles and Sarah [Bishop] Steedraan, of South Caro- 
lina, admiral United States navy. 

Robert Lincoln, b. March 22, 18dO; m. Nov. 17, 1883, Mabelle C. 
Bray ton. They had one child: Mabelle Clifton, b. Dec. 1, 
1884. 

Abby Frances, b. Oct. 31, 1861; m. Jan. 25, 1893, Duncan, son 
of Archibald and Mary Jane [Grahame] Hunter, of Scotland. 
He was born July 3, 1863. Children: Mary Lijipitt, h. Dec. 
11, 1893; Francis Grahame, b. May 19, 1895. 

Alfred, b. Feb. 6, 1863; d. y. 

1352. Jane Adams,^ daughter of 681 Joseph^ and Mary 
Ann [Baile}'] Balch, was born at Providence, R. I., January 
14, 1827, and died in Providence, R. I., January 4, 1893. She 
was married June 5, 1849, to Albert S. Gallup. They re- 
sided in New York city, and had three children : Albert, b. 
June 9, 1853, d. Dec. 24, 1892 ; Howard, b. Sept. 14, 1854, 
living in London ; Jeanie, b. Nov. 14, 1864, m. Rev. Henry 
Mottet, D. D., New York. 

1353. Ellen Howard,** daughter of 681 Joseph^ and 
Maiy Ann [Bailey] Balch, was born at Providence, R. I., 
March 14, 1830, and died October 6, 1865. She was married 
May 19, 1856, to Rev. Jared M. Heard. He was born jNIarch 
16, 1832, and died in March, 1862. They had two children : 



EDWARD A. BALCH, — PROVIDENCE, E. I. 347 

Jeanie, b. April, 1858, d. 1860 ; Mabel Balch, b. May 3, 1861, 
d. Jan. 8, 1879. 

1354. Edward Augustus,^ sou of 681 Joseph^ and 
Mary Ann [Bailey] Balch, was born in Providence, R. I., 
April 2, 1832, and died Jan. 14, 1871, in that city. He was 
a member of the firm of J. Balch & Son, druggists. He 
married. May 18, 1858, Anna L., daughter of Capt. William 
and Harriet Comstock. She was born April 20, 1836. They 
resided in Providence, R. I., and their three children were 
born in that city. 

2055 Harriet Comstock,!" b. March 9, 1857; unm. 
2056* Anna Augusta,!" b. oct. 29, 1858. 
2057 Mary Sprague," b. Aug. 3, 1865; unm. 

1355. Anna,9 daughter of 681 Joseph^ and JNIary Ann 
[Bailey] Balch, was born March 12, 1836, at Providence, 
Rhode Island, where she now lives. She was married June 
5, 1856, to James Robinson, who was born May 19, 1831, and 
died Aug. 16, 1875. They resided in New Bedford, Mass. 
They had two children : Caroline, b. Sept. 7, 1860 ; William 
Atmore, b. July 25, 1865. 

1356. Abigail Pope,-' daughter of 681 Joseph^ and Mary 
Ann [Bailey] Balch, was born in Providence, R. I., March 
11, 1837. She remained at home, and took care of her in- 
valid mother and her orphan niece, Mabel Heard. 

1357. Hannah Raymer,^ daughter of 681 Joseph^ and 
Mary Ann [Bailey] Balch, was born March 16, 1839, at Prov- 
idence, Rhode Island, and died December 18, 1891. She was 
married December 5, 1867, to William B. Weeden, who was 
born September 1, 1834. He is a woolen manufacturer, and 
author of " Economic and Social History of New England." 
They had seven children : John Edward and William 
Wager, twins, b. Feb. 5, 1869; Eliza Barnes, b. Aug. 1, 
1870, m. March 1, 1892, Samuel Slater Durfee, have one 
child, Dorothy, b. Aug. 9, 1895 ; Raymer Balch, b. Nov. 5, 
1877 ; James Vaughn, b. June 5, 1879 ; Mary Bailey, b. 
June 14, 1880 ; Ellen Howard, b. Dec. 8, 1882. 



348 NINTH GENERATION. 

Mr. Weeden married second, .Jeannie, daughter of Henry 
and 1350 Mary Ann^ [Balch] Lippitt. She is a trustee of 
the institution founded by her mother. 

THIRD BRANCH. 

Descendants of 7 Jokn.^ 
Descendants of 39 John.'' 

1358. Louisa Puller,^ daughter of 687 Andrew^ and Lou- 
isa [Fuller] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., July 7, 1816, 
and lives at Westmoreland, N. H., where she was married, Sep- 
tember 28, 1838, to Warren Shelley, son of Barney and Lj^dia 
Shelley. He was born October 29, 1809, and died September 
24, 1893, at Westmoreland, where he was a farmer. In poli- 
tics he was a Republican. They are Baptists. They had no 
children. 

1359. James Andrew .^ son of 687 Andrew^ and Lou- 
isa [Fuller] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., November 22, 
1817, and died at Arlington, Mass., October 11, 1876. He 
was married at Keene, N. H., in April, 1844, to Philena C. 
Robinson. They had two children, both born at South Ac- 
ton, Mass. 

. 2059* Andrew Caepenter,i» b. June 22, 1847; d. July 19, 1894. 
2060 Maeia Philena,i'> b. Oct., 1849; d. March, 1873, at Chelsea. 
James Andrew was a . carpenter. In 1846 he moved to 
South Acton, Mass., and in 1867 he went to live at Chelsea, 
Mass., where he resided until his death, which was sudden. 
For 23 years he was a deacon in the Baptist church at Ac- 
ton. He was a Republican, and was universally esteemed as 
a conscientious and consistent Christian. 

1360. Lucy Snow,^ daughter of 687 Andrew^ and Louisa 
[Fuller] Balch, was born at Keene, New Hampshire, Septem- 
ber 17, 1819, and lives at Wilson [Witoka P. O.], Minnesota. 
She was married at Westmoreland, New Hampshire, Novem- 
ber 29, 1842, to her second cousin, Francis, son of Martin 



PERLEr SNOW BALCH, — KBENE, N. H. 349 

and Lucindia [Gilbert] Snow. He was born at Westmore- 
land, April 5, 1820, and died at Saxton River, June 13, 1893, 
where they moved in 1881. 

1362. Perley Snow," son of 687 Andrew^ and Louisa 
[Fuller] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., September 15, 
1823, and was killed by falling from a load of hay, August 
16, 1868. He was a Democrat, and a soldier in the civil 
war. He was married at Keene, April 12, 1848, to Mary E., 
daughter of Levi and Sophronia Pond, who was born at 
Keene, December 23, 1827. They had seven children, the 
last of whom died young, all born at Keene, N. H. 

2061 Lucius Edwin,!" b. Aug. 30, 1849; d. Feb. 11, 1850. 

2062 Maky Elizabeth,!" b. Feb. 8, 1852; d. Dec. 6, 1853. 
2063* Ella Sophbonia,!" y,^ j^jy jg, 1854. 

2064 Elizabeth Anna.io b. Feb. 26, 1857; d. unm. Sept. 3, 1880. 

2065 Maet Ellen, i» b. July 27, 1861; d. Aug. 13, 1861. 

2066 Julia ELLEN,i»b. May 19, 1866; d. Oct. 31, 1866. 

1364. Betsey Puller,^ daughter of 687 Andrew^ and 
Louisa [Fuller] Balch, was born at Westmoreland, N. H., 
August 21, 1827, and lives at Keene, N. H. She was mar- 
ried at Westmoreland, April 1, 1847, to Joseph, son of Bar- 
ney and Clarinda [Wilbur] Shelley, of Westmoreland. He 
was born at Westmoreland, August 20, 1824, and died Sep- 
tember 1, 1886. He was postmaster of Westmoreland for 15 
years previous to his death. He was a Republican, and a 
Seventh-Day Adventist. They had four children. 

Warken Winfield, b. Nov. 22, 1849; m. Millie Streeter, of 

Westmoreland; has one daughter, Mhel Shelley, b. Dec, 

1875. 
Louisa Josephine, b. Feb. 27, 1848; m. Warren Wilbur, of 

Westmoreland, where they live, and have had four daughters 

and two sons. 
Mary Emeline, b. Nov. 13, 1851; m. JohnD. Brown, of Chicago. 

111., in which city they live. They have one daughter, 

Florence. 
Alice Lucilla, b. Sept. 12, 1857; m. William Bretton, of Keene, 

N. H. ; live in that city; no children. 

1365. Mary Elitia,^ daughter of 687 Andrew^ and Lou- 



350 NINTH GENEKATION. 

isa [Fuller] Balcli, was born at Westmoreland, N. H., June 
2, 1831. She was married at Westmoreland, January 22, 
1857, to Charles Jefts, of Chester, Vt. They live at Owa- 
tonna, Minn. He is a merchant and a Democrat. They are 
Baptists, and have no children. 

1366. John Ed.win,» son of 687 Andi-ew^ and Louisa 
[Fuller] Balch, was born at Westmoreland, N. H., April 27, 
1833, and lives at Wilson [Witoka P. O.], Minnesota. He 
is a Republican, and a member of the Congregational church. 
He was married at Warren, Minn., September 5, 1859, to 
Lydia Martha, daughter of Levi and Martha [James] Rey- 
nolds. She was born in Ohio, November 25, 1841, and died 
at Ellington, Minu., February 9, 1869. They had four chil- 
dren. 

2067* Fbancis Edwin,'" b. Aug. 28, 1860. 

2068* Martha Louisa,!" b. Dec. 7, 1862; d. Dec. 30, 1891. 

2069 Mary Ida,i» b. Oct. 22, 1865; d. Jan. 3, 1884. 

2070* Levi Andkew,'" b. Jan. 12, 1869. 

John E. Balch was married a second time, July 15, 1869, 

to Margaret, daughter of John and [Barbary] Wagner, 

who was born at Buffalo, New York, March 11, 1854. They 
had five children, all born at Wilson, Minn. 

2071 Lucy Jane,'" b. March 17, 1874. 

2072 John Adams," b. April 23, 1876; d. Sept. 1, 1877. 

2073 Lydia Alicb,i» b. July 24, 1879. 

2074 John Edwabd,i» b. July 26, 1881. 

2075 Mary Eliza," b. March 1, 1887. 

1368. Sarah L.,9 daughter of 688 Ezra^ and Dorcas 
[Miller] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., in 1826, and died 
in the same place, February 26, 1860. She married Clark 
Farrar. 

1371. Ezra W.,9 son of 690 Timothy^ and Hannah [Ran- 
dall] Balch, was born at Orwell, N. Y., September 12, 1825, 
and died September 18, 1862. He enlisted in company G, 
Twenty-fourth New York Infantry Volunteers. At the sec- 
ond battle of Bull Run, August 31, 1862, he was shot 



WILLIAM, OKKIN H. BALCH, — MANNSVILLE, N. Y. 351 

through the left leg, above the knee, taken prisoner, and for 
six days received little care. He was then taken to the Clif- 
ton Hospital at Washington, where his leg was amputated. 
The stump became gangrenous, and ten days later secondary 
hemorrhage took place, and he bled to death. He never mar- 
ried. 

1373. Nancy L..^ daughter of 690 Timothy^ and Han- 
nah [Randall] Balch, was born at Orwell, N. Y., December 
26, 1832. She was married December 13, 1849, to Wilbur, 
son of William and Mary Blount. He was boi-n August 10, 
1819, at Barre, N. Y., and is a farmer at Ricard, N. Y. They 
have five children : Nettie H., b. Dec. 13, 1850 ; Mary A., 
b. Oct. 1, 1852 ; Lewis P., b. Nov. 12, 1854 ; Herbert W., 
b. April 26, 1859 ; Cora B., b. Sept. 9, 1869. 

1374. Lucindia,9 daughter of 690 Timothy^ and Hannah 
[Randall] Balch, was born at Orwell, New York, March 22, 
1834. She was twice married, first to Mr. B. Wells, and 
second, on Dec. 8, 1890, to John, son of George H. and Polly 
Chago. He was born June 23, 1841, at Sandy Creek, N. Y., 
where they live. 

1380. William.s son of 691 John^ and Eunice [Stowell] 
Balch, was born at Orwell, New York, December 18, 1832, 
and is a farmer at Mannsville, N. Y. He was married De- 
cember 17, 1854, to Sarah M., daughter of Hiram and Polly 
[Hill] Wheeler. She was born at Ellisburg, New York, Feb- 
ruary 2, 1835. Their four children were born at Ellisburg. 

2076* Ella.w b. Dec, 1858. 
2077* IBA F.,1" b. Jan. 2, 1862. 
2078* Melvin W.,1" b. Jan. 9, 1863. 
2079* DoKA G.,!" b. Dec. 30, 1871. 

1381. Orrin H..^ son of 691 John^ and Eunice [Stowell] 
Balch, was born at Orwell, N. Y., March 31, 1835. He was 
married September 4, 1856, to Catherine E., daughter of 
Amos G. and Phebe [Steanburgh] Currey. She was born at 

October 22, 1834, and died at Mannsville, N. Y., 



352 NINTH GENEKATION. 

October 14, 1876. They had five children ; the three eldest 
were born at Oswego, the two youngest at Orwell. 

2080* Carrie E.,i» b. July 28, 1857. 

2081* Frbdbeick O.,!" b. Oct. 28, 1861. 

2082* Horace E.,!" b. July 7, 1865. 

2083* Ida E.,i» b. Nov. 2, 1867. 

2084 Rosa May,!" b. Sept. 10, 1871. 

Orrin H. Balch married second, Clara C. [Vernam] Brown, 
a widow. They have one daughter, born at Mannsville. 

2085 Sadie E.,i» b. April 3, 1884. 

Orrin H. served during the civil war in the 147th regi- 
ment, New York Infantry Volunteers. He is a member of 
Calvin Burch Post, No. 345, at EUisburg, New York. He is 
a carriage ironer and general blacksmith. 

1383. Ira,9 son of 691 John^ and Eunice [Stowell] 
Balch, was born at Orwell, N. Y., February 22, 1840. He 
was married March 18, 1860, to Mary E., daughter of Hiram 
and Polly [Hill] Wheeler. She was born December 30, 
1839, at Mannsville, N. Y., where they now live, and he is a 
milk dealer. They have two children. 

2086 Etta L.,i» b. Sept. 6, 1862, at Oswego, N. Y. 

2087 Herbert W.,i» b. Oct. 15, 1870, at EUisburg, N. Y. 

1386. John H..^ son of 691 John^ and Eunice [Stowell] 
Balch, was born January 24, 1849, at Orwell, New York, 
where he has a farm. He was married twice, first, August 
28, 1868, to Mary E., daughter of Charles and Eliza Cutler, 
of Oak Grove, Wisconsin. She died at Orwell, November 3, 
1878. They had three children, born at Orwell. 

2088 Charles E.,!" b. July 4, 1869. 

2089 George W.,^" b. May 26, 1871. 

2090 Arthur A.," b. Nov. 3, 1873. 

John H. was married second, July 4, 1879, to Sarah E., 
daughter of Morgan and Frances [Hines] Greenfield. They 
have had three children, all born at Orwell. 

2091 RoYCE H.,i» b. June 4, 1880. 

2092 John H.,w b. Feb. 2, 1887. 

2093 Orlo M.,i» b. May 25, 1892. 



CYRUS DECATUR BALCH, — HOLLISTBR, O. 358 

1389. Artimicia M.,^ daughter of 694 DanieP and Bet- 
sey [West] Balch, was born May 19, 1829. She married Oct. 
19, 1852, Nelson, son of John and Polly Carswell. He was born 
at Orwell, New York, where he was a farmer. March 30, 1863, 
he enlisted in a New York regiment, went to the front, and died 
in the service. After his death his widow went with her 
family to live in a part of the house with her sister Lurannah, 
who married Jonas Carswell, a brother to Nelson. The four 
children of Artimicia M. and Nelson Carswell were all born 
at Orwell : Bertha Teressa, b. March 5, 1854, d. April 9, 
1874; Paris DeWitt, b. March 5, 1857, d. March 27, 1858; 
Paris DeWitt, b. May 16, 1859, d. "June 24, 1859 ; Nelson 
Leroy, b. Nov. 16, 1861, d. Jan. 17, 1878. 

1391. Lurannah,9 daughter of 694 DanieP and Betsey 
[West] Balch, was born in June, 1833, and died of consump- 
tion, October 26, 1877. She was married December 30, 1857, 
to Jonas Carswell. He served in the Union array during the 
civil war. He died January 28, 1878. 

1392. Cyrus Decatur ,9 son of 698 EbenezerS andLydia 
[Shepard] Balch, was born in 1812, in northern Vermont, 
and died in Meigs county, Ohio, in 1877. In 1832 he mar- 
ried Margaret Wakely, who was born in 1817, and died in 
1862. They had six children, two born in Warren county, 
Pa., and four in Athens county, Ohio. 

2094* Samuel.io b. June 26, 1833. 

2095 Ebenezek.w b. 1835; d. 1837. 

2096 Maby Jane,'" b. 1840; lives at Hollister, Ohio. 

2097 SoPHKONA,'" b. 1843; lives Chicago Junction, Ohio. 
2098* Cybus.io b. July 5, 1850; d. Aug. 1, 1881. 

2099 Maeia," b. 1854; lives Bear Lake, Michigan. 

Cyrus Decatur^ married second, Winifred Logan, in 1863. 
By her he had five children. 

2100 CtEorgb,!" b. 1864; d. 1869. 

2101 Laura," b. 1866; d. 1869. 

2102 Howard C.,"' b. Aug., 1872; lives Meigs county, Ohio. 

2103 Emmett," b. 1875; adopted to Wesley Benson. 

2104 HATriE,"b. 1876; d. 1877. 



354 NINTH GENERATION. 

Cyrus Decatur was a farmer. Soon after his marriage he 
moved from Alleghany county, N. Y., to Warren county, Pa., 
where their two elde.st children were born. Then they moved 
to Athens countjs Ohio, and later to Meigs county, in the 
same state. 

1394. Ebenezer Washington/' son of 698 Ebenezei^ 
and Lydia [Shepard] Balch, was born about 1819, and was 
killed by being knocked from a car into a coal shaft. He 
married Catherine Smith, in Athens county, Ohio. They had 
two children. 

2105 Ebenezer,!" \,^ 

2106 Lydia, I'Ui. 

1395. Christopher Columbus.^ son of 698 Ebenezei-^ 
and Lydia [Shepard] Balch, was born about 1821, and died 
in 1848. He was married to Charlotte Pierce in 1845. She 
was born in England, and died at Knight's Creek. Alleghany 
county, N. Y., in February, 1873. Soon after his marriage he 
enlisted in the army and went to Mexico. He served through 
nearly the whole of the Mexican war, when he died. They 
had one son. 

2107* George W.,!" b. Dec. 20, 1846. 

1396. John Quincy Adams," son of 698 Ebenezer^ 
and Lydia [Shepard] Balch, was born in New York state, 
April 6, 1825, and died at St. Louis, Mo., August 28, 1887. 
He was married in 1849, in Athens county, Ohio, to Sarah, 
daughter of John Burton. Burton ^vas a soldier in the war 
of 1812. They had eight children. 

2108 Alice, 1" b. 

2109 Harriet Ann,"' b. 

2110 Eli," b. ; d. y. 

2111 Quincy Adams, i" b. : lives in St. Loui.s. 

2112 Ebenkzeb,!" b. ; lives in St. Louis. 
2113* George H..^" b. 1859; lives in St. Loui.«. 

2114 Katie Geneva, i" b. 

2115 Ida Beli.,!" b. 

John Q. A. Balch served through the Mexican war; was in 



ANDREW J., BENJAMIN F. BALCH,— GALENA, K. 355 

the battles of Palo Alto, Monterey, Cliepultepee, Contieras, 
and at the capture of the City of Mexico. He was a far- 
mer, and a member of the Baptist church. 

1398. Andrew Jackson,^ sou of 698 Ebenezer^ and 
Lydia [Shepard] Balch, was born in Alleghany county, N. 
Y., December 1, 1838, and died at (xalena, Kansas, Novem- 
ber 3, 1894. He married Elizabeth Watts, in Athens count)', 
Ohio, August 6, 1859. She was born in Athens county, 
Ohio, June 4, 1842. She was the daughter of Richard and 
Cassia Watts. Andrew J. enlisted in company I, 92d Ohio 
Volunteers, and was with that regiment in many battles. 
He was a boot and shoe maker. Their children were : 

2116* Cassandka,!" b. June 21, 1860. 

2117* RiciiAnD JonNSON,!" b. Nov. 6, 1863. 

2118 CoRA,i''b. Feb. 2, 1868. 

2119* Nellie,!" \,_ pec. 5. 1871; m. 

2120* LucY,i» b. Deo. 17, 1873: m. 

2121 Helen," b. Jan. 27, 1875. 

2122 William A.," b. Oct. 27, 1870; lives at Galena, Kansas. 

2123 Elizabeth,!" 5. ^ov. 23, 1878. 

1402. Benjamin Franklin.^ son of 698 EbenezerS and 
Lydia [Shepard] Balch, was born in Wayne county, N. Y., 
in 1842. He was married to Miss Rebecca Walker, in Meigs 
county, Ohio. She died December 19, 1884. They had four 
children. 

2124 Andrew J.,"' b. 

2125 Ben,jamin F.,i» b. 

2126 Mary M.," b. 
2127* QuENNiE v.,!" b. 1871. 

On the third of April, 1861, Benjamin Franklin Balch en- 
listed in company A, 17tli Ohio Infantry, a three months' 
regiment. They were in the first battle of Bull Run, under 
Gen. Hunter, above the bridge. He was captured, paroled, 
went home to Ohio, was exchanged July 29, re-enlisted into 
company O, 18th Ohio, on the 7th of the following month, 
for three years. At the battle of Stone River, Tenn., he was 
badly wounded, and left on the field for dead, and put in 



356 NINTH GENERATION. 

Pine Forest prison for eight and a half months, was then 
taken to Mobile, and from thence to Andersonville, where he 
remained nearly nine months. He kept the record of dates by 
cutting notches on a stick. Finally he escaped at night through 
a tunnel, and after great hardships, reached Gen. Sherman's 
lines, 15 miles south of Dal ton, barefooted, bareheaded, and 
scarcely a garment left on his emaciated body, which was re- 
duced from 175 to 115 pounds weight. After 15 daj^s' rest, 
he went to Washington, was interviewed by President Lin- 
coln, and given some money by him with which to go home 
to Ohio. In Key's "Andersonville Prison" he is spoken of 
as the man who acted as prosecutor at the trial of the New 
York toughs, which resulted in the hanging of several of 
them for murder. Soon after his return home from Wash- 
ington he re-enlisted into company I, 92d Ohio Volunteers. 
At the battle of Columbia, S. C, he was permanentlj^ dis- 
abled by a wound in his left hand. 

1403. Elmina M..^ daughter of 701 John^ and Lucy 
[Williams] Balch, was born at Burlington, Vt., February 6, 
1826, and lives at Morrison ville, N. Y. She was married 
November 25, 1845, to Edger, son of Shadrach and Susan 
Place. He was born at Shelburn, Vt., December 2, 1825, 
and is a blacksmith. They had four children. 

Maky Eliza, b. Nov. 25, 1846, at Burlington, Vt. , d. Dec. 25, 

1890; m. Wm. V. Greeley. Children: Clara Elmina, Edward 

Peck. 
Edwakd Eugene, b. June 9, 1848, at Addison, Vt. ; m. Ida A. 

Loyd. Two daughters: Jessie May, Alice Elmina. 
Geokge Shadkach, b. Feb. 6, 1850, at Vergennes, Vt.; m. first, 

Julia Ladue; second, Lilia J. Blanchard. Daughter, Butk 

Galusha. 
Fkank Ceyi.on, b. May 6, 18.57, at Morrisonville, N. Y. ; m. 

Maggie S. Chalmers; no children. 

1404. John.o son of 701 John^ and Lucy [Williams] 
Balch, was born at Burlington, Vt., November 12, 1827, and 
is an ordained minister in the Iowa Wesleyan Methodist Con- 
ference. He married. May 5, 1845, Eunice, daughter of 



IIEV. JOHN BALCH, — 6ALVA, lA. 357 

Henry and Sally Baldwin, who was born at Crown Point, N. 
Y., March 10, 1830. They have had seven children. 

2128* Mart Eliza.i^i b. May 28, 1849. 

2129 William Warnee,!" b. Nov. 16, 1853; d. July IG, 1856. 

2130* Melissa Maeia,'" b. Sept. 15, 185G. 

2131* William Warner,''' b. June 10, 1859. 

2132* Benjamin iLiFF.wb. April 18, 1861. 

2133* Lucy Elmina,!" b. Aug. 16, 1863. 

2134* Miriam Elizabeth, i" b. Sept. 10, 1870. 

1405. Emeline Robinson.a daughter of 701 John^ and 
Lucy [Williams] Balch, was born at Westford, Vt., May 4, 
1830, and died September 28, 1886. She was married first to 
Ruben Heath, by whom she had one son, George E., who 
lives at Gardner, Mass. 

Emeline R. was divorced from Heath, and married Lincoln 
Whitcomb, by whom she had one son, William L., who lives 
in Boston. 

1406. Martha Eliza,'^ daughter of 701 John« and Lucy 
[Williams] Balch, was born at Addison, Vt., September 15, 
1832, and lives at Jay, N. Y. On January 1, 1855, she mar- 
ried Arthur, son of Jesse and Laura Benedict. He was born 
October 7, 1832. Their children are ; Mary Jane, b. May 
5, 1856 ; Laura Adelaide, b. Dec. 19, 1859 ; Walter Wesley, 
b. Dec. 11, 1864 ; Richard Arthur, b. Sept. 15, 1869. 

1416. Cyrus Munson,^ son of 704 Cyrus^ and Asenith 
[Robinson] Balch, was born at Carlisle, Ohio, June 5, 1839. 
He is an engineer at South Haven, Mich. He served in the 
army during the civil war. He was married July 18, 1864, 
to Mercy M., daughter of Peter and Mandana Frear. She 
was born at Collamer, Ohio. They had five children, one 
born at Grafton, Ohio, one born at Hastings, Michigan, and 
the others at South Haven. 

2135 Mart E.,!" b. June 15, 1865; d. Jan. 18, 1872. 

2136 Agnes F.," b. July 27, 1868. 

2137 KiTTiB Minnie,!" b. Dec. 9, 1870. 

2138 Cabrik Alice,!" b. Dec. 29, 1876. 

2139 Charles Albert," b. Jan. 13, 1882; d. Feb. 5, 1882. 



358 NINTH GBNBKATION. 

1417. Mary Ermina,9 daughter of 704 Cyrus^ and Ase- 
nith [Robinson] Balch, was born at Carlisle, Ohio, Septem- 
ber 10, 1842. She was man-ied March 10, 1866, to William, 
son of Joel Taylor. He died at Parma, Mich., April 29, 
1866. No childi'en. 

1418. Caroline Elizabeth.^ daughter of 704 Cyrus^ and 
Asenith [Robinson] Balch, was born at Carlisle, Ohio, Jan- 
uary 15, 1845. She was married January 27, 1869, to Frank, 
son of James and Mary Campbell. He was born at Piince- 
ton, Canada, May 30, 1846, and is a farmer at Winsor, N. D. 
They have had three children, all born at Rutland, Mich. 
Bert, b. Oct. 10, 1868 ; Ella, b. Nov. 30, 1870, d. Oct. 10, 
1880 ; Ray, b. Sept. 10, 1882. 

1420. James William,'^ son of 704 Cyrus* and Asenith 
[Robinson] Balch, was born at Carlisle, Ohio, November 13, 
1849. He is a stock ranchman, and lives at Jamestown, N. 
D. He was married March 18, 1868, to Henrietta Amelia, 
daughter of Timothy M. and Sarah [Palmer] Bush. She 
was born at Fitchville, Ohio, February 22, 1850. They have 
had four children, all born at Hastings, Mich. 

2140 George B.,i» b. Dec. 22, 1S68. 

2141 Fkank,w b. Nov. 13, 1870. 

2142 Ida,!" b. March 1(3, 1873. 

2143 Edith," b. March 29, 1880. 

1421. Gyrus Henry ,^ son of 706 Ely Stone* and Philura 
[Southard] Balch, was born at Addison, Vt., January 16, 
1830, and died at Saginaw, Mich., May 23, 1857. He was 
married August 13, 1854, to Harriet M., daughter of Jerrious 
and Irene [Ashman] Bissett, who was born at Milford, 
Mich., June 2, 1840. They lived at Saginaw, Mich., where 
he was engaged in the sawmills, and was killed while attend- 
ing a lathe saw, by a piece of lumber crushing his skull. He 
was a fine looking man, and much liked by all who knew 
him. They had one child. 

2144 Elenok Mai-ica,'" b. Feb. 27, 1857; unni. 



JAMES W. BALCH, — HASTINGS, MICH. 359 

1422 Martha Helen," daughter of 706 Ely Stone^ and 
Philura [Southard] Balch, was born at Addison, Vt., March 
12, 1832. She was married June 25, 1859, to Amos Fowler, 
son of James and Abigail [Fowler] Barnard. He was born 
at Cohocton, N. Y., July 2, 1820. He is a farmer ; lived at 
Handy, Michigan, where their children were born : Albert 
Dwight, b. Nov. 7, 1860 ; Captola Vergiuia, b. Feb. 2, 1863, 
d. Jan. 17, 1865 ; Fred Johnson, b. May 23, 1865 ; Sir Wil- 
lard, b. Aug. 16, 1866 ; Helen Gladstone, b. Nov. 20, 1867 : 
Charles Henry, b. July 7, 1875. 

1424. Delia Ann Elmina.^ daughter of 706 Eli Stoue^ 
and Philura [Southard] Balch, was born at Summerfield, 
Mich., September 14, 1836. She was married December 7, 
1856, to Charles Bulsby, son of Piatt and Eleuor [Ricar] 
Johnson. He was born June 3, 1835, at Pontiac, Michigan, 
where he is a farmer, and their five children weie born. Al- 
bert Henry, b. Oct. 26, 1857 ; Frederic and Eli, twins, b. Dec. 
27, 1861, d. y. ; Alonzo J., b. April 16, 1865 ; Arthur Finsted, 
b. Oct. 12, 1874. 

1426. Emaline,'* daughter of 706 Eli Stone and Adeline 
[CofBn] Balch, was born at Conway, Mich., July 81, 1847. 
She married, June 18, 1878, Horatio M., son of Jerrious and 
Irene [Ashman] Bissett. He was born at Milford, Oakland 
county, Mich., April 6, 1843, and is a sailor. They have six 
children ; the eldest was born at Pontiac, the others at Au 
Gres, Michigan : Helen Mabel Irene, b. Aug. 22, 1879 ; Edith 
Blanche, b. June 21, 1881 ; Grace Coffin, b. April 27, 1883 ; 
Grover C. Balch, b. June 16, 1885 ; Charles Gardner, b. June 
26, 1887 ; Maud Charlien, b. Aug. 6, 1889. 

1427. Eliza H.,^ daughter of 711 Abner^ and Lydia 
[Woodbury] Balch, was born at Concord, Vermont, July 19, 
1832, and died at Littleton, New Hampshire, December 8, 
1863. She was married June 19, 1853, to Harvey P., son of 
Samuel and Fanny P. Ross. He was born at Bath, New 
Hampshire, January 18, 1831, and is an express messenger 



3b0 NIKTH GENERATION. 

and farmer. They lived at Bath, and had three children, two 
born at Bath and one at Littleton. Samuel, b. June 1, 1855 ; 
Mary Ellen, b. July 24, 1858 ; Ellwood Jackman, b. Sept. 
28, 1863. 

1428. Almira,'' daughter of 711 Abner* and Lydia 
[Woodbury] Balch, was born at Concord, Vermont, July 2, 
1834, and died at Bath, New Hamiwhire, November 25, 1861. 
She was married November 7, 1859, to Sumner W., son of 
Jonathan and Lucretia Lewis. He was born at Concord, 
April 6, 1829, and died at West Concord, November 
30, 1885. He was a machinist, and they lived at West 
Concord, where their only son was born, Frank Balch, 
b. Aug. 30, 1861. He is a druggist at Whitetield, N. H. He 
was married Sept. 27, 1888, to Lizzie E., daughter of Clar- 
ence H. and Lucy O. [Burroughs] Dudley. She was born 
at Concord, April 30, 1866. They had no childi-en. 

Sumner W. Lewis served through the civil war in the 
Eighth Vermont Infantry, and rose from the ranks to a lieu- 
tenancy. He married second, August 8, 1872, Sabrina, 
daughter of Asa and Mary [Powers] Smith, who was born 
at Lunenburg, June 4, 1847, and died at West Concord, April 
18, 1885. They had one son, Fred A., b. July 26, 1876. 

1429. William Henry," son of 711 Abner^ and Lydia 
[Woodbur}'] Balch, was born January 11, 1837, .and died at 
Bath, N. H., November 13, 1865. He was a mechanic, and 
lived at Bath. He married in 1860, Caroline Ann Buswell, 
of Lebanon, N. H. She died Sept. 18, 1882. They had two 
children. 

2145 Joseph, 11 b. ; d. y. 
2146* Alfred C.,i° b. Nov. 28, 1862. 

1431. Ellen J.,9 daughter of 711 Abner^ and Lydia [Wood- 
bury] Balch, was born February 27, 1842. She was married 
November 29, 1871, to Andrew C. Rollins, a railroad conduc- 
tor. He was the son of John D. and Sarah H. Rollins, and 
was born July 9, 1843. They have one child, born at White 
River Junction, Vt., George R., b. Feb. 22, 1873. 



CHAS. P., PLINY E. BALCH, — PLAINFIELD, IND. 361 

1433. Byron Bliss,'' son of 711 Abner^ and Lydia 
[Woodbury] Balch, was born at Bath, N. H., November 23, 
1848. He has a drug store at Chicopee, Mass. He was mar- 
ried November 25, 1875, to Edna M., daughter of Warren 
and Mary G. Simonds. She was born at Templeton, Mass., 
October 3, 1856. They have two children, both born at 
Springfield, Mass. 

2147 Maude Ltdia,''^ b. Oct. 20, 1876. 

2148 Geoege Waeken,!" b. Oct. 5, 1882. 

1434. Ellen Almira,^ daughter of 713 Alfred^ and Eliz- 
abeth [Cory] Balch, was born at Lebanon, N. H., May 31, 
1844. She married June 22, 1872, Theodore Francis, son of 
Edwin S. and Clara [Reed] Hovey. They live in Boston, 
Mass., and have two children : Clara May, b. Sept. 10, 1875 ; 

-Alfred Balch, b. Dec. 6, 1876. 

1435. Charles Parkhurst.^ son of 713 Alfred^ and 
Elizabeth [Cory] Balch, was born at Lebanon, N. H., August 
10, 1845, and is superintendent of an elevator at Johnson- 
ville, Tennessee. He married MoUie A. Estes, who died 
Nov. 25, 1890. They had four children. 

2149 Jessie M.,^" b. June 9, ISSl; d. Aug. 29, ISSl. 

2150 LuciEN,i» b. Mar. 17, 1883. 

2151 Alice Maud," b. Jan. 27, 1887. 

2152 Charles Parkhurst,!" b. Oct. 17, 1890 ; d. Nov. 4, 1890. 

1436. Pliny Earl,^ son of 713 Alfred^ and Elizabeth 
[Cory] Balch, was born at Lebanon, N. H., January 25, 1847. 
He was married June 27, 1874, to Annie E., daughter of 
Harbard and Phoebe [Garrison] Fansler. She was born 
April 20, 1851, at Belleville, Ind. They live at Plainfield, 
Ind., where he is a carriage painter. They have four chil- 
dren. 

2153* CoBA Mabel.io b. Sept. 1, 1875. 

2154 Alfeed Clarence, 1° b. June 6, 1878. 

2155 Haebard Fanslee," b. April 28, 1880. 

2156 Gbaydon a.,'" b. July 27, 1891. 

1437. Prank Mortimer ,9 son of 713 Alfred^ and Eliza- 



362 NINTH GENERATION. 

beth [Cory] Balch, was born at Lebanon, N. H., June 10^ 
1849. He married Mrs. Stella Walker Emerson, daughter of 
Thomas and Maria [Gould] Walker. They live at Wake- 
field, Massachusetts, and have no children. 

1439. Alice Maud.^ daughter of 713 Alfred^ and Eliza- 
beth [Cory] Balch, was born at Lebanon, N. H., Jauuar)' 21, 
1853. She was married September 4, 1879, to Algernon M., 
son of Calvin and Jane [Greele)^] Stevens. He was born 
June 27, 1846, at Tiskilwa, 111. He is a stockman, and they 
live at Janesville. Minn., and have two children : Calvin 
Balch, b. July 6, 1886, d. Oct. 6, 1886 ; Rosalie Cora, b. Jan. 
9, 1889, at Tiskilwa, 111. 

1440. Rosalie.s daughter of 713 Alfred^ and Elizabeth 
[Cory] Balch, was born at Lebanon, N. H., September 6, 
1855. She was married September 6, 1876, to Charles M., 
son of Bradford Newcomb and Lydia [Alden] Stevens. He 
was born February 6, 1848, at Tiskilwa, 111. They live at 
Tiskilwa, and have had four childi-en, born in that town : 
Alfred Newcomb, b. Jan. 13, 1879, d. July 4, 1880 ; Arline 
Alice, b. May 10, 1880 ; John Aldeu, b. Oct. 26, 1882, d. 
Dec. 15, 1884 ; Charles Harold, b. Jan. 29, 1884, d. Aug. 22, 
1889. 

1441. Alvah Abner.o son of 713 Alfred' and Elizabeth 
[Cory] Balch, was born September 5, 1857, and lives at Co- 
lumbus, Ohio. He was married October 27, 1887, to Jennie, 
daughter of John G. aud Elizabeth [Weaver] Bassey, who 
was born March 8, 1865, at Jasper, Ohio. 

1451. Sarah Belle,^ daughter of 721 Benjamin^ and 
Lucy [Cary] Balch, was born May 26, 1849. She was mar- 
ried December 10, 1873, to William G. Smith. Daughter, 
Gale Balch, b. Oct. 4, 1874. 

1452. Frank,^ son of 721 Benjamin* and Lucy [Cary] 
Balch, was born July 28, 1852, and lives at Union, N. Y. He 
was married December 22, 1873, to Jenny Williams. They 
have had three children. 



THUB BALCH, — CHICAGO, ILL. 363 

2157 BuLA.io b ; d. in infancy. 

2158 LACBA,!" b. July 1, 1877. 

2159 lRENE,w b. Jan. 12, 18S6. 

1456. Elnora,9 daughter of 722 Matthew Stanley^ and 
Maria [Eldridge] Balch, was born in 1843, in St. Johnsbuiy, 
Vt., and is not living. She married James Layton,by whom 
she had four children. Only one, a daughter, survived her. 

1458. Esther Alice,^ daughter of 725 James BrittonS 
and Phoebe Eliza [Decker] Balch, was born at Union, N. Y., 
October 4, 1850. She was married at Owego, N. Y., Sep- 
tember 20, 1876, to Edgar Zabriskie, who is an adjuster and 
public accountant. He was born in New York city, April 1, 
1840. They reside at Omaha, Neb., and have had three chil- 
dren, the youngest of whom is living. Albert C, born Feb. 
12, 1878, d. June 18, 1878 ; Helen B., b. May 4, 1882, d. May 
7, 1882 ; Edgar Britton, b. Jan. 28, 1888. 

1459. Thur,9 son of 725 James Britton^ and Phoebe 
Eliza [Decker] Balch, was born at Union, N. Y., October 19, 
1852. He was married October 30, 1890, to Anna, daughter 
of Adolph and Bertha [Lohman] Nissen. He is now in 
business in Chicago, and is a member of the Board of Trade. 
They have one cliild. 

2160 RuTH.^o b. Oct. 31, 1891. 

1460. Emma Ann Stanley,^ daughter of 725 James 
Britton^ and Phoebe Eliza [Decker] Balch, was born at 
Binghamton, N. Y., March 25, 1856, and is living in Chicago. 
She was married Dec. 13, 1879, to Henry Lane Carpenter, 
who was born Aug. 15, 1856, at Lone Rock, Wisconsin, and 
died Dec. 8, 1883, at Papillion, Nebraska. They had two 
children, one of whom died young. The other, Mildied 
Henry, b. Dec. 28, 1883, is living at Union, N. Y. 

1464. Albert P.," son of 730 John WetherbyS and Lou- 
isa C. [Stevens] Balch, was born at Littleton, N. H., April 
11, 1855. He graduated at Cornell University in 1877 ; then 
he entered the employ of the Fairbanks, of St. Johnsbury,. 



364 NINTH GENERATION. 

Vt., as cashier. After remaining in the service of this firm 
a few years, he moved to Marshalltown, Iowa, and went into 
the Marshalltown State Bank. He was married January 20, 
1888, to Nettie McVey, of Burlington, Iowa. 

2161 Louisa Kutii,i» b. Nov. 20, 188S. 

1465. Phineas S.," son of 730 John WetherbyS and Lou- 
isa C. [Stevens] Balch, was born at Littleton, N. H., April 
27, 1857. He was a clerk in the First National Bank of St. 
Johnsbury, Vt., for a few years, and then moved to Marshall- 
town, Iowa. He was married September 20, 1883, to Nellie 
Willigrod, of Marshalltown, Iowa. 

2162 Catherine Louisa," b. Sept. 10, 1885. 

2163 JoHNW.,"b.Julyl5, 1887 . 

1466. Mary E.,« daughter of 731 Samuel Albert^ and 
Agnes [Lacy] Balch, was born in New York city, June 22, 
1863. She was married January 18, 1882, to George H. 
Smalley. He is a member of the New York fire department, 
and lives at No. 5 Watts street, New York. They had one 
child, Frank, born January 5, 1883, died July 26, 1883. 

1468. Sylvia W.,-' daughter of 734 James* and Fanny 
[Smith] Balch, was born Sept. 29, 1839, at Lunenburg, Ver- 
mont, and died October 15, 1892. She was married January 
1, 1863, to Luie B. Hartshorn, who lives at St. Johnsbury, 
Vermont. Their children are : Kate, b. Nov. 6, 1863, m. M. 
L. Miner ; James E., b. Aug. 26, 1865 ; Fanny Fern, b. March 
3, 1868, m. Gilbert E. Woods. 

1469. Emeline M.,^ daughter of 734 James^ and Fanny 
[Smith] Balch, was born November 5, 1840, at Lunenburg, 
Vermont, and died July 28, 1874. She was married August 
3, 1871, to John B. Blandin. They had one son, Lyman. 
After her death he married her sister 1474 Lucy E. 

1470. Austin A.,^ son of 734 James^ and Fanny [Smith] 
Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vermont, January 8, 1842, 
and is a merchant at Penacook, New Hampshire. He was 
married December 14, 1865, to Mary E., daughter of Jona- 



AUSTIN A., GARDNER H. BALCH, — LUNENBURG, VT. 365 

than and Hannah Whipple. She was born at Northumber- 
land, N. H., May 24, 1865. They have two children. 

2164* Hattik Mae.i" b. Nov. 11, 1866. 

2165* James Whipple,!" b. Dec. 28, 1870, at Lancaster, N. H. 

1473. Gardner H.,9 son of 734 James^ and Fanny 
[Smith] Baleh, was born December 7, 1848, at Lunenburg, 
Vermont, where he now lives. He married, September 1, 
1870, Augusta M. Hartshorn. She was born February 10, 
1854. They have had six children, all born in Lunenburg, 
the last of whom died young. 

2166 Lorenzo H.,i» b. Sept. 27, 187-3. 

2167 Mtba a.,!" b. Feb. 10, 1876. 

2168 Eugene G.,!" b. Oct. 27, 1878. 

2169 Charles H.,i<> b. Aug. 25, 1884. 

2170 Ernestbne,m b. March 1, 1888. 

1475. Laura L.,s daughter of 735 Edward A.s and Mary 
[Ingerson] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., February 15, 
1848. She was married May 12, 1878, to Mahlon M., son of 
William W. and Michael [Holoomb] Young. He was born 
at Stephentown, N. Y., December 31, 1836. They live at 
Dixon, Illinois, and have three children : Edward Clare, b. 
April 2, 1879 ; Homer Lyle, b. July 30, 1881 ; Enla, b. March 
30, 1883. 

1476. George Edward,^ son of 735 Edward A.^ and 
Mary [Ingerson] Balch, was born at Jefferson, N. H., Octo- 
ber 25, 1853, and is a farmer at Water Valley, Mississippi. 
He was married February 17, 1878, to Caroline M., daughter 
of John and Caroline [Bell] Law. She was born October 
29, 1852, at Scarboro, Ontario, Canada. They have two chil- 
dren, born at Harmon, Illinois. 

2171 Bertram Cl:nt,i» b. Jan. 15, 1880. 

2172 Alice Vebe,!" b. July 6, 1881. 

1477. William E.,^ son of 741 George Sherman® and 
Eliza M. [Glins] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., Febru- 
ary 3, 1854. He holds the position of state taxidermist. He 
has rendered much assistance in obtaining records of the de- 



S66 NINTH GENERATION. 

scendants of 179 Lieut. Benjamin. He was married September 
27, 1876, to Ella, daughter of Jourden and Lois A. [Powers] 
Marr. She was born at Lewiston, Maine, January 27, 1857. 
They have two children. 

2173 Floeekce M.,i" b. Sept. 14, 1S77. 

2174 Walter H.," b. Feb. 14, 1888. 

1478. George A.,f son of 741 George Sherman^ and 
Eliza M. [Glins] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., Sep- 
tember 27, 1855, and is a casket manufacturer at Lunenburg. 
He was married June 28, 1882, to Harriet B., daughter of 
Joseph H. and Harriet [Miles] Benton. She was born at 
Bradford, Vt., February 3, 1858. 

1479. Herbert F.,^ son of 741 George Sherman^ and 
Eliza M. [Glins] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vt., Sep- 
tember 28, 1857, and is a clerk in the employ of the Boston 
& Maine road, residing at Lyndonville, Vermont. He was 
married October 5, 1879, to Susan E., daughter of Arthur H. 
and Louisa W. [Phelps] Dean. She was born at Lunenburg, 
Vt., December 29, 1857. They have one child, born at 
Lyndonville, Vt. 

2175 Geace D.,11 b. Aug. IS, 1886. 

1480. Karl O.,^ son of 741 George Sherman® and Eliza 
M. [Glins] Balch, was born at Lunenburg, Vfc., July 4, 1860. 
He was married February 24, 1887, to Mabel Thomas, daugh- 
ter of C. W. and S. [Bell] Thomas, of Lunenburg. She 
was born at Lunenburg, December 4, 1866. They reside at 
Lunenburg. He is a wholesale dry goods agent. 

1482. Frank A.,« son of 753 George^ and Elizabeth H. 
[Aldrich] Balch, was born at Concord, Vt., May 14, 1847. 
lie was married December 30, 1868, to Mary Emma Smith. 
She was born in Pliiladelphia, Pa., July 24, 1849. Their 
liome is in Davenport, Iowa, and they have five children. 

2176* James E.," b. Jan. 27, 1870. 

2177 Grace ALDr.icH,i" b. Aug. 28, 1871. 

2178* Edwin Fiiazer,"' b. July 29, 187-3. 



JAMES EALCH, — MAKCELLtJS, N. Y. 367 

2179 George Henry." b. Sept. 25, 1874. 

2180 Frank A.,"l>. Sept. 2, 1876. 

About 1885 Frank A. went to Omaha, Nebraska, and en- 
gaged in hotel keeping for six years. During the World's 
Columbian Fair he was the manager of the Revere House, in 
Chicago. 

1485. Addle Louise,^ daughter of 754 Stephen Moore* 
and Olive A. [Kimball] Balch, was born at Kennebec, Maine, 
October 8, 1860. She was married at San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia, September 15, 1884, to Arthur F., son of James and 
Frances R. Thane. He is a commission merchant in San 
Francisco, where they are living. They have two children : 
Arthur C, b. May 13, 1886 ; Alma, b. Dec. 11, 1887. 

Descendants of 40 Israel.-* 

1486. Abigail,9 daughter of 759 John* and Sybil [Bar- 
row] Balch, was born at Marcellus, N. Y., December 12, 
1815, and died at Marietta, N. Y., May 9, 1891. She mar- 
ried Samuel D. Hall, who was born at Onondaga, N. Y., 
December 8, 1812, and died February 16, 1894. They lived 
at Marietta, N. Y., and had one son, Charles J., b. Oct. 3? 
1850. He married Eliza Champlain, Jan. 6, 1875, and has 
one son, Frederick D., b. March 25, 1876. 

1487. James," son of 759 John^ and Sybil [Barrow] 
Balch, was born at Marcellus, N. Y., May 7, 1819, and died 
February 14, 1892, and was buried in Amber Cemetery, Oris- 
co, N. Y. He was a farmer, a republican and a Universalist. 
He was married July 28, 1845, to Laura, daughter of Jonah 
and Susan Henderson. They had two children. 

2181 Jay.w b. Xov. 30, 1853; d. Jan. 27, 1S61. 
2182* Bella E.,!" b. Apr. 24, 1865. 

1488. Adelphia," daughter of 759 John^ and Sybil [Bar- 
row] Balch, was born at Marcellus, N. Y., December 12, 
1821. She died at Norvel, Mich. She married Edward Fay, 
a farmer. They had two sons. George H. is dead. He 
was a lawyer at Jackson, Mich. Charles is a doctor, gradu- 
ated at the Ann Arbor Medical College. 



dbb XINTH GENERATION. 

1490. Holland," son of 760 Ira^ and Margaret [Baker] 
Balch, was born at Onondaga, N. Y., January 31, 1825. He 
is a carpenter at Sodus, N. Y. He was married November 
22, 1848, to Jane E., daughter of John and Helen Lund. 
She was born in Yorkshire, England, January 15, 1831. 
They have had five children. 

2183 Helen L.,i» b. Jan. 12, 1852, at Sodus, N. Y. 
2184* Chaeles M.,i» b. Sept. 2, 1855, at Sodus, N. Y. 

2185 Julia A.,^'^ b. Nov. 5, 1857, d. Dec. 10, 1882. 

2186 Harriet M.,'" b. Oct. 20, 1860, at Genessee, N. Y. 

2187 Jennie E.," b. Sept. 22, 1S67, at Sodus, X. Y. 

1491. Mary," daughter of 760 Ira^ and Margaret 
[Baker] Balch, was born at Onondaga, N. Y., July 21, 1827, 
and died at Sodus, New York, March 20, 1892. She was 
married February 20, 1851, to Robert, son of William Lund. 
He was born May 2, 1811, in Yorkshire, Eng., and died 
March 6, 1872, at Sodus. They had four children, all born 
at Sodus. Martha Augusta, b. Nov. 12, 1855 ; James 
Helson, b. Aug. 29, 1862 ; George Elmer, b. Feb. 20, 1865, d. 
Feb. 1, 1877 ; Edward Orrin, b. July 23, 1868. 

1494. Caroline," daughter of 760 Ira^ and Margaret 
[Baker] Balch, was born at Sodus, N. Y., May 28, '1830, and 
died at Sodus, New York, August 30, 1889. She was 
married September 12, 1859 to Walter, son of Ephrim Tetor. 
He was born at Sodus, October 4, 1837. They resided at 
Sodus where their four children were born. Mary Ella, b. 
April 8, 1861 ; George Elmer, b. Feb. 24, 1863 ; Rose Adella, 
b. Aug. 31, 1868 ; Emily Eliza, b. Dec. 29, 1871. 

1496. Orrin," son of 760 Ira^ and Margaret [Baker] 
Balch, was born at Sodus, N. Y., June 4, 1840. He was 
married December 29, 1863, to Hannah Adelade, daughter of 
Elisha Burdick. She was born March 2, 1845, in Delaware 
Co., N. Y. Orrin is a farmer, at Poplar Grove, Illinois, 
where their five children were born. 

2188 Thomas John,ij b. July 10, 1865; d. Oct. 16, 1875. 

2189 William Henry," b. Sept. 4, 1868. 



JUDE HENRY BALCH,— JANESVILLE, WIS. 369 

2190 Caroline Amanda, m b. Aug. 14, 1871. 

2191 Mary Louisa,^ b. Nov. 5, 1874, d. Mav. 17, 1877. 

2192 Phkbe Jane,w b. Apr. 12, 1878. 

Onin and his wife separated November 17, 1880, the chil- 
dren going with their mother, and they reside at Ogden, 
Illinois, and he was married again December 2, 1885, to Han- 
nah Ester McCann. She was born in Pennsylvania, in 1866 
and died at Poplar Grove, December 14, 1895. 

2193 Lillian Elsv,!" b. Jan. 31, 1892. 

1499. Jude Henry .^ son of 764 David^ and Polly [Com- 
stock] Balch, was born at Ridgeway, N. Y., July 5, 1833, 
and resides at Janes ville, Wisconsin. He graduated from 
the Buffalo, N. Y., Commercial College ; was three years a 
student at Wilson Collegiate Institute, N. Y. ; one year as 
teacher at Oxford Institute, Michigan ; served three terms as 
clerk of the lower house, and one term as clerk of the Senate 
of Wisconsin ; two terms as deputy register of deeds. Rock 
County, Wisconsin ; two years as justice of the peace and 
four years as city assessor. Since 1886 he has been book- 
keeper in the Rock County National Bank. He was married 
March 20, 1858, at Oakland, Mich., to Olivia L. Newman. 
They have three children. 

2194 Frank Ervyn,!" b. Jan. 12, 1859, d. Apr. 17, 1861. 
2195* Fred Jay,"" b. July 17, 1862. 

2196* Carlyn Jude,!" b. July 19, 1865. 

1500. Lydia Almira," daughter of 764 David^ and 
Polly [Comstock] Balch, was bom at Ridgeway, N. Y., 
November 8, 1835. She was married December 31, 1863, to 
Truman A. Bacon, of Ridgeway, they reside at Medina, N. 
Y., and have two children. Louis Allen, b. Feb. 14, 1865, 
m. Dec. 10, 1893, Anna House ; Nellie Diantha b. Sept. 28, 
1869. 

1502. ' William Jackson,^ son of 764 David^ and Polly 
[Comstock] Balch, was born at Ridgeway, N. Y., February 
18, 1843, and lives on the old homestead at Medina, N. Y. 
He was married at Medina, February 18, 1869, to Edna M., 



370 NLSTH GENERATION. 

daughter of John and Huldah [BuUard] Leighton. She was 
born March 29, 1845, and died February 16, 1875. They 
had two children. 

2197 AiLEEN Edna,!" b. Sept. 19, 1870, d. Apr. 30, 1879. 

2198 Barby Leighton,!" b. May 1, 1874. 

William J. was married second at Ridgeway, N. Y., Jan- 
uarj^ 29, 1880, to Eva F., daughter of James and Jane 
[Powell] Hesse. She was born December 28, 1857. They 
have one child. 

2199 Vera Evelt.x,!" b. July 18, 1882. 

1503. Charles Irwin.s son of 764 David^ and Polly 
[Comstock] Balch, was born at Ridgeway, N. Y., February 
10, 1849. He was married at Ridgeway, N. Y., February 
27, 1884, to Jennie L. Hesse, who was born at Medina, N. Y. 

2200 Edmund Irwin,!" b. Aug. 5, 1886. 

2201 Mable Jennie.i" b. Dec. 6, 1887. 

2202 OlCxA Hesse.i" b. Apr. 30, 1890. 

2203 Pebcia Evelyn,!" b. July 31, 1891. 

1504. Martha Ann.^ daughter of 764 David^ and Polly 
[Comstock] Balch, was born at Ridgeway, N. Y., September 
16, 1851. She was married at Ridgewaj-, October 17, 1883, 
to Jay E. AUis. They live at Medina, N. Y., and have one 
child. Raymond Erwin, b. Aug. 19, 1889. 

1505. Horace,^ son of 765 Stephen^ and Polly [Terrell] 
Balch, was born at Covington, New York, January 2, 1811, 
and lives at Oleander, California. He was married February 
6, 1832, to Mary Manning, who was born in New York state, 
January 4, 1811, and died in Kansas, January 1 9, 1881. They 
had six children. 

2204 George,!" b. Sept. 6, 1833; lives at Lone Star, Cal. ; six chil- 

dren, three living. 
2205* Lucinda,!" b. ISTov. 12, 183.5; d. Oct, IS, 1864. 
2206* Emily,!" \^_ ^^pj-ii 12, 1841. 
2207* Matilda,!" ^_ j^jy 27, iS4.5; d. Mar, 24, 1868. 

2208 Mary Annie,i" b. April 7, 1848; m. 2213 Homer P. Balch. 

2209 Lucy Jane,!" b, Oct. 8, 1850: d. Xov. 2, 1863. 

Horace married second, Mrs. Sarah Penfield, August 6, 
1882. She died July 6, 1884. 



PHILANDER BALCH, — ELGIN, ILL. 371 

1506. Jasper,9 son of 765 Stephen^ and Polly [Terrell] 
Balch, was born at Covington, Onondaga County, N. Y., 
September 11, 1812 and died January 19, 1891, at Welda, 
Kansas. He was married September 3, 1832, to Betsey, 
daughter of Josiah Manning, of Leroy, N. Y. She was born 
at Leroy, February 19, 1816. They had four children, all 
born in Genessee County, New York. 

2210* Margaret A.,i» b. Sept. 27, 1833; d. Apr. 27, 1881. 
2211* Amelia M.,i» b. July 11, 1835; d. May 18, 1876. 
2212 Mekcy 0.,i<> b. Apr. 27, 1838; d. Oct. 25, 1865; m. Elijah Jus- 
tice. 
2213* Homer P.,!" b. Feb. 6, 1840; d. Dec. 19, 1883. 

1507. Diantha,9 daughter of 765 Stephens and Polly 
[Terrell] Balch, was born at Covington, N. Y., September 
16, 1814, and died December 9, 1848. She was married to 
Marquis Langtoss. No issue. 

1509. Philander," son of 765 Stephen^ and Polly [Ter- 
rell] Balch, was born at Covington, N. Y., February 18, 
1819, and is living at Elgin, Illinois. He was married 
November 10, 1842 to Eleanor H. DriscoU, by whom he had 
eight children, all the living ones being married. 

2214 Edwin E.,i» b. Sept. 16, 1843; lives at Elgin, 111. 

2215 Albert.io b. July 2. 1845; d. May 2, 1853. 

2216 William C.,i» b. Dec. 28, 1846; d. Dec. 14, 1882. 

2217 HENRT,i''b. Jan. 21, 1849; lives at Henrietta, Micli. 

2218 James O.,!" b. Nov. 12, 1850; lives at Mills City, Oregon. 

2219 Charles C.,'» b. Aug. 21, 1852; lives at Charlotte, Mich. 

2220 ELLEOii^b. Jan. 2, 1854; d. Oct. 4, 1866. 

2221 Adelk,i» b. Mar. 2, 1857; d. Aug. 12, 1863. 

Eleanor H. died October 2, 1866, and Philander married 
second November 27, 1867, Addie N., daughter of John Cur- 
tis, of Dalton, Mass., by whom he had two daughters, both 
born at Church Hill, Mississippi. 

2222 Adele,m b. Nov. 7, 1868; m. Earns, Elgin, 111. 

2223 Clara L.,!" b. Nov. 14, 1874; m. Cole, Pecos Valley, N. M. 

1510. Laura.s daughter of 765 Stephen^ and Polly [Ter- 
rell] Balch, was born at Covington, N. Y., July 10, 1821, and 



372 NINTH GENERATION. 

died July 2, 1891. She was married April 7, 1844, to Enoch 
M. Winslow, M. D. He graduated from Ann Arbor, Mich., 
and is living at Parma, Mich. They have one son, Frank, b. 
in 1857. 

1511. Albert,^ son of 765 Stephen^ and Polly [Terrell] 
Balch, was born at Covington, N. Y., March 30, 1823, and is 
a farmer at Oleander, California. When sixteen years of age 
he became a member of the Church of the Disciples. About 
1856 he united with the Adventists for whom he has 
preached. Before the war he was an Abolitionist, after the 
war a Greenbacker. He was married first, June 1, 1854, to 
Emeline, daughter of Nelson Baker. She was born in March, 
1830, and died at Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dec. 1, 1867. 
They had three children, all born at Naperville, Illinois. 

2224* Lewis Nelson^", b. Mar. 9, 1855. 

2225 Cabbie AblottieI", b. Jan. 21, 1859; d. May 23, 1861. 

2226 Elliott Thompson^", b. Sept. 24, 1860; lives at Leavenworth, 

Wash. 
Albert married for his second wife, Almira Dart, a sister 
of Jabez who married 2211 Amelia M.^" She was born at 
Bedford, Canada, April 19, 1842. They have five children. 
The four eldest were born at Elmdale, Kan., the youngest at 
Colfax, Colorado. 
2227* Carrie MatI", b. Feb. 15, 1871, 

2228 Albert Eugine," b. June 1, 1873. 

2229 Mary Lillian,i» b. Nov. 29, 1877; d. June 17, 1882. 

2230 Latjka Emily," b. June 20, 1880. 

2231 Grace Edith.m b. July 6, 1884. 

1512. Matilda,^ daughter of 765 Stephen^ and Polly 
[Terrell] Balch, was born at Covington, N. Y., September 
17, 1825. She was married December 10, 1845, to David S. 
Babbitt. They live at Elgin, Illinois, and have three 
daughters. 

Ltjlu M., b. Nov. 7, 1846, at Elgin, 111.; d. unm. March 6, 1892. 

Addib, b. Sept. 16, 1848, at Naperville, 111.; m. Sept. 20, 1867, to 
W. H. Chapman. They reside at Elgin, 111., and have three 
children, Frank W. b. June 14, 1869; m. Linda Morris; Ella 
L. b. Jan. 29, 1871; m. W. H. Morgan; Genevieve L. b. Mar. 
17, 1878. 



MATILDA [bALCH] BABBITT, — ELGIN, ILL. 373 

Jennie, b. July 4, 1857 at Naperville, 111. ; m. May 20, 1885, Oliver 
N. Owens, at Elgin, Illinois. He is a merchant, and they re- 
side at McHenry, Illinois. One daughter, Ethel May, b. Apr. 
15, 1886. 

1513. Lucinda,^ daughter of 765 Stephen" and Polly 
[Terrell] Balch, was born at Darien, N. Y., November 30, 
1827. She was married Dec. 10, 1845 to Solomon Malton 
Babbitt who was born at Austinburg, Ohio, August 27, 1823. 
He is a banker. They reside at Oakland, Cal., and have had 
five children. Mary F. b. Nov. 22, 1846, at Naperville, 111. ; 
m. Feb. 14, 1878, to Zachery T. Gilpin, one son ; Emma 
Grace, b. Nov. 6, 1849, d. April 19, 1864 ; Ella Florence, b. 
Dec. 4, 1855, d. April 8, 1870 ; Harriet Adele, b. Aug. 10, 
1863, at Algonquin, 111., m. Mar. 19,1890, Edwin W. Owen ; 
Walter L. b. Sept. 22, 1871, d. Aug. 4, 1872. 

1515. Harriet,9 daughter of 765 Stephen^ and Polly 
[Terrell] Balch, was born in New York State, February 4, 
1832. She was married to DeVVitt Clinton Fox. He is an 
engineer and they reside at Dayton, Nevada, and have had 
two children. Alice, b. July 10, 1854, d. Aug. 21, 1858 ; 
Charles, b. Apr. 27, 1857. 

1516. Melinda,^ daughter of 765 Stephen^ and Polly 
[Terrell] B.alch, was born in New York State, November 2, 
1835. She Avas married December 24, 1862, to Willet, son 
of Robert Phillips. He was born June 11, 1834, at Nesham- 
ing Falls, Penn., and is a farmer. They live at Algonquin, 
Illinois, and have had four children, all born at Algonquin. 
Nettie, b. Dec. 14, 1863 ; Alice Ray, b. Aug. 18, 1867, d. 
Aug. 29, 1867 ; Frederick, b. May 14, 1869 ; Cora Maudline, 
b. Nov. 26, 1870 ; d. Apr. 20, 1872. 

1517. Fidelia Ann,» daughter of 779 John^ and Almira 
[Stowell] Balch, was born at Virgil, N. Y., June 9, 1825, 

She married Daniel, son of Ezra and [Hotchkiss] 

Maltby. He served during the last nine months of the civil 
war in a New York regiment. In 1865, they removed to 



374 NINTH GENERATION. 

Hagerty, Wisconsin, where Mr. Maltby died and his widow 
was living in 1887. They had three children all born in the 
state of New York. Hester Ann, b. Nov. 27, 1858 ; John 
Ezra, b. Dec. 30, 1859; MaryD., b. Feb. 7, 1864. 

1519. Emma Melvina,^ daughter of 779 John^ and i\.l- 
mira [Stowell] Balch, was born at Cortland, N. Y., October 
11, 1831, and lives in Wichita, Kansas. She was married 
March 4, 1853, to Edwin Adams, by whom she had three 
children ; all were born at McLean, N. Y. 

Randolph, b. Nov. 28, 1853. 

Matie D., b. May 9, 1856, ra. F. T. Tombs, Uvea East London, 

Ontario. 
Hattie D., b. Jan. 25, 1860; m. F. Tenney, lives at Cortland, 

N. Y. 

Mr. Adams died, and Emma M. married second. Urban S., 
son of Placid and Clotine Gabrielle [Tousigan] Beaudet, 
who was born near Quebec, October 11, 1838. They had 
three children all born at Auburn, N. Y. 

W. Irving, b. Nov. 9, 1870. 

ClaeaM., b. May 8,;1872. 

Horace Frederic, b. Oct. 13, 1873. 

1520. Mary Jane,^ daughter of 779 John^ and Almira 
[Stowell] Balch, was born at Summer Hill, N. Y., April 9, 
1833. She was married May 6, 1855, to William D., son of 
Samuel and Lucy [Comstock] Lane, who was born at Tru- 
mensburg, N. Y., April 23, 1834. He enlisted in Co. E, 
Eighth Minnesota Infantry Volunteers, and served in the 
Indian War until 1864, when he was mustered out. He 
then moved to Momeuce, Illinois, and engaged first in the 
drug trade, and then in the grocery business. He was post- 
master at Momeuce, from 1870 to 1884 and is now a dealer 
in general merchandise. They are Methodists and have four 
children. 

Emma Estella, b. May 23, 1856, at Momence, Ills. She mar- 
ried May 10, 1881, Herbert E. Conant, of New Haven, Vt. 
He is a carpenter at Momence, and they have one child Flora, 
b. in 1882. 



JOHN KANSOM BALCH, — CORTLAND, N. Y. 375 

COKA Ethlee^j, b. May 3,1860, at Minneapolis, Minn., m. March 
2, 1882, to Frederick Brandt, of Chicago. They reside at 
Momence, and have two daughters, Irene and Viola. 

Frank Eugene, b. March 14, 1862, at Minneapolis, Minn., is a 
dealer in general merchandise at Momence ; unm. 

Gback Elenor, b. Oct. 17, 1876, at Momence. 

1521. John Ransom,^ son! of 779 John^ and Almira 
[Stowell] Balch, was born at Cortland, N. Y., January 18, 
1835. He married Margaret, daughter of Amos and Rebecca 
Snjder. She was born at Dryden, N. Y., April 23, 1830. 
They have had seven children. The five eldest were born at 
Cortland, N. Y., the other two at Stockbridge, Wisconsin. 

2232 Elsa B..!" b. Oct. 28, 1858; d. December 31, 1861. 

2233 Alida E.,10 b. Dec. 1, 18.59; d. Jan. 13, 1861. 

2234 Albert E.,i» b. Nov. 2, 1861; d. Feb.-"22, 1862. 
2235* Frederick R.," b. Mar. 16, 1863. 

2236* Lewbllie L.," b. April 21, 1866. 

2237 Lena L.,i» b. July 30, 1867; d. October 12, 1885. 

2238 Edith M., i'' b. July 12, 1872. 

1523. John,9 son of 78i Ahimaaz* and Sarah [Way] 
Balch, was born at Colchester, Conn.," and married Lucy, 
daughter of Gardner Wickwire of that] place where their 
children were born. 

2239 Ida,!" b. : m. Wm. Wagner, of Colchester. 

2240 Etta,i<i b. ; m. Frank Brown, of Colchester. 

2241 Abbie,!" b. 

1524. Betsey Morgan," daughter of 784 Ahimaaz^ and 
Eliza [Lee] Balch, was born at Colchester, Connecticut, and 
was married March 9, 1863, at Norwich, Ct., to George Mar- 
cus, sou of Jabez and Eunice Bailey Rockwell, who was born 
March 23, 1840. 

1525. Prances Ann,^ daughter of 784 Ahimaaz^ and 
Eliza [Lee] Balch, was born at Colchester, Ct. She married 
Charles King and had two children. Minnie and Winnie. 

1526. Annah Maria," daughter of 789 Samuel West^ 
and Joanna E. [Perkins] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., 
July 5, 1837. She was married October 24, 1865 to Simeon 



6ib NINTH GENERATION. 

Hunt. They lived at East Providence, R. I., and have three 
chUdren. William West, b. April 22, 1868; Fred Balch, b. 
Jan. 8, 1872, d. Aug. 10, 1882 ; John Archie, b. Nov. 3, 1878. 
William W. is married and has one child. 

1527. Lucretia Sophia,^ daughter of 789 Samuel West^ 
and Joanna E. [Perkins] Balch, is a twin to Annah Maria, 
and was married May 2, 1865, to Joseph P. Marsh. They 
live at Farmiugtou, Minnesota, and have two children, Lucy 
Ellen, b. Feb. 14, 1868 ; Charles Balch, b. Oct. 7, 1870. Luc'y 
E. married Mr. Seely and has two children. 

1528. Frances Oampbell,^ daughter of 789 Samuel 
West* and Joanna E. [Perkins] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. 
H., October 2, 1839. She was married December 30, 1873, to 
James H. Holmes. They live at Lyme, N. H., and have had 
two children. Charles Balch, b. August, 1874, d. July, 1875 ; 
Harry Balch, b. Sept. 11, 1875. 

1532. Charles Oarroll,^ son of 789 Samuel West^ and 
Joanna E. [Perkins] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., August 
23, 1847. He was married June 13, 1876, to Abbie M., 
daughter of Oliver and Abbie Maria Chaffee. They live at 
East Providence Centre, R. I., and have one child. 

2242 Gbace Abby,!' b. Mar. 28, 1877. 

1533. West Shaw,9 son of 789 Samuel West* and Jo- 
anna E. [Perkins] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., May 16, 
1849, and is a farmer at Lyme, New Hampshire. He was 
married first April 2, 1872, to Mary E. daughter of Sidney S. 
and Louisa Grant. She died October 10, 1885. Their 
children were as follows. 

2243 Fkederick West,'" b. Aug. 10, 1874, d. July 10, 1S75. 

2244 Frank Foster," b. Oct. U, 1876. Lives at Lyme, N. H. 

2245 Anna Louisa," b. July 31, 1880, d. April 3, 1S93. 

West Shaw was married second, June 2, 1888, to Julia F., 
daughter of Alfred W. ami Edna E. Pusher. They have one 
child. 

2246 Ralph West,!" b. Mar. 15, 1894. 



FOST R L., HENRY P. BALCH, — MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 377 

1538. Foster Lamson.^ son of 791 Dan Shaw^ and 
Doiothy Marston [Whittier] Balch, was born at Canaan, N. 
H., September 19, 1835, and is the head of the firm of Balch 
& Wetherbee, grading contractors, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
He was married January 14, 1868, to Nancy McArthur, 
daughter of John Morris. She was born at Chillicothe, 
Ohio, October 4, 1829, and died at Minneapolis, Minn., April 
26, 1886. They had five children. The four eldest were 
born at Shakopee, Minn., the youngest at Minneapolis. 

2247* KOBEBT Morris,"" b. April 7, 1864. 

2248* Frank Shaw," I t^,.„„ ^ !«■„„ i« ,q«= i 

2249 Emma Rogkrs,i» ) *^'°'' ^- ^'"'- ^^' ^^^^^ \ d. Oct 15, 1866. 

2250* Gertrude,!" b. March 24, 186S. 

2251 Helbn,i» b. March 11, 1875. 

Foster L. was married second, January 23, 1889, to Helen 
Maria Lord. She was the widow of John Newton, and 
daughter of Samuel and Philura Parker Lord. She was born 
at Putney, Vt., January 7, 1838. 

1540. Henry Francis.^ son of 791 Dan Shaw^ and Dor- 
othy Marston [Whittier] Balch, was born at Bradford, Vt., 
November 17, 1838, and is a railroad contractor, living at 
Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was married June 13, 1862, to 
Evalyn, daughter of James Kendrick. She was born at 
Claremont, N. H., September 20, 1838. To them have been 
born three children, all at Minneapolis. 

2252* Alice Kendrick,!" b. March 3, 1864. 
2253* Mart Evaltn,!" b. June 25, 1866. 
2254 Agnes Louise,^" b. Feb. 24, 1871. 

1541. Martha Jane,^ daughter of 791 Dan Shaw^ and 
Dorothy Marston [Whittier] Balch, was born at Boscawen, 
N. H., November 8, 1842. She was married October 4, 1866, 
to Henry L., son of Joseph Moses. He was born at Welling- 
ton, Maine, July 23, 1835, and is a farmer at Pasadena, Cali- 
fornia. Their two chilch-en were born at Empire, Minnesota. 
Addie Helen, b. June 4, 1867 ; Eva Maud, b. June 8, 1874. 

1542. Dan Whittier," son of 791 Dan Shaw^ and Doro- 



378 NINTH GENERATION. 

thy Marston [ VVIiittier] Balch, was born at Concord, N. H., 
September 28, 18J:4. He was married June 6, 1871, to Maria 
L., daughter of Ireneus Perkins. She was born at Lyme, N. 
H., July 31, 1849. He is a farmer at Lakeville, Minnesota, 
where their children were born. 

2255 Louis Pebkixs," b. April 20, 1S72; d. July 10, 1873. 

2256 Fked Kittbedge.w b. May 28, 1874. 

2257 Ella Winifred,!" b. June 12, 1877. 

2258 Herbert Wyland.i" b. July 3, 1879. 

2259 Edna Irene,'" b. June 25, 1882. 

1543. Fred Kittredge," son of 791 Dan Shaw^ and 
Dorothy Marston [VVhittier] Balch, was born at Boscawen, 
N. H., March 2, 1847. He was married November 2, 1880, 
to Etta M., daughter of Samuel A. Perkins. She was born 
at Buckland, Massachusetts, August 18, 1862. He is a rail- 
road and dock contractor at Lakeville, Minnesota, where 
their children were born. 

2260 Edna L.," b. Dec. 24, lf8-5. 

2281 Delia Maria,'' b. Oct. 6, 1889; cl. Jan. 28, 1891. 

2262 Earl Henry," b. Xov. 28, 1893. 

1544. Charles Joseph.^ son of 791 Dan Shaw^ and 
Dorothy Marston [VVhittier] Balch, was born at Fisherville, 
N. H., December 8, 1848, and is an engineer and electrician, 
living at Owatonna, Minnesota. He was married February 
5, 1890, to Nellie A., daughter of George Thomas and Nancy 
Cordelia Welch. She was born at Burlington, Iowa, October 
15, 1869. 

1545. George Shaw,^ son of 791 Dan Shaw^ and Doro- 
thy Marston [VVhittier] Balch, was born at Fisherville, N. 
H., April 8, 1851. He was married March 30, 1881, to Mary 
F., daughter of Ebenezer Parker. She was born at Grafton, 
N. H., October 16, 1857. He is a farmer at Empire, Minn. 

2263 George Eben,'" b. Jan. 8, 1888. 

1546. William Clark,^ son of 791 Dan Shaw^ and Dor- 
othy Marston [Whittier] Balch, was born at Fisherville, N. 
H., September 18, 1853, and lives at Oakland, California. He 



WILLIAM CLARK BALCH — OAKLAND, CAL. 379 

was married November 2, 1879, to Annie S., daughter of 
Allison Houck. She was born at Lakeville, Minn., May 6, 
18.i9. Their eldest child was born at Preston Lake, Wiscon- 
sin, the youngest at Oakland, and the others at Minneapolis. 

2264 Clifford Allison,!" b. June 27, 1880. 

2265 Chaklotte," b. June 19, 1882; d. y. 

2266 Edwin," b. July 7, 1S87 ; d. y. 

2267 Choatb Newton,^" b. June 13, 1889. 

2268 Robert Elmer,!" b. June 3, 1894. 

1547. Kate Gage.s daughter of 791 Dan Shaw^ and 
Dorothy Marston [Whittier] Balch, was born at St. Anthony, 
Minn., November 9, 1857. She was married November 27, 
1878, to Albeit, son of Alexander Record. He was born at 
Columbus, Indiana, November 22, 1849, and is a carpenter at 
Oakland, California. They have five children : Henry Al- 
bert, b. Jan. 27, 1880 ; Winnifred Dorothy, b. April 19, 1882 ; 
Leon Willis, b. April 4, 1 884. 

1548. Eva Dorothy ,9 daughter of 791 Dan Shaw^ and 
Dorothy Marston [Whittier] Balch, was born at Empire, 
Minnesota, June 8, 1860. She was married December 19, 
1889, to Eugene, son of Elijah and Esther [Geiger] Gris- 
wold. He was born at Quincy, Illinois, July 14, 1848, and 
is a chemical manufacturer at San Francisco, California. 
Their children are as follows : Geneva Esther, b. April 6, 
1891 ; Edwin, b. Nov. 17, 1892. 

1553. Julia Gouverneur,^ daughter of 795 Adna Per- 
kins^ and Susan Brewster [Bibby] Balch, was born at Han- 
over, N. H., November 9, 1861. She was married September 

I, 1889, to Dr. Norman St. George, who graduated at Dart- 
mouth in 1888. They first settled at Fall River, but in 1892 
they removed to Boston. 

1557. Adelia Ann,^ daughter of 796 Francis Brown^ 
and Louisa [Dyke] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., January 

II, 1853. She was married November 23, 1872, to Henry 
Colby, son of Luther P. and Martha [Howe] Tenney. He 



doO NINTH GENERATION. 

was bom November 25, 1851, and is a carpenter at Winches- 
ter, N. H. They have four children, two born at Newport, 
and two at Winchester, New Hampshire. Charles Adna, b. 
July 16, 1876 ; Guy West, b. July 29, 1879 ; Frank Balch, b. 
Jan. 30, 1882 ; Ralph Linwood, b. Aug. 8, 1885. 

1559. Alice Louisa,^ daughter of 796 Francis Brown^ 
and Louisa [Dyke] Balch, was born at Lyme, N. H., Decem- 
ber 18, 1857, and died at Winchester, N. H., August 26, 
1887. She was married June 19, 1880, to Charles Edward, 
son of Frank and Maria [Ripley] Hildreth. He was born at 
Winchester, N. H., October 3, 1855. They lived at Winches- 
ter, and had one child : Linwood B., b. July 30, 1881 ; d. 
Aug. 2, 1882. 

1561. Herbert Newton,^ son of 796 Francis Brown^ and 
Louisa [Dyke] Balch, was born at Haverhill, N. H., July 11, 
1868, and is a carpenter at Winchestei-, New Hampshire. He 
was married December 21, 1891, to Emma Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of George A. and Emma [Whitney] Stone. She was 
born at Gardner, Mass., June 21, 1874. 

1562. Mason Holmes,* son of 799 Mason^ and Sabina 
[Holmes] Balch, was born in Francestown, N. H., Nov. 22, 
1829. He married Maria Nay, of Peterboro, N. H. They 
had one child, who died in infancy. 

1563. Mary Ann,* daughter of 799 Mason^ and Sabina 
[Holmes] Balch, was born in Francestown, -N. H., March 14, 
1827, and died Sept. 30, 1858. In June, 1855, she was mar- 
ried to Deacon Levi Bradford, of Francestown. He died 
Nov. 19, 1884. They lived, died, and were buried in Frances- 
town. They had one daughter: Ella, b. April 17, 1856, 
who lives in Francestown. 

1564. Charles Edward,* son of 799 Mason^ and Han- 
nah [Holt] Balch, was born in Greenfield, N. H., March 17, 
1843, and died at Manchester, N. H., Oct. 18, 1884. He was 
married July 30, 1867, to Eraeline R., daughter of Rev. Na- 



ISRAEL D. BALCH — CAMBRIDGE, MASS., LTJDLOW, VT. 381 

hum Brooks, who was born in Laconia, N. H., September 2, 
1842. They had no children. 

Col. Charles Edward Balch was noted for his strict integ- 
rity, persistent devotion to business, and cordiality of nature. 
He was cashier of the Manchester National Bank from its 
organization, in 1865, until January, 1884, when he became 
one of the directors. For 21 years he was a trustee of the 
Manchester Savings Bank, and in July of 1883 was appointed 
its treasurer. He received his military title by serving two 
years on the staff of Gov. Head. He was a member of the 
Franklin Street Society, and contributed liberally to its ad- 
vancement. 

1565. Israel D.,9 son of 804 John^ and Roxie [Button] 
Balch, was born in Francestown, March 4, 1839. He was 
married to Addie H. Hardy, May 12, 1861. She was a daughter 
of Herman Hardy, of Francestown, and was born in Frances- 
town, June 8, 1838, and died in Boston, Mass., October 15, 
1884. They had three children. 

2269 Lizzie A.,!' b. Mason Village, Jan. 26, 1863; d. Oct. 12, 1S65. 

2270 LiLLiAK A.,!" b. E. Cambridge, Mass., June 27, 1872. 

2271 Percy I.,!" b. E. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 16, 1876. 

Israel D. married second, Aug. 15, 1894, Sadie G., daugh- 
ter of John W. and Ruth [Gage] Burnham, of Bennington, 
N. H. They live at Ludlow, Vermont, where he is proprie- 
tor of the Goddard House. 

1567. Orrin J. L.,9 son of 804 John^ and Roxie [Dutton] 
Balch, was born in Francestown, N. H., May 19, 1843, and 
died January 14, 1895. He was married May 19, 1864, to 
Josie S., daughter of George and Mary [Persons] Nay, of 
Peterboro, N. H. She was born in Peterboro, September 2, 
1842. She now lives at Amoskeag, near Manchester, N. H., 
and has had eight children. 

2272* Etta L.,!" b. June 5, 1865. 

2273 EoGENE,"b. June 6, 1867; d. Oct. 6, 1867. 

2274* Peklet O ,i" b. May 8, 1868. 

2275 Leroy 0.,io b. July 29, 1873. 



382 NINTH GENERATION. 

2276 Frederick H.,i» b. May 29, 1877. 

llVa I™ mS ! *"^°^' ^- ^"^- ''• l^'«; { d. Oct. 29, 1878. 
2279 Harry H.,!" b. Oct. 17, 1884; d. July 29, 1889. 

1572. Harvey John.s son of 806 JohnS and Julia Ann 
[Pond] Balch, was bom in Windsor county, Vermont, July 
22, 1829, and lives at Elbow, New York. He has had seven 
children, five born at Granville, and one at Chestertown, 

N. Y. 

2280* John Harvey," b. Jan. .5, 1850. 

2281 Lowell Josiah,'" b. Feb. 7, 1852; lives at Loch Muller, N. Y. 

2282 Eliza Ann.i' b. April 2, 1854; m. Maxam; lives at Mukwon- 

ago, Wis. 

2283 Charles Andrew,!" b. May 29, 1856; lives at Elbow, N. Y. 

2284 Mason W.,i° b. Nov. 3, 1858; lives at Elbow, N. Y. 
2286 Ella Almira,'" b. April 2.3, 1860. 

2286 MARY,wb. 

1573. Elizabeth M.,^ daughter of 806 John^ and Julia 
Ann [Pond] Balch, was born December 14, 1830, and lives 
at Rutland, Vermont. She was married November 13, 1849, 
to Marzuis Campbell, and has three children : Edgar L., b. 
Nov. 24, 1859 ; Henry C, b. March 9, 1865 ; Margett C, b. 
1866. 

1574. Lowell Levi," son of 806 Jolm^ and Julia Ann 
[Pond] Balch, was born January 22, 1832, and lives at Tafta- 
ville, Vermont. On June 13, 1852, he married his cousin, 
Huldah Ann, daughter of Hiram and 807 Achsah Philena 
[Balch] Whitney. They had eight children, born in Hart- 
land, Vermont. The sixth died young. 

2287* Clara Adklia,!" b. March 12, 1855. 
2288* Elizabeth Campbell,!" ^_ j^iy 21, 1858. 
2289* Sarah Anna,i» b. Dec. 11, 1860. 
2290* Idora Philena,!" b. March 27, 1863. 
2291* Ellen GERTRUDE,i»b. Feb. 1, 1865. 
2292* Harvey Hiram,!" b. May 9, 1868. 
2293 Elerie Austin,'" b. Sept. 26, 1876. 

Lowell Levi married second. May 30, 1886, Mrs. Lucina 
[Hadley] Hatch. 



CHAS. F. BALCH, — BENNINGTON, VT. 383 

1578. Amanda Oordilia,» daughter of 806 John^ and 
Julia Ann [Pond] Balch, was Lorn Aug. 15, 1844, at Gran- 
ville, New York, and died May 14, 1871, at Rutland, Ver- 
mont. She was married at North Granville, New York, Jan . 
1, 1864, to her cousin, John B., son of Hiram and 807 Achsah 
Philena [Balch] Wliitney. They had four children. Mary 
E., born July 1, 1867, d. Feb. 18, 1868 ; Elbert E., b. Sept. 
9, 1869 ; John Henry and James Hiram, twins, b. May 14, 
1871, d. y. 

John B. enlisted August 19, 1862, with his brother, San- 
ford M., in company B, Twelfth Vermont Regiment, Volun- 
teer Infantry, and were both discharged July 14, 1863. 

John B. was married again at Port Henry, New York, Jan- 
uary 6, 1873, to Martha A. Taggart. She was born April 4, 
1851, at Stockholm, Vermont. They live at San Francisco, 
California, where John B. is president and general manager 
of the United States Standard Weight and Measure Associa- 
tion, and have one child, Frank Lowell, born March 4, 1877. 

1579. Mary Ann.^ daughter of 806 John^ and Julia 
Ann [Pond] Balch, was born May 7, 1848, and was married 
fiist, June 13, 1866, to Henry S., son of John S. Willard. 
They have the folloAving children : 

John S., b. Aug. 13, 186Y. 

Nkllik C, b. March 29, 1870; m. Henry H. Haley, June 4, 1887; 

one son, Walter H., b. Sept. 9, 1888; m. second, Edward S. 

Hale, Oct. 24, 1892; two sons, Warrtn E., b. May 13, 1893; 

Harold W., b. Nov. 17, 1894. 

Mabel M., b. April 7, 1872; m. Fred O'Neal, Oct. 23, 1892; one 

daughter, Mary A., b. June 29, 1896. 
Elmer Ellsworth, b. Nov. 19, 1874; m. Eose L. Harlow, Feb. 
16, 1895; one son, Earle E., b. Dec. 23, 1895. 
Mary Ann married second, June 21, 1884, Samuel W. Da- 
vis. They live at Hartland, Vermont. 

1598. Charles F.,^ son of 819 James T.s and Lois 
[Robbins] Balch, was born in Antrim, N. H., November 29, 
1844. He was married November 17, 1870, to Ellen O. Flem- 
ing, who was born at Bennington, N. H., April 10, 1851. 
They reside at Bennington, N. H., and have two children. 



384 NINTH GENERATION. 

2294 Charlotte E.,J» b. Oct. 7, 1871, at Antrim. 

2295 James Hakvey,!" b. Oct. 23, 1876, at Bennington. 

1600. William A.,^ son of 819 James T.^ and Lois 
[Robbins] Balch, was born in Antrim, N. H., November 4, 
1856. He lives at Antrim, and is a dealer in coal, ice and 
lumber. He was married July 16, 1879, to Marietta J., 
daughter of William and Charlotte Smith. She was born 
November 30, 1860. They have one son. 

2296 Hakby E.,!" b. Nov. 30, 1880. 

1601. John A.,P son of 819 James T.^ and Lois [Robbins] 
Balch, was born in Antrim, N. H., February 28, 1860. He is 
a merchant, and since 1893 has been town clerk at Antrim. 
He married Lena L., daughter of Milton and Hattie [Elliot] 
Tenney. She was born at Somerville, Mass., March 16, 
1865. They have three children, born in Antrim. 

2297 IvoN A.,i» b. .Jan. 12, 1884. 

2298 Ina L.,1^ b. May 28, 1885. 

2299 Alfred T.,i^ b. April 4, 1888. 

1603. William Hoyt.^ son of 822 William® and Sarah 
Ann [Hoyt] Balch, was born April 3, 1874, at Nashua, New 
Hampshire, and is a civil engineer in the senior class at Dart- 
mouth College. 

1625. Henry R.,** son of 850 Archibald^ and Mary 
[Sweet] Balch, was born at Richfield, N. Y., December 28, 
1826. He married Delia Bellows, who was born December 
7, 1830. They live at Kuoxville, Pennsylvania, and have 
three children. 

2300* Frederick Volnet,!" b. Sept. 2, 1850; lives atGaleton, Penn. 

2301 Ray S..^' b. Aug. 20, 1859; on way to Alaska when last beard 

from. 

2302 Nevada," b. April 10, 1872 ; lives at Hornellsville, N. T. 

1626. Alphonso Burdette," son of 850 Archibald^ and 
Mary [Sweet] Balch, was born in Otsego county, N. Y., 
April 13, 1832, and is a farmer at Knoxville, Pennsylvania. 
He was married October 15, 1855, to Rhoda M., daughter of 
Abram and Nabbie [Burlingame] Smith. She was born at 



Ar.PHONSO B., MILTON BALCH, — KNOXVILLE, PENN. 385 

SmithviUe, R. I., May 11, 1833. Their four children were 
born at Deerfield,'Pennsylvania. 

2303* Cassius Vernon, i" b. March 6, 1857 . 

2304* Herbert A-.^ob. Feb. 1, 1860. 

2305 Oscar Burdett,"* b. May 6, 1869; lives at Oak Park, 111. 

2306 Foster H.,!" b. July 22, 1875. 

1627. Helen Adalaid.s daughter of 850 Archibalds and 
Mary [Sweet] Balch, was born March 7, 1839, at Knoxville, 
Pennsylvania. She was married at Leominster, Wisconsin, 
September 13, 1860, to Oscar Selleck, of Janesville, Wiscon- 
sin, where they now live and their two childi-en were born : 
Mary Adela, b. Jan. 24, 1863 ; William Hatch, b. Oct. 22, 
1873. 

1630. Milton.s son of 851 Arnold^ and Sarah [Leonard] 
Balch, was born at North Jackson, Penn., January 2, 1831. 
He was a merchant at North Jackson until 1891, after which 
he took a farm in the western part of the town. For nine- 
teen years he was town treasurer. He was married February 
22, 1852, to Ammoratta C, daughter of Luther H. Cawles. 
She Avas born at Warren, Pennsylvania, October 3, 1833. 
They have two daughters, born at New Milford. 

2307 Sarah May,i» b. May 25, 1856; iinm. 
2308* Emma M.,i° b. Sept. 26, 1858. 

1631. Pamela,9 daughter of 876 Dan C.^ and Matilda 
[Grant] Balch, was born January 18, 1842, and died Decem- 
ber 19, 1872. She married Van Rensselaer Phillips, and they 
lived at Ashtebula, Ohio. 

Descendants of 47 David.* 
1651. Ida Frances,^ daughter of 902 Israel Daniel Per- 
kins^ and Margaret [Cherry] Balch, was born December 3, 
1857, at Amesbury, Mass. She was married in 1883 to Edgar 
Augustus Davis. They had one daughter, Mary Nelson, b. 
in 1884. 

1655. William Henry ,9 son of 913 Charles^ and Harriet 
[Hines] Balch, was born at Nelson, N. Y., November 7, 1836, 



386 NINTH GENERATION. 

and is engaged in farming and apiculture at Oran, New 
York. He was married July 3, 1868, to Elizabeth Polly, 
daughter of Arvin Albro, of Cujder, N. Y., where she was 
born, August 16, 1848. They have had four children, all 
born at Cazenovia, N. Y. 
2313* Charles Akvin,!" b. June 17, 1869. 

2314 LiLLiE Mabia,^» b. Nov. 6, 1870; d. Nov. 24, 1878. 

2315 Clara Louisa," b. Dec. 19, 1877. 

2316 Ernest Henry,i» b. July 12, 1882. 

1656. Eliza Jane.s daughter of 918 Charles^ and Harriet 
[Hines] Balch, was born at Nelson, New York, September 2, 
1838, and died May 9, 1885. She was married November 5, 
1864, to John F., son of John H. Loope, of Solon, New 
York. He was born at Solon, August 28, 1848, and is living 
at Cortland, New York. They have had six children. The 
eldest was born at Solon ; the other five were born at Ogden, 
Iowa, where she died. Florence J., b. March 26, 1868, m. J. 
W. Harris ; George W., b. June 9, 1870, d. March 11, 1894 ; 
Lola W., b. June 20, 1872 ; John, b. Feb. 25, 1876, d. in in- 
fancy ; John, b. Jan. 27, 1878, d. in infancy ; Charles W., b. 
Nov. 25, 1881. 

1657. Charles D.,^ son of 913 Charles® and Harriet 
[Hines] Balch, was born at Nelson, N. Y., August 18, 1840, 
and was married June 20, 1866, to Sylvia A., daughter of 
William Blivin, of Edgerton, Wisconsin, where she was born, 
June 4, 1845. They have had five children, all born at Mil- 
ton, Wisconsin. 

2317 Cora M.,i<> b. Oct. 8, 1867. 

2318 William A. B.,"* b. March 3, 1870. 

2319 LouA B.,i» b. April 25, 1873. 

2320 Homer F.,i<> b. March 3, 1875. 

2321 Erving C.iob. Aug. 19, 1881; A. Aug. 19, 1884. 

Charles D. Balch is a farmer at Milton Junction, Wiscon- 
sin. During the civil war he served in company F, sixteenth 
Wisconsin Volunteers, and was with Gen. Sherman in his 
march to the sea. He has been justice of the i^eace in Mil- 



CHAKLES D. BALCH — MILTON JUNCTION, WIS. 387 

toil, and is a member of the S. D. B. church, at Rock River, 
Wisconsin. 

1658. Harriet Cornelia," daughter of 913 Charles^ and 
Harriet [Hines] Balch, was born at De Ruyter, N. Y., Feb- 
ruary 8, 1844, and was married February 2, 1862, to William, 
son of Alexander Doran. He was born at Truxton, N. Y., 
May 30, 1834, and is a farmer at Milton, Wisconsin. They 
have had four children : Frank L., b. at Taylor, N. Y., Jan. 
20, 1863; Nellie E., b. at Pompey, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1864; 
Jennie J., b. at Manlius, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1867 ; George B., 
b. at Milton, Wis., Dec. 7, 1872. 

1659. Maria,9 daughter of 913 CharlesS and Harriet 
[Hines] Balch, was born May 26, 1846. She was married 
first, April 21, 1877, to James R., son of Alexander Wade, of 
Schuyler, N. Y. He was born May 13, 1825, and died Octo- 
ber 21, 1877. At the age of 24 he became principal of 
schools at Buffalo, and held the position for ten years. He 
was a lawyer at Boone, Iowa. 

Maria [Balch] Wade married second. May 21, 1880, Her- 
man D., son of James W. Hall, of Alegon county, Michigan, 
where he was born, June 13, 1854. They have had three 
children, born at Beaver, Iowa : Ivie, b. Aug. 16, 1881 ; 
Bessie, b. July 11, 1883 ; James W., b. Aug. 19, 1884, d. 
March 21, 1885. 

1661. Martha A. ,9 daughter of 919 George A.^ and 
Jamima [Clark] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., August 
19, 1834, and died at Brattleboro, Vt., March 5, 1883, and 
was buried in the same town. She was married May 6, 1857, 
to George M., sou of Mason Fay, who was born at Walpole, 
N. H., October 30, 1832. They had three children, all born 
at Walpole : Mary L., b. Jan. 9, 1859 ; Addie M., b. Sept. 
5, 1860 ; Emma J., b. Sept. 15, 1864. 

1662. Mary A.,9 daughter of 919 George A.^ and Jami- 
ma [Clark] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., July 11, 1837. 



b»» NINTH GENERATION. 

She was married May 2, 1861, to Frederick A., son of Phineas 
and Fanny Chapin. He was born at Charleston, N. H., April 
9, 1831. They lived at Oakdale, Mass., and had no children. 

1663. Emma M.,^ daughter of 919 George A.^ and his 
second wife Maria [Sanderson] Balch, was born at Keene, 
N. H., September 5, 1852, and was married August 9, 1876, 
to George C, son of Andrew and Jane Wilson. He was 
born at Ovid, N. Y., August 18, 1849. They live at Worces- 
ter, Mass., and have one child, Herbert C, b. May 17, 1878, 
at Worcester. 

1664. Charles A.,^ son of 919 George A.^ and Maria 
[Sanderson] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., November 23, 
1854, where he is a sash and blind manufacturer. He was 
married August 31, 1880, to Sarah Kenna. 

1666. Nehemiah Charles,^ son of 926 Nehemiahs and 
Maiy Ann [Lovett] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., Feb- 
ruary 6, 1834. He was married Jan. 5, 1859, to Martha Abby, 
daughter of Isaiah and Elizabeth P. Rogei-s. She was born 
at Ipswich, Mass., September 27. 1836. They have four chil- 
dren, all born at Ipswich, Mass. 

2322 Lenette P.,!" b. Feb. 4, 1863. 

2323 Grace W.,i»b. Sept. 14, 1866. 

2324 Bertram C.,!" b. Feb. 2, 1871. 

2325 Elliott R.,'" b. Aug. 22, 1872. 

Nehemiah Charles is a spring maker and also a musician, 
living at Lowell, Mass., and since 1883 has been with the 
Lamson Store Service Company. Previous to 1883 he was 
first engaged in the dry goods business. His health failing, 
he became a reporter, then a book dealer. 

1668. George Edwin," son of 926 Nehemiah^ and Mary 
Ann [Lovett] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., January 
23, 1839, and died at Boston, June 11, 1874. He was acting 
hospital steward with a Massachusetts regiment during the 
war. He married Annie H. Morse, by whom he had three 
children, born in Boston. 



GEORGE EDMIN BALCH, — BOSTON, MASS. 389 

2326* Geoegb £.,'» b. March 18, 1867. 

2327 Alice,!" b. in 1870; d. Feb. 6, 1874. 

2328 Ralph A.,i» b. Dec. 30, 1871 ; living at Boston, Mass. 
1669. Ruth 01ementine,9 daughter of 928 Roberts and 

Lydia [Pike] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., January 17, 
1830, and was married March 28, 1854, to "William H. Por- 
ter, M. D., a son of Vine Porter, He was born at Morris- 
town, Vt., May 10, 1830, and is a practicing physician at Sur- 
ry, N. H., where their four children were born : Myron H., 
b. Jan. 3, 1855 ; Charles H., b. Jan. 29, 1858, d. Jan. 29, 
1861 ; Ellen H., b. Dec. 26, 1861 ; Kate H., b. Jan. 26, 1865. 
1672. Louisa Pike,^ daughter of 928 Robert^ and Lydia 
[Pike] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., November 1, 1836, 
and died at Cambridge, Vt., August 6, 1862. She was mar- 
ried May 15, 1859, to Daniel, son of John and Lavinia 
Prince, who was born at Johnson, Vt., May 23, 1830. He 
served during the civil war in the Eighth Vermont Volun- 
teers, company E. He is a farmer, and lives at Cambridge, 
Vt. They have had two children : Minnie, b. May 5, 1860, 
at Johnson, Vt., d. Aug. 2, 1867; Stella L., b. Feb. 9, 1862, 
at Cambridge, Vt., m. Feb. 28, 1882, Fred Putnam. 

1674. Caroline Martha.^ daughter of 928 Robert^ and 
Lydia [Pike] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., August 28, 
1843. She was married November 14, 1865, to Levi B. 
Adams, who was born at Eden, Vt., March 19, 1838, and 
died at Morristown, Vt., July 30, 1877. He was a son of 
James and Lucy [Ritterbush] Adams. He served three yeais 
during the civil war in company D, First Vermont Artillery. 
They had five children, all born at Johnson, except the young- 
est, who was born at Morristown, Vt. : James H., b. May 7, 
1866, d. June 8, 1866 ; Persis B., b. May 15, 1867, m. Nov. 
24,1885, to James M. Tinker, of Morristown; Guy C, b. 
Jan. 22, 1869 ; Azariah M., b. Dec. 30, 1873 ; Lucy J., b. 
Aug. 5, 1877, d. Jan. 30, 1878. 

1675. Julia Etta,» daughter of 928 Robert^ and Lydia 



390 NINTH GENERATION. 

[Pike] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., March 5, 1846, and 
was married January 15, 1884, to Herbert W., son of Clark 
B. and her cousin, Ruth K. [Balch] Page. He was born at 
Waterville, Vt., September 14, 1858, is a farmer, and lives at 
Johnson, Vt. They have an adopted son, Lynn R., b. Feb. 
20, 1875, and one daughter, Cynthia J., b. July 20, 1885. 

1677. Ruth K.,3 daughter of 930 Solomon^ and Hannah 
[Clark] Balch, was born at Waterville, Vt., April 11, 1833. 
She married Clark B. Page, by whom she had two children : 
Cynthia, m. Harry Grand, and had two sons and three daugh- 
ters ; Herbert W., b. Sept. 14, 1858, m. his mother's cousin, 
1675 Julia Etta Balch. 

1678. Enos,9 son of 930 SolomonS and Hannah [Clark] 
Balch, was born at Waterville, Vt., December 16, 1835, where 
he now lives. He married Hannah Lowater. Their children 
are as follows : 

2329 Haskell,!" b. 1858. 

2330 Hezmon,i» b. 1860; d. y. 
2331* Flora,!" b. 1862: 

2332 Pehsa,!" b. 1866; d. y. 

2333 ELJtEB,!" b. 1868. 

2334 Abbt,!" b. 1869; d. y. 

2335 Alice,!" b. 1872. 

2336 Adell,!" b. 1874. 

2337 Hakbikt,!" b. 1877. 

1679. Mary,'' daughter of 930 Solomon^ and Maria A. 
[Hurlburt] Balch, was born in 1844, and died in Kansas. 
She married Milton Gilman Kenson. They had one son, 
William Gilman. 

1680. Martha,9 daughter of 930 Solomon^ and Maria 
A. [Hurlburt] Balch, was born in 1846, and died at Water- 
ville, Vermont. She married Charles Bixby, and they had 
two children : Mira, Renor. 

1681. Fidelia," youngest daughter of 930 Solomon^ and 
Maria A. [Hurlburt] Balch, was born in 1848, and married 
David Prince Johnson. They had seven children : Myron, 
Clare, Charles, Martha, d. y. ; Mar)', John, Hannah. 



PEED BALCH, — MASSENA SPRINGS, N. Y. 391 

1682. Alma H.,9 daughter of 932 AUenS and Jane [An- 
drews] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., November 8, 1843, 
and died in March, 1889. She was married October 4, 1866, 
to Herbert C, son of Hiram A. Larkin. He was born at St. 
Armand, P. Q., October 4, 1841, and is a farmer. In 1882 
they moved from Vermont to Mechanicsburg, Ohio, where 
they live. Their four children were born at Johnson : Allen 
A., b. July 25, 1867 ; Jennie V., b. Nov. 7, 1869 ; Bertie, b. 
Feb. 24, 1871 ; Mary, b. Jan. 23, 1874. 

1683. Edwin K..^ son of 932 Allen^ and Jane [An- 
drews] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., October 12, 1846, 
where he died, December 19, 1895, as the result of an acci- 
dent seventeen months previous. He was a carpenter, and 
from 1881 to 1889 lived in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. He was 
married December 25, 1871, to Abbie J., daughter of Hiram 
A. Larkin. She Avas born May 4, 1845, at St. Armand, P. Q. 
Their two children were born at Johnson. 

2338 INA M.,i» b. Oct. 1, 1872. 

2339 Warren S.j^ob. Feb. 24, 1874. 

1686. Addie,9 daughter of 932 AUen^ and Jane [An- 
drews] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., December 25, 1857, 
and died in the same town, September 7, 1885. She was mar- 
ried February 14, 1884, to George Hall, of Connecticut. 
They had one daughter, born at Johnson, Jan. 1, 1885. 

1687. Fred,9 son of 933 Frederick P.s and Elvira [Clark] 
Balch, was born at Massena, N. Y., October 21, 1848. He 
was married November 3, 1869, to Ettie, daughter of James 
Murray. She was born September 30, 1848. Their four 
children were born at Massena, N. Y. 

2340* Fred J.,!" b. April 15, 1870. 

2341* Frank W.,i» b. Aug. 1, 1873. 

2342 Elviba.io b. April 3, 1876. 

2343 Jessie,!" b. Aug. 25, 1881. 

Fred is a steam fitter and machinist. He lives at Massena 
Springs, New York. 



392 NINTH GENEKATION. 

1696. Susan Elizabeth,^ eldest daughter of 940 Sam- 
uel^ and Nancy Maria [Bartlett] Balch, was born at Dalton, 
New Hampshire, December 27, 1835. She was married April 
9, 1857, to Rufus Howard Pike, who was bom at London- 
derry, N. H., and died January 8, 1895. His widow lives at 
Manchester, N. H., where their two children were born. 
Sarah Helen, b. Aug. 21, 1859, d. y. ; Florence Maria, b. 
Oct. 15, 1861, m. June 2, 1891, Willis Byron Kendall. 

1697. George Granville,^ son of 940 SamueP and Nancy 
Maria [Bartlett] Balch, was born at Unity, N. H., August 
17, 1837, and died at Port Royal, 8. C, December 20, 1865, 
and was buried at Manchester, N. H. He was a mechanic. 
He married Harriet Whittier, who lives at Lynn, Mass. They 
had three children, all of whom died young. 

2344 Lizzie. 1" 

2345 S.VMUEI..1" 

2346 Harbiet." 

1700. Prolina L.,** daughter of 941 Moses^ and Mary 
Ann [Burnham] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., December 
24, 1834, and died at Epsom, N. H., June 18, 1878, and was 
buried at Goffstown, N. H. She was married July 8, 1856, 
to William L. Otis, of New Boston. They had four chil- 
dren : Frederic C, b. April 26, 1857, m. Dec. 7, 1880, to 
Minnie Johnson, lives at East Boston, Mass. ; Grace M., b. 
Dec. 13, 1866, d. January 20, 1889 : m. Feb. 14, 1886, to Fred- 
erick Waldo, of New Boston, N. H., Roscoe E., b. Feb. 21, 
1870, living at East Boston, Mass.; Sarah B., b. May 24, 1876, 
d. at Epson, Feb. 25, 1877. 

1701. Elizabeth A.," daughter of 941 Moses^ and Mary 
Ann [Burnham] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., February 
22, 1837, and was married March 23, 1858, to Ira Christie, of 
New Boston, N. H., where they reside, and have four chil- 
dren : Martha and Mary, twins, living at Manchester, N. 
H. ; Herbert, b. 1861, m. Avila Pinkney ; Blanche, m. Harry 
Morgan. 



WAYLAND F. BALCH, — WESTPORD, MASS. 393 

1702. Wayland P..^ son of 941 Moses^ and Mary Ann 
[Burnham] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., May 28, 1839, 
and was married July 24, 1865, to Sarah F. Richardson, of 
Westford, Mass., where they live, and have three children. 

2347* Lena E.,i» b. 1866. 

2348 Agnes D.,i» b. 1870. 

2349 Mary G.,»b. 1875. 

1703. Sarah A.,^ daughter of 941 Moses^ and Mary Ann 
[Burnham] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., October 31, 
1841. She was married July 4, 1860, to Kirk C. Bartlett, of 
Manchester, N. H. They reside in Manchester, and have 
one daughter, Florence G., b. May 16, 1863, m. Nov. 10, 
1887, Dr. Fred F. Fisher. 

1704. Ellen Asinith," daughter of 941 Moses^ and Mary 
Ann [Burnham] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., February 
14, 1844, and was married June 11, 1767, to Royal H. Robie, 
of Goffstown, N. H. They reside at Palatka, Fla., and have 
one daughter, born at Creston, Iowa : Edna Lavina, b. Oct- 
7, 1873, who was married at Palatka, Aug. 11, 1896, to Harry 
E. Stewart. 

1705. Charles S.,^ son of 941 Moses« and Mary Ann 
[Burnham] Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., February 5, 
1848, and was married at Dumberton, N. H., November 10, 
1883, to Mary A. Moses. They reside at Goffstown, N. H., 
and have one daughter. 

2350 Florence J.,i» b. Jan. 26, 1885. 

1706. Samuel H.,** son of 941 Moses^ and Mary Ann 
[Burnham] Balch, was born at Goffstown, N. H., October 1, 
1854, and was married April 26, 1881, to Ella L. Mudgett, of 
Ware, N. H. They reside at Westford, Mass. 

2351 George M., b. Oct. 26, 1888. 

1708. Willard M.,^ son of 942 Abijay and Eliza [Nites] 
Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., April 17, 1840, where he 
was a farmer, and died December 17, 1881. He was married 
June 30, 1860, to Ann E., daughter of Peter and Olive 



394 NINTH GENERATION. 

[Graves] Masure, who was born at Cambridge, Vt., Decem- 
ber 6, 1842. Their three children were born in Johnson. 

2352 Eva Eliza.i" b. Feb. 1, 1862; d. May 15, 1862. 

2353 Fkedebick,io b. Aug. 13, 1864. 

2354 Hattie E.,!" b. Sept. 9, 1866. 

1710. Almon,9 son of 942 Abijah^ and Eliza [Nites] 
Balch, was born at Johnson, Vt., November 20, 1847, where 
he is engaged in farming. He enlisted in February, 1865, in 
the Eighth Vermont Infantry, but saw no field service. He 
was married November 9, 1869, to Mary E., daughter of Dan- 
iel and Elizabeth [Robinson] Hughes, who was born March 
31, 1847, in Ohio. They have had four children. The three 
eldest were born at Sagone, Illinois, the youngest at Monti- 
cello, Illinois. 

2355 Emma Estella,i» b. Sept. 6, 1870. 

2356 Edxa Mat,m b. April 5. 1872; d. Dec. 5, 1880. 

2357 WiLLi.YM,!" b. Xov. 21, 1873. 

2358 Charles Vebnon,i'' b. Oct. 16, 1875. 

1711. John W.,9 son of 946 John Jefferson^ and Abigail 
G. [Mudgett] Balch, was born at New Boston, N. H., Sept. 
10, 1828, and died at Kennebuukport, Maine, March 4, 1879. 
He was a ship carpenter, and also engaged in farming and in 
coast surveying. On January 25, 1852, he married Sarah E. 
Wormwood, who was born February 24, 1835, at Kennebuuk- 
port, Maine, where she now lives and her childi-en were born. 

2359* Daxiel Ellhidge,i» b. April 22, 1853. 

2360 George Willis,!" b. jjec. 8, 1855. 

2361 Charles Frederick,^" b. Dec. 19, 1858. 

2362 Ida Elizabeth,^" b. June 7, 1862; d. Nov. 1, 1865. 
2363* LiLL DoKA,i» b. Sept. 27, 1867. 

2364 Henby Robie,!" b. June 27, 1869. 

2365 Florence," b. May 31, 1873; d. Jan. 5, 1874. 

1712. Moses M.,'' son of 946 John Jefferson^ and Abi- 
gail G. [Mudgett] Balch, was born at Sunapee, N. H., Sep- 
tember 11, 1831, and is a lumber dealer at New Ipswich, N. 
TI. In his business he lost his right hand. He was married 
November 20, 1856, to Harriet E. Stiles, of Wilton, N. H. 



BAKKER SAWYER BALCH— RICHMOND, VT. 395 

They have four children, the first bom at Weare, and the 
others at Temple, N. H. 

2366 Anna J.,1" b. Nov. 11, 1858. 

2367* Eller M.,i» b. July 3, 1862. 

2368» Abby L.,10 b. Feb. 1, 1870. 

2369 Albro L.,1') b. Jan. 8, 1878. 

1713. Mary Emily ,» daughter of 946 John Jefferson** 
and Abigail G. [Mudgett] Balch, was born at New Boston, 
N. H., July 17, 1840, and was married Oct. 16, 1864, to David 
G. Dickey, of Deering, N. H. He is a farmer. During the 
civil war he served in the Second New Hampshire regiment, 
and as a result of this service his health was seriously injured, 
having been in thirteen actual engagements and suffered 
many hardships. They reside at Lyudeboro, N. H., and have 
had one son, Neil J., b. Dec. 14, 1871 ; d. Feb. 13, 1883. 

1715. Helen Abigails daughter of 948 EUphalet« and 
Lucretia M. [Barker] Balch, was born at Fairhaven, Vt., 
September 5, 1834, and died iu Johnson, Vt., August 16, 
1881. She was married November 9, 1859, to Julious, son of 
Julious Bliss. He was born at Jericho, Vt., April 15, 1833, is 
a farmer, and lives in Morris ville, Vermont. They had four 
children. All were born in Jericho. 

Anna Eliza, b. July 23, 1860; m. George Charles Cooke, at 
Morristown, Vt, Aug. 19, 1891. One child, Lena May, b. 
Aug. 8, 1894. 
Elmer, b. Dec. 1, 1861; m. Elsie Estella Gould, at Stowe, Vt., 

Nov. 1, 1893. 
Ida Flora, b. Jan. 7, 1864 ; m. John E. Woodworth, at Morris- 
town, Vt., Jan. 22, 1891. One child, John Sedgwick, b. April 
17, 1892; d. Sept. 13, 1893. 
Jessie Lucketia, b. July 2, 1866; m. William W. Fairbanks, at 
Stowe, Vt., Nov. 1, 1893. 

1717. Barker Sawyer," sou of 948 Eliphalets and Lu- 
cretia M. [Barker] Balch, was born at Jericho, Vt., July 28, 
1838, and was married March 18, 1868, to Anna Jane, daugh- 
ter of Uzziel Whitcomb. She was born November 21, 1848. 
They live in Richmond, Vt., where he is engaged in farming, 
and their three children were born. 



396 NINTH GENERATION. 

2370* Frank Abthub," b. April 25, 1870. 

2371 Charles Sumner, i» b. June 1, 1873; d. July 9, 1883. 

2372 Jennie Mabei,,!" b. April 17, 1885. 

1721. Fayette,9 son of 948 Eliphalet^ and Lucretia M. 
[Barker] Balch, was bom at Jericho, Vt., August 23, 1848, 
and died in the same town, September 30, 1886, where he was 
a farmer. He was married March 18, 1874, to Mary Janette, 
daughter of Manasseh Osgood. She was born at Westford, 
Vt., August 6, 1844. 

1722. Effie Jane,9 daughter of 948 Eliphalet^ and Lu- 
cretia M. [Barker] Balch, was born at Jericho, Vt., Septem- 
ber 16, 1850. She was married April 20, 1875, to Dennis 
Eugene, son of Orlin Rood. He was born at Jericho, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1848, is a harness maker at Jericho, where their 
three children were born : Maude Alice, b. June 3, 1876 ; 
Madge Lucretia, b. Jan. 2, 1879; Helen Myra, b. June 21, 
1880. 

1723. Henry H.,« son of 951 William Plummer^ and 
Sarah C. [Gove] Balch, was born at South Weare, N. H., 
January 16, 1847, is a farmer, and resides at South Weare, 
N. H. He is a Democrat, a Universalist, and a member of 
Mount William Lodge, I. 0. O. F. He was married February 
2, 1868, to Maria R., daughter of William and Mary P. Em- 
ery. She was born at North Weare, July 26, 1845. Tliey 
have two children, both born at South Weare. 

2373 Eva L.,i' b. March 3, 1873. 

2374 Myrtie M.,w b. Jan. 2, 1875. 

1724. Delila Qove.^ daughter of 951 William Plummer^ 
and Sarah C. [Gove] Balch, was born at South Weare, N. 
H., September 16, 1848. She was married December 30, 
1870, to Edwin J., son of William and Eliza Tenney. He is 
a Republican. They are Universalists, and have one child, 
born at North Weare, where they live : Fred P., b. Decem- 
ber 3, 1871. 

1725. Almena M.,^ daughter of 951 William Plummer* 



CLARA L. [bALCH] GOODEICK, — OSHKOSH, WIS. 397 

and Sarah C. [Gove] Balch, was born at South Weare, N. H., 
March 11, 1850. She was married in August, 1881, to David 
N. Butterfield. They reside at North Lyndeboro, New 
Hampshire, post-office New Boston, and are Universalists. 
They have three children, all born at New Boston : Addie 
J., b. Jan. 25, 1882, d. Dec. 24, 1891 ; Mary Ella, b. Dec. 17, 
1884 ; Florence E., b. Dec. 27, 1886 ; George N., b. March 
29, 1888. 

1726. Emma D.,9 daughter of 951 William Plummer» 
and Sarah G. [Gove] Balch, was born at South Weare, N. H., 
July 18, 1855. She was married December 24, 1876, to George 
F., son of Raymond and Roxanna Hadley. He is a Dem- 
ocrat. They are Universalists, and live at Weare Centre, 
where their onlj^ child was born : Emma B., b. June 26, 
1881. 

1727. Jennie Laura,^ daughter of 958 John A.^ and 
Caroline [Stevenson] Balch, was born at Keeseville, N. Y., 
March 25, 1853. She was married June 3, 1869, to John W. 
Bishop, a lawyer, who is now a partner in the Underwood 
Veneer Company, at Wausau, Wisconsin. They have adopt- 
ed two children : Chester E., b. March 18, 1882 ; Rena May, 
b. Oct. 16, 1888. 

1728. Clara Louisa,^ daughter of 958 John A.^ and 
Caroline [Stevenson] Balch, was born at Peru, New York, 
January 20, 1855. She was married May 12, 1871, to Edson 
J. Goodrick, who is a lawyer. He was born June 21, 1878. 
They live at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and have had three chil- 
dren : Raleigh Allen, b. Nov. 13, 1872, d. Aug. 3, 1896 ; 
Arthur Balch, b. Sept. 3, 1874 ; Edson J., b. June 21, 1878, 
d. May, 1895. 

1729. Elizabeth D.,9 daughter of 958 John A.s and 
Caroline [Stevenson] Balch, was born at Peru, N. Y., No- 
vember 27, 1856, and lives at Dufur, Oregon. She was mar- 
ried December 29, 1872, to Alpha K. Dufur, at Oshkosh, 



ays NINTH GENERATION. 

Wis. He owned a valuable flour mill at Dufur, and died 
February 19, 1896. They had three children : Edna C, b- 
Dec. 29, 1873, d. Nov. 12, 1882 ; Merritt Howe, b. March 16, 
1875, d. Dec. 3, 1882; Daisy E., b. Jan. 23, 1880. 

1730. Mary Kate," daughter of 958 John A.^ and Caro- 
line [Stevenson] Balch, was born at Ausable Forks, N. Y., 
July 20, 1858. She was married August 2, 1886, to George 
Milton Rock, an engineer. He was born September 17, 1856. 
They live at Altoona, Wisconsin, and have four children : 
John Allan, b. April 29, 1887 ; George Milton, b. Jan. 27, 
1889 ; Hazel, b. Aug. 8, 1881 ; Frank Abner, b. Sept. 9, 
1892. 

1731. Charles P.,^ son of 958 John A.^ and Caroline 
[Stevenson] Balch, was born at lola. Wis., April 21, 1860, 
and is a druggist at Dufur, Ore. He was married at Dufur, 
June 28, 1891, to Mrs. Lois, daughter of Andrew J. Dufur, 
Jr. Andrew J. was a cousin of Alpha K. Dufur, who mar- 
ried 1729 Elizabeth D. Balch. 

1734. Ossian E. D./ son of 960 Ezra D.s and Martha 
E. [Nye] Balch, was born at Northfield, Vt., July 21, 1853. 
He was a farmer at Northfield, Vermont, and married. May 3, 
1880, Sarah Green, of Amherst, Nova Scotia. They have 
two children, one born at Amherst, N. S., the other at Barre, 
Vermont. 

2375 Lesteb W.," b. July 1, 1881. 

2376 Carrie M.,i° b. Aug. 6, 1882. 

1735. Allen E.,^ son of 960 Ezra D.s and Martha E. [Nye] 
Balch, was born at Northfield, Vt., October 7, 1855, and is a 
stone cutter at Barre, Vermont. He married Etta Corliss, of 
EUenburg, N. Y., and they are members of the M. E. Church. 
They have three children. 

2377 Orson Allen.h^ b. Dec. 7, 1879. 
2878 Arabella Etta.i" b. Nov. 22, 1881. 
2379 Lena Ethel,i» b. Dec. 31, 1883. 

1736. Etta Alma,9 daughter of 960 Ezra D.« and Mar- 



JOHN ALLEN BALCH,— FEANKFORT, IND. 399 

tha E. [Nye] Balch, was born at lola, Wis., February 10, 
1858. She married Ransom B. Vaughn, a blacksmith. They 
live at Barre, Vt., are members of the Methodist church, and 
have one child, Clarence, b. March 30, 1882. 

1737. Orrelia E.,9 daughter of 960 Ezra D.s and Martha 
E. [Nye] Balch, was born at Tola, Wis., March 3, 1861. She 
married Walter Kimball, of Worcester, Mass. He is a far- 
mer, and they live at Coldbrook, Massachusetts. They had 
one child, Allen W., b. Feb. 23, 1885. 

1738. Mattie E.,9 daughter of 960 Ezra D.s and Martha 
E. [Nye] Balch, was born at lola. Wis., May 19, 1867. She 
married Vernon E. Lindsey, a stone cutter at Barre, Ver- 
mont. They are members of the Methodist church, and have 
one child, a son, b. Jan. 3, 1886. 

1739. John Allen,^ son of 963 John B.^ and Mary Ann 
[Stoddard] Balch, was born at Madison, Ohio, February 2, 

1839. He was married August 13, 1862, to Mary E., daugh- 
ter of Isaac and Charlotte Van Duzar. They have had three 
children. 

2380 Lottie Ajstsi,^ b. Nov. 25, 1863, at Saginaw, Mich. ; d. Oct. 2, 

1871, at Tipton, Ind. 

2381 Henbt Allen,!" i,. March IS, 1870, at Clifton, 111. 

2382 George Peect,i» b. July 18, 1873, at West Unity, Ohio. 
John Allen is a man of liberal views. He enlisted August 

12, 1862, in the 72d Illinois Regiment, and served three years 
as a non-commissioned officer. He was with his regiment in 
all its campaigns and battles, except for three months while 
a prisoner of war at Cahaba, Alabama. He is a railroad con- 
tractor at Frankfort, Indiana, and his wife is the state organ- 
izer of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. 

1740. William Henry,^ son of 963 John B.^ and Mary 
Ann [Stoddard] Balch, was born at Madison, Ohio, April 10, 

1840, and died of small-pox in the army hospital at La 
Grange, Tennessee, Jan. 14, 1863. He was well formed and 
graceful. He enlisted at the same time with his brother, John 



400 NINTH GENERATION. 

A., and went to the front. Between them there was an un- 
usual fraternal love. 

1742. Ann Eliza,* daughter of 963 John B.s and Mary 
Ann [Stoddard] Balch, was born at Madison, Ohio, April 8, 
1844. After her mother's death she lived at Berlin, Wis- 
consin, and taught school. She was married at Eureka, 
Wisconsin, February 13, 1864, to William H., son of Israel 
and Elizabeth [Getman] Williams. He was born in Herki- 
mer County, N. Y., February 17, 1836. He served for three 
years in the Third Wisconsin Battery and was the only man 
who was not out of the command for a single day. He had 
a farm at Aurora, Wisconsin, until 1884, when they removed 
to Raymond, South Dakota, for a time. They now live at 
Meadow Valley, Wisconsin. They have had seven children, 
the six eldest born at Aurora, the youngest at Winnebago, 
Wisconsin : Melvin Henry, b. May 19, 1866, m. Delvina 
Bertrand; Grace Julia, b. Sept. .5, 1867, m. Samuel Stewart; 
Gertrude Eliza, b. Dec. 16, 1869, m. Charles Hazelton ; 
Roger, b. April 14, 1872, d. July 23, 1873 ; Ralph Ovette, 
b. July 24, 1874 ; Henry Oscar, b. Aug. 13, 1881 ; William, 
b. May 30, 1884, d. June 3,1884. 

1743. Oscar Nelson,* son of 963 John B.^ and Mary 
Ann [Stoddard] Balch, was born at Madison, Ohio, May 16, 
1846, and died, unmarried, at Aurora, Wisconsin, in 1873. 
He was in business with his brother, John Allen. 

1745. Julia Ann,* daughter of 963 John B.^ and Mary 
Ann [Stoddard] Balch, was born at Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, 
December 4, 1851, ten days before her mother's death. She 
commenced teaching at the age of eighteen and taught sev- 
eral terms at Necedah, Wisconsin. She was married in 1874 
at Aurora, Wisconsin, to E. O., son of Nehemiah D. and 
Lucy [Brook] Rundell. He was born at Russell, N. Y., 
July 10, 1846. He is a farmer and cranberry grower at 
Aurora, where their two children were born : Nina L., b. 
.luly 16, 1875 ; Hayes A., b. Nov. 21, 1876. 



FEED "WILLARD BALCH, — BALCH's RANCH, WIS. 401 

1747. Laura Ellen,^ daughter of 963 John B.8 and 
Ellen O. [Stevens] Balch, was born at Fon du Lac, Wis- 
consin, August 29, 1854. She was married at Necedah, 
Wisconsin, in 1873, to Edwin, son of Edwin C. and Emily 
BuUis. He was born at Poton Creek, Dane County, Wis- 
consin, January 15, 1849. They lived at Scranton, Wis- 
consin, for five years, at La Crosse for two years, in Dakota 
for two years, at De Kalb, Illinois, and at Chicago, where 
they now live. Mr. Bullis has been in railroad employ, 
except during his residence at Dakota, where he owned a 
farm. They have two children ; John C, b. Feb. 24, 1874, 
at Scranton, Wisconsin ; Bessie L., b. June 9, 1880, at 
La Ciosse. 

1748. Frances Amelia,^ daughter of 963 John B.« and 
Ellen O. [Stevens] Balch, was born at Aurora, Wisconsin, 
March 28, 1856. She was married in 1874 at Balch's Ranch, 
Wisconsin, to George, son of John HockenhuU, who was 
born at Oak Creek, Wisconsin, November 6, 1851, and is a 
merchant at Alton, Kansas. They have one child, Olive, 
b. July 15, 1876, at Berlin, Wisconsin. 

1750. Fred Willard.s son of 963 John B.^ and Ellen O. 
[Stevens] Balch, was born at Aurora, Wisconsin, June 15, 
1860, and is engaged in cranberry culture at Daly, Wiscon- 
sin. He was married in 1885 to Rilda, daughter of John 
Darling. She was born at Crystal Lake, Wisconsin, June 
25, 1861. They reside at Balch's Ranch, Wisconsin, and 
have three children : 

2383 Gladys Mtktle,i° b. Jan. 14, 1886. 

2384 Garnet Blanche," b. July 18, 1891. 

2385 John Willard,i» b. Apr. 16, 1896. 

1752. Nina Jessie.^ daughter of 963 John B.^ and Ellen 
O. [Stevens] Balch, was born at Saginaw, Michigan, Octo- 
ber 25, 1863, and is a successful real estate and merchandise 
broker at Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the only woman 
thus occupied in the city and is also an acceptable writer of 



402 NINTH GENERATION. 

stories for magazines. On May 27, 1896, she was married 
to Winter Davis, son of General Levi A. Nutting, of Fari- 
bault, Minnesota. 

1753. Hattie,9 daughter of 963 John B.^ and Ellen O. 
[Stevens] Balch, was born at Aurora, Wisconsin, November 
18, 1869. She was educated at Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, 
and was married November 27, 1888, to Joseph A. Gosselin 
of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they live and their three 
children were born : Hazel L., b. March 12, 1890 ; Guy 
Balch, b. March 31, 1891 ; Jessie O., b. Aug. 17, 1893. 

1755. William Allen,9 son of 965 Hiram AUen^ and 
Eaaily H. [Curtis] Balch, was born in Chicago, Illinois, 
August 27, 1869, and was married on June 11, 1895 to Clara 
Comstock, daughter of Dudley W. and Martha Parham Far- 
lin of Washington, D. C. He was educated in the public 
and private schools of Washington, later taking up the study 
of architecture, which is now his profession. He went to 
Chicago in 1892 and was employed in the construction de- 
partment of the World's Fair until April, 1894, when he 
entered the office of D. H. Burnham & Co., architects, with 
whom he has remained. 

1759. Edward Perley,** son of 972 Humphrey^ and 
Hannah P. [Bi-adstreet] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., 
January 13, 1850, and is a publisher living at West New- 
bury, Mass. He married Miss Mary H. Orne. 

1760. Gilbert Brownell.s son of 972 Humphrey^ and 
Hannah P. [Bradstreet] Balch, was born at Topsfield, Mass., 
February 9, 1856. He married Miss Mary E. Perkins. No 
issue. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1877. He 
is in business with his brother, Edward P., and resides in 
Boston. 

: 1761. Anna Bradstreet,^ daughter of 972 Humphrey^ 
and Hannah P. [Bradstreet] Balch, was born at Topsfield, 
Mass., February 18, 1860. She married Frederick Jordon. 



BENJAMIN H. BALCH, — BALSTON, N. T. 403 

1763. Mary Augusta," daughter of 973 Jeremiah 
Stone^ and Mavy [Shepherd] Balch, was born at Salem, 
Mass., June 16, 1853, and died March 31, 1888. She mar- 
ried Thurton Perkins and had two children : Sallie M., b. 
June 19, 1876, and Mollie W., b. July 15, 1880. 

1768. Florence Eliza," daughter of 974 Benjamin 
Johnson^ and Eliza [Killam] Balch, was born at Topsfield, 
Mass., September 3, 1859. She taught music for three years 
at the Weslean Female Seminary at Oxford, Ohio, and is 
now a teacher of vocal music at Mt. Holyoke Seminary. 

FOURTH BRANCH. 

Descendants of 9 Freeborn.' 
Descendants of 51 Freeborn.^ 

1773. Mary E.," daughter of 975 Lewis^ and Sarah 
[Tucker] Balch, was born at West Troy, N. Y., July 5, 1853. 
She was married April 15, 1878, to Edwin Plantz, who was 
born at Gloversville, N. Y., June 15, 1847. They live at 
Saratoga Springs, and have had eight children : Lillian, 
b. March 14, 1874 ; Lewis Henry, b. Jan. 14, 1876, d. May, 
1881 ; George, b. Sept. 24, 1878 ; Harry, b. Sept. 11, 1880, d. 
February, 1882; Henry, b. Aug. 11, 1882; Viola, b. June 
11, 1884 ; Edward, b. June 14, 1886 ; William J., b. March 
31, 1888. 

1774. Benjamin H.," son of 975 Lewis^ and Sarah 
[Tucker] Balch, was born at Greenwich, N. Y., December 
22, 1855, and was married May 8, 1877, to Lavira, daughter 
of George and Eunice [Merrill] Luffman. She was born at 
Balston Spa, October li, 1853. They live at Balston, N. Y., 
and have had four children, born in that town. 

2386 Edwin H.," b. Dec. 23, 1879. 

2387 BEX.JAMIN H.,!" b. April 1.5, 1881; d. June 27, 1882. 

2388 Sakah E.,if b. April 2, 1884. 

2389 Howard E.," b. Sept. 11, 1887. 

1783. Fannie Augusta," daughter of 988 Walter By- 
ron^ and Augusta Evelyn [Demeritt] Balch, was born at 



404 NINTH GENERATION. 

Manchester, New Hampshire, May 19, 1867, and was mav- 
ried in 1893 to Morris Lamprey, of Manchester. 

1785. Louisa Sliattuck,^ daughter of 993 Henry Au- 
gustus^ and Lauretta C. [Wliitcomb] Balch, was born in 
1849. She married Oscar J. Gilbert, of Lowell, Mass., and 
had a number of children. 

Descendants of 52 BeYijamin.* 

1796. Joanna,® daughter of 1027 Benjamin^ and Ann 
[Van Benthusen] Balch, was born May 22, 1823, and died 
January 14, 1877. She was married June 18, 1850, to Way- 
land C. Parker, and had no children. 

1797. George H.,® son of 1027 Benjamin^ and Ann [Van 
Benthusen] Balch, was born July 1, 1825, and died May J.5, 
1892. He was not married, a baker, and lived at Syracuse, 
New York. 

1798. Benjamin James,® son of 1027 Benjamin^ and 
Ann [Van Benthusen] Balch, was born August 27, 1828, 
and died October 7, 1887. He was an iron moulder at Syra- 
cuse, New York, where he was born and died. He was mar- 
ried December 29, 1863, to Lizzie Gray, who was born at 
Knox, N. Y. They had one child. 

2390 Cora Ella,!" b. Jan. 30, 1865. 

1799. John W.,® son of 1027 Benjamin^ and Ann [Van 
Benthusen] Balch, was born August 10, 1887, at Manlius, 
N. Y., and is a brass molder at Syracuse, N. Y. He was mar- 
ried June 1, 1860, to Addie A., daughter of Robert P. and 
Mary A. Aylsworth, of Syracuse, N. Y., who was born July 
16, 1843, and died March 16, 1870. They had two children. 

2391* Ida Ann.i" b. March 18, 1861. 

2392* Esther Joanna,!" b. June 4, 1862. 

John W. married second, September 26, 1872, Harriet A. 
Aylsworth, a sister of his first wife, and they had two chil- 
dren. 

2393 Frank Jkrome,!" b. Nov. 21, 1873. 

2394 Florence May,i<> b. May 17, 1878. 



CAPT. JOHN W. BALCH, — SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 405 

1800. John William,9 son of 1032 JohnS and Mary E. 
[Chaloner] Balch, was born at Trescott, Me., February 1, 
1834. He was married November 27, 1862, to Mary E., 
daughter of Ellery Turner. She was born at North Cutler, 
Me., June 20, 1840, and died at sea near Rio de Janeiro, July 
6, 1889. They had no children. 

John W. served in the U. S. navy during the civil war. 
He entered the service as acting master, September 4, 1861, 
and was ordered to the " Florida." He was detached No- 
vember 13, 1862, and ordered to command the " Houquah." 
On June 19, 1865, he was granted leave of absence, and was 
discharged October 20, 1865. During his service he was 
promoted to acting volunteer lieutenant, was captured, and 
held a prisoner of war in Salisbury, N. C, and in Libby, at 
Richmond, Va. Was lieutenant commanding the " Hou- 
quah," in the North Atlantic Squadron, January 15, 1865, 
and participated in the capture of Fort Fisher. He is a 
master mariner in the merchant service, and since 1870 has 
been most of the time upon the Pacific coast, making his 
home in San Francisco. He is master of the ship John A. 
Briggs. 

1801. Louis 0.,9 son of 1032 John^ and Mary E. [Cha- 
loner] Balch, was born at Trescott, Me., October 13, 1835. 
He never married. He was his father's chief clerk, cashier 
and bookkeeper. He made a trip to France, arriving home 
Sunday, December 23, 1855, sick with what proved to be 
small-pox, of which he died January 8, 1856. He was of a 
noble, gentle and kind nature. 

1802. Mary Louise,^ daughter of 1032 John^ and Mary 
E. [Chaloner] Balch, was born April 11, 1837, and lives at 
Brookline, Massachusetts. She is a woman of rare business 
capacity, and owns the " Louisburg," the principal summer 
hotel at Bar Harbor, Maine. 

1803. Hannah Elizabeth.^ daughter of 1032 JohnS and 
Mary E. [Chaloner] Balch, was born at Trescott, Maine, 



406 NINTH GENERATION. 

April 13, 1839, and died at Detour, Michigan, March 5, 1865. 
She was married November 2, 1858, to Rev. Samuel Brooks, 
who is a professor in the theological college at Kalamazoo, 
Michigan. His brother was the president of that institution 
for thirty years. Rev. Samuel Brooks was a missionary at 
Sault de Ste Maria at the time of the death of his wife. They 
had two children : Helen, b. Sept. 10, 1859, and Elizabeth 
Maria, b. Feb. 27, 1865, d. Nov. 23, 1869. Helen was born 
at Beverly Farms, Mass., and married, Oct. 24, 1888, Henry 
S. Mahon, a lawyer. They live at Duluth, Minnesota, and 
have had three children : Winifred Balch, b. March 16, 
1890; George Brooks, b. Sept. 10, 1891, d. y. ; Helen, b. 
Oct. 23, 1892. 

1804. Anna Maria.^ daughter of 1032 John^ and Mary 
E. [Chalouer] Balch, was born at Trescott, Me., August 12, 
1841, lives at Brookline, Massachusetts, and is a teacher. 

1805. Henry Olay,^ son of 1032 John^ and Mary E. 
[Chaloner] Balch, was born at Trescott, Maine, December 7, 
1843, and is living in New Orleans. He served for three 
years in the Union army, and fought among others in the 
battles of Bull Run, Williamsburg and Centreville. 

1806. Amory Otis,^ son of 1032 JohnS and Mary E. 
[Chaloner] Balch, was born at Trescott, Maine, January 7, 
1846, and died unmarried, September 21, 1866. He was a 
lieutenant in the 36th United States Colored Infantry, and 
fought, among others, in the battles of Fredericksburg, An- 
tietam, and Blue Mountain. 

1808. Alice Eall.^ daughter of 1032 JohnS and Mary 
E. [Chaloner] Balch, was born at Trescott, Maine, October 
15, 1849. She married, October 15, 1879, William F. Root. 
They live at Buffalo, N. Y. They had three children : Har- 
old, b. July, 1884, d. y. ; Florence Madeline, b. July 22, 
1885, d. Jan. 21, 1890; Ernest N., b. Nov. 22, 1891, d. May 
24, 1893. 



HIRAM AUGUSTUS BALCH, — OAKVILLB, WASH. 407 

1809. George Haley ,« son of 1032 John* and Mary E. 
[Chaloner] Balch, was born at Moose River, Me., October 6, 
1851, and is living at South Boston, Mass. He is a printer 
in Boston, and was married, January 12, 1877, to Manetta 
Maria, daughter of Thomas Barnard Green. She was born 
at South Boston, August 12, 1856. They have four children, 
born at South Boston. 

2395 George Louie,!" b. March IS, 1878. 

2396 Elizabeth, i" b. Oct. 26, 1880; d. Dec. 5, 1880. 

2397 Mart Elizabeth, i" b. Jan. 6, 1882. 

2398 Nettie Louisa, i" b. May 31, 1887. 

1811. Hiram Augustus,^ son of 1034 Hiram Augustus' 
and Martha [Maryman] Balch, was born at Trescott, Me., 
September 13, 1837, and died January 22, 1894. He was 
married March 25, 1866, to Catherine, daughter of Stephen 
D. and Winifred B. Ruddell. She was born at Lancaster, 
Missouri, March 25, 1847. About 1858 he emigrated from 
Maine to the Pacific coast. For ten years he lived at Olym- 
pia, and for fifteen at Oakville, Wash. While crossing the 
Chehalis river, from Oakville to his ranch, in a canoe, it was 
upset, and in attempting to save his child, George, they were 
both drowned. His wife and other children, who were in 
the boat at the time, were rescued. He was an industrious 
and successful farmer. There were seventeen children, three 
of whom died unnamed. 

2399* Winifred Hannah, i» b. Feb. 2, 1867. 

2400* Mabtha,i<> b. Oct. 7, 1868. 

2401 Callie Ann,!" b. Aug. 24, 1870. 

2402 Benjamin Albert,!" b_ April 9, 1872. 

2403 Stephen Daly," b. March 18, 1875. 
Itot iirR^;. o} twins, b. June 4, 1877. 

2406 Katie,!" b. Sept. 12, 1879. 

2407 Hiram Augustus,!" b. May 5, 1882. 

2408 John,!" b. March 15, 1884. 

2409 Trescott,!" b. March 19, 1886. 

2410 Charles,!" b. July 30, 1888. 

2411 George,!" b. June 22, 1890; drowned Jan. 22, 1894. 

2412 William Lafatktte,!" b. Sept. 18, 1893. 



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U8 NINTH GENERATION. 

1812. 'Hannah Stone,' daughter of 1034 Hiram Augus- 
tus^ and Martha [Maryman] Balch, was born at Trescott, 
Maine, October 24, 1839, and died at Lubec, Maine, March 
17, 1886. She was married at Lubec, February 15, 1866, to 
Abner MacFadden, a sea captain. He was born in 1835, and 
died June 1, 1892. They had three children, born at Tres- 
cott : Martha Balch, b. Nov. 24, 1867 ; Lewis Balch, b. Sept. 
22, 1869; Mary Harriet, b. Sept. 12, 1871. 

1813. Harriet M.,9 daughter of 1034 Hiram Augustus* 
and Martha [Maryman] Balch, was born at Trescott, Maine, 
November 4, 1842, and lives at Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She 
was married December 6, 1879, to Albert W. Fickett. They 
have no children. 

1818. Emily Ames,* daughter of 1060 James Ripley« 
and Margaret [Robb] Balch, was born May 19, 1870, at 
Weaverville, Cal. She was married June 19, 1889, to Dr. 
W. H. LaBaree, a dentist at Weaverville. They have one 
child, a daughter, Margaret Balch, b. Dec. 19, 1895. 

1824. Frank True.a son of 1062 Jacob WilliamS and 
Sarah Ann [Bradbury] Balch, was born at Machias, Me., 
March 24, 1845, and is a merchant at Boston, Wash., and a 
member of the State Legislature in 1897. He was married 
January 15, 1887, to Sarah Esther, daughter of Alanson B. 
and Matilda Smith. She was born February 19, 1851, at 
Ulster, Penn. They have four children. The two eldest 
were born at Quillenute, and the two youngest at Boston, 
Wash. 

2413 Augustus William, 1° b. Nov. 4, 1887. 

2414 True BsA.DBtrBT,w b. April 30, 1889. 

2415 Hkney Wihe,!" b. March 25, 1891; d. Sept. 30, 1891. 

2416 Penn Ney,i° b. Aug. 30, 1892. 

1831. Minnie B.,9 daughter of 1062 Jacob William^ and 
Sarah Ann [Bradbury] Balch, was born at Machias, Maine, 
September 20, 1862. She was married December 13, 1884, 
to James Edwin McLean, son of Charles Ryne and Susan 



CHARLES T., EDWAKD C. BALCH, — NEW YORK, N. Y. 409 

Carlile [Carter] Higgins. He was born November 10, 1854, 
at Wentworth, Nova Scotia. They live at Tyee, Washing- 
ton, where their children were born : Susie Edith, b. June 
29, 1885 ; Frank Truman, b. Jan. 14, 1887 ; George Carlile, 
b. March 4, 1888 ; Agnes Louisa, b. July 28, 1889 ; Ethel, b. 
Dec. 20, 1890 ; William Buth, b. April 2, 1892 ; Berttie, b. 
Aug. 13, 1893. 

1834. Ida May ,9 daughter of 1065 Henry Crawford^ and 
Catherine A. [Newton] Balch, was born at Kingston, N. Y., 
June 29, 1853. She was married October 30, 1884, to Rev. 
Harvey Hostetler, a Presbyterian minister. They live at 
Sioux City, Iowa. 

1835. Charles Taylor.^ son of 1065 Henry Crawford^ 
and Catherine A. [Newton] Balch, was born at Brooklyn, N. 
Y., October 22, 1856, and is a manufacturer of cloaks and 
suits in New York city. He was married to Annie, daughter 
of M. J. Calverley, of Brooklyn, N. Y., April 18, 1882. She 
was born at Brooklyn, July 2, 1859. They have had four 
children, the first and third born at Brooklyn, New York, and 
the second and fourth at East Orange, New Jersey. 

2417 Anna Laubetta.i" b. Feb. 13, 1883; d. Dec. 1, 1894. 

2418 Charles H.,m b. April 2, 1885. 

2419 Waltbh Newton, i» b. Dec. 16, 1886. 

2420 Kitty Ikink,!" b. Oct. 27, 1888. 

1836. Edward Orawford.^ son of 1065 Henry Craw- 
ford^ and Catherine A. [Newton] Balch, was born at Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., July 17, 1858. He is a manufacturer of cloaks 
and suits in New York city, and lives at Maplewood, New 
Jersey. He was married March 20, 1879, to Kittie L., daugh- 
ter of John A. McKinney. She was born in New York city, 
February 27, 1861. They have four children, three born iu 
New York city, and one at Maplewood, New Jersey. 

2421 Edward Cbawford,!" b. Dec. 27, 1879. 

2422 Ida May,!" b. Feb. 28, 1882. 

2423 Henet Newton, w b. June 13, 1884. 

2424 Everett Puedt,!" b. Jan. 22, 1893. 



410 NINTH GENERATION. 

1838. Thomas B.,9 son of 1069 George Washington' 
and Mary E. [Cranage] Baleli, was born at Detroit, Mich., 
October 22, 1861. He is unmarried, and until 1895 was as- 
sociated in business with his father, with office in the Pro- 
duce Exchange, New York city. 

1839. Mary E.,9 daughter of 1069 George WashingtonS 
and Mary E. [Cranage] Balch, was born at Mt. Clemens, 
Mich., September 25, 1865. She was married to F. T. Ran- 
ney. They have no children. 

Descendants of 58 William.* 
1847. William,9 son of 1077 Hiram Tenney^ and Mary 
Sophia [Morse] Balch, was born at Groveland, August 18, 
1869. He was married January 15, 1891, to Nellie, daughter 
of Benjamin Stevens. 

2425 Marguerite Stevens,^" b. Aug. 25, 1892. 

2426 Raymond Tenney," b. Dec. 8, 1891. 

1863. William,^ son of 1104 Lowell Thayer^ and Mar- 
tha T. [Thompson] Balch, was born at Pawtucket, R. I., 
February 16, 1889, and is on the Boston police force. He 
was married November 30, 1892, to Nora Fickett, of Mill- 
bridge, Maine. 

1864. Edward Kittridge," son of 1104 Lowell Thayer* 
and Martha T. [Thompson] Balch, was born at Pawtucket, 
R. I., May 5, 1871, and is with Fleischman & Co., compressed 
yeast, Boston, Mass. He was married July 25, 1894, to Es- 
ther L. Brown. 

1865. Martha Thompson,^ daughter of 1104 Lowell 
Thayer^ and Martha T. [Thompson] Balch, was born at 
Pawtucket, R. I., December 11, 1874. She married Thomas 
C. Stewart, of New York city. They live in Brooklyn, N. 
Y., and have two children : William Lowell, b. Oct. 24, 
1892, and Grace Evlyn, b. Sept. 15, 1895. 

1869. Daniel,^ son of 1115 Ebenezer Gunnison* and 
Eliza [Hall] Balch, was born at Newbujyport, Mass., in 



GEORGE H. BALCH, — NEWBTJEYPORT, MASS. 411 

1853. He was married August 25, 1874, to Isabella Hall 
Burnham. They live at Newburyport, and have one son. 

2427 Eben Geoege,!" b. Oct. 12, 1875. 

1870. Lucy Ann,® daughter of 1115 Ebenezer Gunni- 
son^ and Eliza [Hall] Balch, was born at Newburyport, 
Mass., April 6, 1857, and died in the same town, March 29, 
1888. She was married June 16, 1884, to William Clark 
Morse. 

1871. George H.,® son of 1115 Ebenezer Gunnison^ and 
Eliza [Hall] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Mass., in 1861, 
and died February 15, 1895. He was married October 14, 
1882, to Annie Eliza Davidson. Their children are : 

2428 Chablks Hall,!" b. Mch. 22, 1884. 

2429 Annie Kebecca,!" b. Oct. 2, 1886. 

2430 Mabion ELizA.iob. Sept. 27, 1888. 

2431 Lillian PBABLE.Kib. Jan. 17, 1890. 

2432 Geobgb Eben.i" b. Mch. 16, 1893. 

1873. Williams son of 1119 William CharlesS and Eliz- 
abeth Ann [Hamilton] Balch, was born at Newburyport, 
Mass., March 20, 1848, and lives at Dorchester, Massachu- 
setts. He is not married. He graduated at the Brown High 
School, at Newburyport, in 1864, and was the valedictorian 
of his class. He was in cotton, metal and insurance business 
until 1885, and since then has been with the firm of Howe, 
Balch & Co., Boston and Calcutta. 

1874. Gertrude Arline.^ daughter of 1119 William 
Charles^ and Elizabeth Ann [Hamilton] Balch, was born at 
Newburyport, Mass., October 24, 1849. She was married 
in Boston, Oct. 24, 1877, to William Henry Brewster, of 
Boston. He is president of the New England Burglary 
Insurance Company, which he organized. They live in Boa- 
ton, and have no children. 

1875. Walter Hamilton,^ son of 1119 William Charles^ 
and Elizabeth Ann [Hamilton] Balch, was born at Newbury- 
port, Mass., August 28, 1851. He was in the lumber business 



412 NINTH GENERATION. 

for over twenty years, and since 1894 has been in the life 
insurance business in Boston. He was married October 3, 
1874, to Sarah H. Gate, of Gardner, Maine. They have one 
child. 

2433 Gebtr0De,i» b. Dec. 13, 1886. 

1876. Arthur Stone,^ son of 1119 William Charles^ and 
Elizabeth Ann [Hamilton] Balch, was born at Newbury port, 
Mass., October 18, 1853. He is a member of the firm of 
Howe, Balch & Co., dyestuffs and importers, Boston and Cal- 
cutta. He was married March 17, 1880, to Ella, daughter of 
Moses H. and Ellen M. [Low] Shaw, and widow of Frank 
W. Friend, of Gloucester, Mass. They have one child, and 
one adopted. 

2434 Ellen Friend, i» b. July 29, 1877, of Frank W. and Ella (Shaw) 

Friend. 

2435 Edith," b. Jan. 9, 1881. 

1878. Edith Ashton.s daughter of 1119 William 
Charles^ and Elizabeth Ann [Hamilton] Balch, was born at 
Newburyport, Mass., January 12, 1856. She graduated at 
the High and Pitman schools of Newburyport. She was 
married October 17, 1877, to Moses Foster Sweetser. He is 
an author of artists' biographies, a series of American guide 
books, King's Handbooks, and other works. They have had 
two children : Harold, b. June 17, 1880, d. June 6, 1894 ; 
Arthur, b. July 16, 1888. 

1879. Gerald Spofford.^ son of 1119 William Charles' 
and Elizabeth Ann [Hamilton] Balch, was born at Newbury- 
port, Mass., February 16, 1859, and died July 22, 1896. He 
was note teller in the Maverick National Bank of Boston, 
and was married February 16, 1891, to Lydia Estelle, daugh- 
ter of George W. and Caroline M. [Stanyan] Towle, of Wal- 
pole, Massachusetts. They had two children. 

2436 Eleanob," b. Bee. 27, 1891 ; d. Dec. 2, 1892. 

2437 Elizabeth.io b. Dec. 26, 1894; d. Mar. 8, 1895. 

1881. LeBreton,9 son of 1121 George Edward* and Eliz- 




George Hallet Balch. 



(18S0) 
He was the fourth generation in lineal descent of insurance unde 
pages, 310, 174, 94. 






HENRY GORDON BALCH, — LARAMIE, WYO. 413 

abeth Johnson [LeBreton] Balch, was born at Newburyport, 
Mass., April 10, 1855, and is in the wholesale beef business 
at Ogden, Utah. He was married October 15, 1895, to Mary 
Maude, daughter of Samuel Franklin and Alice Louise Har- 
ris. She was born February 28, 1875. They have one son. 

2438 George Edward,'" b. Aug. 22, 1896. 

1882. Sarah Beck,^ daughter of 1121 George Edward^ 
and Elizabeth Johnson [LeBreton] Balch, was born at New- 
buryport, July 29, 1857, where she now lives. She is not 
married, and is an artist and engraver on silver. 

1883. Lewis.s son of 1121 George Edward^ and Eliza- 
beth Johnson [LeBreton] Balch, was born at Newburyport, 
Mass., February 25, 1861. He built a factory for manufac- 
turing patent leather at Amesbury, Massachusetts, and is 
now a dealer in wool in Boston. He was married May 20, 
1890, to Margaret Currier, daughter of Henry M. and Sarah 
[Currier] Cross. They live in Newburyport, and have one 
child. 

2439 Ellen Lewis,'" b. Aug. 11, 1893. 

1890. George Hallet,^ son of 1138 Joseph Williams' 
and Maria [Hallet] Balch, was born at Boston, May 27, 1847, 
where he died, unmarried, February 25, 1894. He was with 
the Boylston Insurance Company, succeeded his father as its 
president, and held the office at the time of his death. He 
was a man of the strictest integrity and highest business 
principles, and a true friend. 

1892. Henry Gordon.^ son of 1138 Joseph Williams^ 
and Maria [Hallet] Balch, was born at Dedham, Mass., Sep- 
tember 15, 1853. He is president of the First National Bank 
at Laramie, Wyoming. He was married January 15, 1889, 
to Harriet Crandell, daughter of Levi and Anne [Charles- 
worth] Crow. She was born at Troy, N. Y., July 9, 1861. 
They have two children, born at Bozeman, Montana. 

Itt? Sl=.° H^Li'o ! twius, b. Oct. 10, 1890. 



414 KINTH GENERATION. 

1894. Joseph,^ son of 1138 Joseph Williams^ and Agnes 
L. [Greene] Balch, was born February 3, 1861, at Jamaica 
Plain, which is his residence. He is in the wool business in 
Boston, and is promineut in outdoor sports at Dedham. 

1895. Franklin Greene.^ son of 1138 Joseph Williams^ 
and Agnes L. [Greene] Balch, was born at West Roxbury, 
Mass., April 26, 1864. He is a surgeon to out-patients at 
Carney Hospital and at the Massachusetts General Hospital 
Boston, Mass. He took the degree A. B. at Harvard Uni 
versity in 1888, and in 1892 the degrees of M. D. and A. M, 
He was married at Jamaica Plain, Boston, November 6, 1894 
to Lucy Rockwell, daughter of Charles Pickering and Cor^ 
nelia [Rockwell] Bowditch. She was born at Geneseo, N 
Y., August 21, 1868. Her mother was the daughter of Judge 
Rockwell, of Pittsfield, Mass. 

2442 Franklin Greene," U„ins y. miv S IRQS 

2443 Charles Bowditch,!" f twins, b. May d, lb9b. 

1896. John,9 son of 1138 Joseph WilliarasS and Agnes 
L. [Greene] Balch, was born at Jamaica Plain, Mass., May 4, 
1865, and is an electrical engineer. He was married at Du- 
buque, Iowa, February 16, 1897, to Katharine Kellogg, daugh- 
ter of George Lansing and Margaret Kellogg [Rockwell] 
Torbert. She was born August 2, 1872, at Utica, N. Y. 
They live at Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

1900. Emily Greene,^ daughter of 1145 Francis Verg- 
nies^ and Ellen Maria [Noyes] Balch, was born January 8> 
1867, at Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. She took the degree 
of A. B. from Bryn Mawr in 1889, and won the European 
fellowship prize. She has since been a student along eco- 
nomic and social lines at Boston, Paris, and the University of 
Berlin. In 1896 she became assistant in economics at Welles- 
ley College. 

1901. Elizabeth," daughter of 1145 Francis Vergnies^ 
and Ellen Maria [Noyes] Balch, was born August 29, 1868, 
at Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. She took special courses 



CLIFTON FLETCHER BALCH WINONA, MINN. 415 

at Radcliffe College, being especially interested in history. 
She has since taught successfully at Louisville, Kentucky. 

1903. Francis Noyes^ son of 1145 Francis Vergnies* 
and Ellen Maria [Noyes] Balch, was born November 23, 1873, 
at Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. He graduated in 1896 from 
Harvard University, with honorable mention in natural his- 
tory, and is taking a post graduate course in zoology and 
cognate branches. 

1911. Louisa Annie,^ daughter of 1164 Daniel Stickney^ 
and Mary Jane [George] Balch, was born at Lyons, Iowa, 
April 7, 1864, and is a teacher there in the public schools. 
She is not married. 

1912. Clifton Pletcher,9 son of 1164 Daniel Stickney^ 
and Mary Jane [George] Balch, was born at Lyons, Iowa, 
March 4, 1867, and lives at Winona, Minnesota, where he is 
a storekeeper for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. 
He was married at Clinton, Iowa, October 19, 1891, to Ida 
B. A., daughter of Chauncey R. and Hattie A. Dickinson. 
She was born at Clinton, Iowa, March 29, 1871. They have 
one daughter, born at Winona. 

2444 Gladys Irene,!" b. Aug. 15, 1892. 

1914. Mary Elizabeth,9 daugliter of 1167 John Kirby 
Perry^ and Sarah Amelia [Barbour] Balch, was born at Lyons, 
Iowa, May 16, 1872. She graduated in 1894, with the degree 
of Bachelor of Laws, from Smith College, Northampton, 
Massachusetts, and in 1896 from the Connecticut State Nor- 
mal School, New Britain, Connecticut. 



Tenth Generation. 



FIRST BRANCH. 

Descendants of 5 Samuel. ^ 
Descendants of 21 Samuel.* 

1918. Edwin.M son of 1174 Christopher S.^ and Susan 
M. [Robinson] Balch, was born at Easton, N. Y., August 21, 
1859, and is a member of the firm of Mealey & Balch, at 
Greenwich, N. Y. He mamed, November 25, 1885, Nellie 
M. Stephenson, of Cambridge, N. Y. She died Feb. 3, 1891, 
aged 29 years. They had one child. 

2445 LiLLiE S.," b. June 8, 1886. 

Edwin married second, January 11, 1893, AnnaM. Ensign, 
of Easton, N. Y. They have one child. 

2446 Ensign C," b. March 6, 1894. 

1919. Amelia E., 10 daughter of 1175 John Henry^ and Abby 
Hzaide [Lee] Balch, was born at Cambridge, N. Y., February 
18, 1849, and died at Mayville, N. Y., January 18, 1886, and 
was buried at Cambridge. She was married November 24, 
1877, to Charles A., son of Waterman and Harriet Thayer 
Tinkeom. He was born at Mayville, N. Y., May 1, 1845. 
They had one daughter, Florence J., b. June 9, 1880. 

1920. Fannie M.,io daughter of 1175 John Henry^ and 
Abby Ilzaide [Lee] Balch, was born at Cambridge, May 16, 
1863. She was married March 18, 1873, to Moses A., son of 
John and Eliza Hill, who was born at Shushan, N.Y., August 
14, 1848, and is a farmer. They live at Coila, N. Y., and have 
eleven children, born in the town of Cambridge : John 

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ALLAN C. BALCH, — LOS ANGELES, CAL. 417 

Henry, b. Feb. 4, 1874 ; Ann Eliza, b. Aug. 15, 1875, d. Jan. 
23, 1894 ; Charlie E., b. Jan. 2, 1877 ; Abbie Ilzaide, b. Aug. 
23, 1878 ; Gertrude L., b. April 6, 1880 ; Mary B., b. Nov. 8, 
1881 ; George A., b. June 26, 1884 ; Minnie W., b. March 26, 
1886 ; Edith S., b. Sept. 14, 1888 ; Fred J., b. Sept. 22, 
1891 ; Marguerite, b. June 2, 1894. 

1921. Allan O.,io son of 1176 Ebenezer Atwood^ and 
Hannah [Hoag] Balch, was born March 13, 1864. He grad- 
uated from Cornell in 1891, and was one of the leading men 
in his class. He was married April 30, 1891, to Janet, daugh- 
ter of David and Maria Christina Soledad Jacks, of Monte- 
rey, California. He is an electrician at Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia. 

1924. Rozena.i" daughter of 1178 Joseph^ and Margaret 
[Morehouse] Balch, was born March 31, 1851, and died April 
16, 1884. She was married February 23, 1870, to John Tubbs. 
They had three children, two d. y. Mr. Tubbs is dead also. 
Eugenie, b. 1892. 

1925. John A.,io son of 1178 Joseph^ and Margaret 
[Morehouse] Balch, was born December 16, 1853. He was 
married January 27, 1871, to Sarah MulhoUand. They have 
had seven children. 

1926. Merrett A.,io son of 1178 Joseph^ and Margaret 
[Morehouse] Balch, was born June 28, 1857. He was mar- 
ried January 7, 1877, to Amanda Auchard. They have no 
children. 

1927. Adah E.,io daughter of 1178 Joseph^ and Margaret 
[Morehouse] Balch, was born April 25, 1859. She was mar- 
ried April 1, 1883, to Samuel Bonar. They have three chil- 
dren. 

1928. Willett P.,io son of 1178 Joseph^ and Margaret 
[Morehouse] Balch, was born March 14, 1863. He was mar. 
ried April 9, 1882, to Emma M. Owens. They have four 
children. 



418 TENTH GENERATION. 

1931. F. Cora,!" daughter of 1178 Joseph^ and Margaret 
[Morehouse] Balch, was born August 29, 1873. She was 
married December 22, 1891, to Albert Brown. 

1934. Charles H.,io son of 1179 Andrew J.^ and Caro- 
line [Reymore] Balch, was born at Frankfort, New York, 
July 22, 1858, and owns a foundry at Anamoosa, Iowa. He 
was married February 6, 1884, to Lillie Chisman, of Ana- 
moosa. They have three children. 

2447 Mtbtle," b. 1884. 

2448 Grace," b. 1886. 

2449 Haret," b. 1890. 

1935. Frederick W.,io son of 1179 Andrew J.^ and 
Caroline [Reymore] Balch, was born at Frankfort, N. T., 
January 23, 1861, and is a stencil cutter and rubber stamp 
maker at Utica, N. Y. On June 27, 1888, he was married to 
Carrie, daughter of Walter and Laura Edgerton. She was 
born at Bridgeport, N. Y., August 6, 1861. They have one 
child, born at Utica, N. Y. 

2450 Floyd," b. Marcb 22, 1889. 

1936. William Dell.io son of 1179 Andrew J.^ and Car- 
oline [Reymore] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Minnesota, 
December 23, 1866, and is senior member of the firm of Balch 
Brothers, lithograph printers and rubber stamp manufacturers 
at Utica, New York. On November 6, 1895, he was married 
to Nellie Stone, of Utica. 

1937. George A.,io son of 1179 Andrew J." and Caroline 
[Reymore] Balch, was born at Mansfield, Minnesota, June 6, 
1869, and is junior member of the firm of Balch Brothers, at 
Utica, New York. He was married September 21, 1892, to 
Ella M. Robards, of Utica. They have one child. 

2451 Marguerite,!! ij. Dec. 21, 1893. 

1941. Burton M.,w son of 1182 Marcus D.9 and Adehne 
M. [Harvey] Balch, was born at Utica, New York, January 
15, 1874. He took the degree of A. B. at Hamilton College, 
in 1895, and is professor of mathematics at the Boys' High 
School, in Brooklyn, New York. 



WILLIAM L. BALCH, — FREMONT, I^^D. 419 

SECOND BRANCH. 

Descendants of 6 Benjamin.^ 

Descendants of 31 Josepli.* 
2014. William L.,io son of 1309 JoeP and Louisa [Man- 
ley] Balch, was born at Leroy, Ohio, December 2,2 1833, and 
is living at Fremont, Indiana. Before the war he was a car- 
penter. He was married December 22, 1864, to Susan E., 
daughter of William and Lucy Davis. She was born at Can- 
ton, Ohio, March 31, 1843. Their children are as follows : 

2452 Olive E.," b. Sept. 12, 1865. 

2453 Mkeil a.," b. July 30, 1867. 
2454* Edwin William," b. Sept. 23, 1869. 
2455 Ernest J.," b. Sept. 30, 1883. 

2022. William Eugene.io son of 1317 Aaron Leland^ 
and Eliza A. [Vaughan] Balch, was born in 1839, at Swan- 
zey, Massachusetts, and is manager for R. Wallace & Sons' 
Mfg. Co., silversmiths. Fifth avenue. New York city. 

2023. Ada Louisa.io daughter of 1319 William Stevens^ 
and Adeline Gale [Capron] Balch, was born at Newton, 
Mass., September 25, 1830, and was married first to Leonard 
Wheeler, of New York, April 16, 1851. He was born at 
Brattleboro, Vt., June 6, 1830, and died in the same town, 
December 23, 1853. They had no children. She was mar- 
ried second, December 25, 1857, to Sidney A. Miller, of Brat- 
tleboro, Vt., who was born July 26, 1826. They are living at 
Omaha, Neb., and have had three children. Estelle Louisa, 
b. Feb. 4, 1861, d. Aug. 9, 1861 ; Elena Capron, b. Nov. 14, 
1863, d. March 27, 1864 ; Henry Capron, b. Jan. 25, 1865. 

2024. Emma Elizabeth.^o daughter of 1319 William 
Stevens^ and Adeline Gale [Capron] Balch, was born at New- 
ton, Mass., March 23, 1832. She was married at New York 
city, June 25, 1857, to Lynes S. Dickinson. They reside at 
Elgin, 111., and have two children. Augustus J., b. July 4, 
1863 ; Emma Balch, b. March 20, 1868. 

2025. William Delos.i" son of 1319 William Stevens^ 



420 TENTH GENERATION. 

and Adeline Gale [Capron] Balch, was born at Claremont, 
N. H., June 2, 1834, and is vice-president of the National 
Bank at Charles City, Iowa. He was married first to Ellen 
M., daughter of H. B. Melville, of New York city. She was 
born in that city, August 16, 1838, and died at Ludlow, Vt., 
September 26, 1864. They had four children, the first born 
at New Brunswick, N. J., the others in New York city. 

2456 Nellie M.," b. Oct. 25, 1858; d. Dec. 28, 1864, at Ludlow, Vt. 

2457 Chakles Delos," b. Feb. 12, 1860; d. Dec. 4, 1864, at Lud- 

low, Vt. 
2458* EsTELLE LouiSEjU b. Oct. 9, 1861. 

2459 William Hakvet," b. June 19, 1863; d. Sept. 11, 1863. 
William Delos was married second at Charles City, Iowa, 

Feb. 11, 1868, to Maria, daughter of Dr. "William M. Palmer, 
of Charles City. She was born at Palmyra, Maine, March 7, 
1835. They have had four children, all born at Charles City. 

2460 Palmee,ii b. Jan. 10, 1869; d. Sept. 8, 1870. 
2461* Margabet," b. May 5, 1872. 

2462 Gale," b. Nov. 9, 1873; d. Sept. 19, 1874. 

2463 Stevens Delos," b. Feb. 2, 1877. 

2026. Estelle Maria.^o daughter of 1319 William 
Stevens® and Adeline Gale [Capron] Balch, was born at 
Providence, R. I., June 23, 1836, and lives in New York 
city. She was married in New York, December 25, 1857, to 
William B., son of Josiah W. and Laura [Britton] Fairfield, 
of Hudson, N. Y. He was born August 24, 1835, and died 
October 11, 1879. He was a judge in the Iowa courts. 
They had three children, born at Charles City. Ada Laura, 
b. Dec. 11, 1858 ; Margaret Ashleigh, b. March 26, 1866, d. 
Aug. 15, 1866 ; Mildred Britton, a twin to Margaret. 

2027. Charles Leland.io son of 1319 William Stevens® 
and Adeline Gale [Capron] Balch, was born at Providence, 
R. I., March 25, 1840, and died in New York city, August 20, 
1872, and was buried at Greenwood. He was a teacher of 
elocution. He was married at Galesburg, 111., April 28, 1868, 
to Mattie Jones. They had one child. 

2464 Mildred," b. ; m. Genie Wallace, Chicago, 111. 



EDWARD BEN^EST BALCH, — OMAHA, NEB. 421 

2029. Edward Ernest.io son of 1319 William Stevens" 
and Adeline Gale [Capron] Balch, was born in New York 
city, August 13, 1844, and is assistant cashier of the Omaha 
National Bank. He was married at Omaha, Neb., October 
12, 1868, to Elizabeth, daughter of Dugald and Harriet 
Stewart. She was born April 5, 1853. They have had three 
children. 

2465 Chablbs Stewart," b. Feb. 23, 1870; d. Sept. 16, 1870. 

2466* Ebna Capkon.u b. June 11, 1871. 

2467* Thedb Adeli.ve C'APROiS-," b. Jan. 21, 1873. 

2030. John Joel,"* son of 1319 William Stevens^ and 
Adeline Gale [Capron] Balch, was born at New York, May 

16, 1852, and lives at Mont Clare, 111. He was married at 
Rockford, Illinois, April 6, 1880, to Eva, daughter of Robert 
S. and Mariette [Fay] West. They have had three children. 

2468 Claeence Arthur," b. Mar. 31, 1881; d. Aug. 18, 1881. 

2469 Alice Mat," b. Mar. 12, 1885, at Papillion, ISTeb. 

2470 William Stevens," b. Feb. 18, 1892, at Mont Clare, 111. 

2031. Winna Seaman.io daughter of 1319 William 
Stevens" and Mary Ann [Dalley] Balch, was born at Lud- 
low, Vt., July 12, 1858, and lives at Elgin, Illinois. She 
was married at Dubuque, Iowa, May 21, 1879, to Joseph 
Newman. They have four children : Balch W., b. April 6, 
1880 ; Mary Emma, b. April 23, 1882 ; Winna Louise, b. May 

17, 1885 ; Margaret, b. Oct. 6, 1889. 

2033. George Warren.io son of 1319 William Stevens" 
and Mary Ann [Dalley] Balch, was born at Ludlow, 
Vermont, November 12, 1861, and was married at Engle- 
wood, Illinois, November 12, 1885, to Eva L. Raustead. 

2034. Oscar Abbott,!" gon of 1325 Francis" and Eliza 
[Butler] Balch, was born at Leominster, Mass., January 25, 
1837, and is proprietor of the grist mill at North Leominster. 
He was married October 30, 1861, to Julia Ann, daughter of 
Nathaniel Norris. She was born at New Hampden, N. H., 
June 29, 1836, and died at Ayer, Mass., July 29, 1881. They 



422 TENTH GENERATION. 

had five children, one born at Mason, N. H., two at Groton 
Junction, and two at Ayer, Massachusetts. 

247 1» Francis Abbott," b. Oct. 9, 1865. 

2472* Makion Alice," b. Nov. 20, 1867. 

2473* George Walter," b. Aug. 21, 1870. 

2474 Mart Addie," b. June 9, 1875. 

2475 Helen Revella," b. May 3, 1878. 

2035. Ellen M..^" daughter of 1325 Francis^ and Eliza 
[Butler] Balch, was born at Shirley, Mass., July 8, 1844. 
She was married September 1, 1870, to George S. Pierce, of 
Leominster, Mass. He was born September 15, 1840. They 
live at Leominster, and have no children. 

2039. John Er.i" son of 1332 George Lucius^ and Lucia 
[Dunham] Balch, was born at Brattleboro, Vt., November 6, 
1864. He is a cutter, and lives at Cambridge, Mass. 

2041. Helen Frances,^'' daughter of 1332 George Lu- 
cius^ and Lucia [Duuham] Balch, was born at Boston, Mass., 
July 3, 1871. She was married December 29, 1891, to Henry 
Clinton, son of James and Mary E. [Tufts] Durgin, of Ar- 
lington, Mass. They have one son, born at Waltham, Mass., 
James Clinton, b. April 7, 1893. 

2042. Frederic Horace.io son of 1383 Francis Er^ and 
Mary Ellen [Conant] Balch, was born at Leominster, Mass., 
September 20, 1856. He was married December 31, 1890, to 
Cynthia Freeman, daughter of Thomas and Lydia Miles, of 
Middlefield, Nova Scotia. They have had two children, born 
at Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. 

2476 Frank Wilfred," b. Jan. 9, 1892; d. Aug. 14, 1894. 

2477 Wilfred Veysey," b. June 30, 1896. 

2043. Addle Augusta,^", daughter of 1333 Francis Er^ 
and Mary Ellen [Conant] Balch, was born in Lawrence, 
Iowa, May 9, 1858, and lives at Watertown, Massachusetts. 
She was married January 3, 1886, to Edwin Curtis, son of 
Joseph Curtis and Maria Nancy [Gregg] Richardson. They 
have one son, Carl Balch, b. Aug. 1, 1887. 



JOSEPH BALCH, — PROVIDENCE, E. I. 423 

2047. Horace Leland.^o son of 1337 John Hiram^ and 
Lydia J. S. [Coffin] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Mass., 
January 9, 1856, and resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. Since 1879 
he has been a wholesale shoe dealer in New York city. He 
was married October 16, 1884, to Kate B., daughter of Mor- 
timer C. and Amelia [Bell] Ogden. She was born in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., April 1, 1859. They have two children, both born 
in Brooklyn. 

2478 Gladys B.," b. April 24, 1886. 

2479 MoETiNA L.," b. Sept. 20, 1889. 

2048. Nettie Ooffln.io daughter of 1337 John Hiram^ 
and Lydia J. S. [Coffin] Balch, was born at Newburyport, 
Mass., June 16, 1859. She was married June 19, 1895, to 
Dr. John Kelso, son of Joseph Harradon and Mary A. [Kel- 
so] Warren. They live at Worcester, Massachusetts. 

2049. John Hiram.io sou of 1337 John Hiram^ and 
Lydia J. S. [Coffin] Balch, was born at Newburyport, Febru- 
ary 4, 1866, and is a coal dealer at Newburyport, Mass. He 
was married October 10, 1889, to Blanche, daughter of Julius 
and Mary A. [Knapp] LeLeurch. She was born February 
11, 1866. They have one child. 

2480 Leland," b. July 31, 1890. 

2054. Joseph.io son of 1349 Joseph Pope^ and Laura 
Tiffany [Field] Balch, was born at Providence, R. I., July 
16, 1860, and is a clerk in the Providence Institute for Sav- 
ings. He was married in Providence, R. I., October 28, 

1885, to Nellie Wheaton, daughter of A. Crawford and Lu- 
cretia C. [Whipple] Greene. Their son is the sixth of the 
same name in the direct line of descent. 

2481 Joseph,'! b. Nov. 13, 1890. 

2056. Anna Augusta.io daughter of 1354 Edward Au- 
gustus^ and Anna L. [Comstock] Balch, was born in Provi- 
dence, R. I., October 29, 1858. She was married May 6, 

1886, to Charles Value, son of Joshua Bicknell and Louise 
[Value] Chapin. He was born January 17, 1856, and in 1892 



424 TENTH GENERATION. 

was superintendent of health and city register of Providence, 
R. I. They have one child, Howard Miller, b. May 11, 1887, 
at Providence. 

THIRD BRANCH. 

Descendants of 7 John.^ 
Descendants of 39 John.* 

2059. Andrew Carpenter.io son of 1359 James An- 
drew^ and Philena C. [Robinson] Balch, was born June 22, 
1847, at West Acton, and died July 19, 1894, at Chelsea, 
Massachusetts. He was a house painter, and was married 
January 4, 1871, to Emma Louise, daughter of William and 
Priscilla Warren. She was born January 17, 1850, at Chel- 
sea, where she lives. They had three children, born in Bos- 
ton. 

2482 Edith Makia," b. Xov. 10, 1873. 

2483 Wabren Andrew," b. March 11, 1878. 

2484 Ebville Guv," b. April 27, 1884. 

2063. Ella Sophronia.^ daughter of 1362 Perley 
Snow^ and Mary E. [Pond] Balch, was born at Keene, N. H., 
July 18, 1854. She was married at Keene, March 27, 1873, 
to Edwin H. Stone. They live at Keene, and have one child 
George, b. July, 1877. 

2067. Francis Edwin.if son of 1366 John Edwin^ and 
Lydia Martha [Reynolds] Balch, was born at Warren, Minn., 
August 28, 1860, and is a farmer at Wilson, Minnesota. He 
was married in July, 1883, to Olive, daughter of Elbragre 
and Emily [Dutcher] Perry. They have three children. 

2485 Cecil Fbajncis," b. June 1, 1884. 

2486 Ida Mat," b. Nov. 11, 1887. 

2487 John E.," b. Nov., 1891. 

2068. Martha Louisa, ^ daughter of 1366 John Ed- 
win^ and Lydia Martha [Reynolds] Balch, was born at War- 
ren, Minn., December 7, 1862, and died December 30, 1891. 
She was married in November, 1882, to Frank Hutton. They 



IRA F., MELVIN W. BALCH, — MANNSVILLE, N. Y. 425 

resided first in Dakota, and afterwards at Spokane, Wash., 
and had one child, Ida Martha, b. Sept., 1883. 

2070. Levi Andrew,i» son of 1366 John Edwin^ and 
Lydia Martha [Reynolds] Balch, was born at Ellington, 
Minn., January 12, 1869. He was married at Winona, Minn., 
September 20, 1890, to Pearl, daughter of William and Em" 
Uj [Nichols] Spencer. 

2488 Ltdia Emilt," b. June 20, 1891. 

2489 Latjba," b. April, 1892. 

2490 Geneva, n b. Mar. 12, 1895. 

2076. EUa.i" daughter of 1380 William^ and Sarah M. 
[Wheeler] Balch, was born at EUisburg, N. Y., in December, 
1858, and was married July 24, 1879, to Fred G., son of 
Luther Fish. He was born at Ellisbm-g, N. Y., in April, 
1855. They live at New Castle, Indiana. Their only child 
was born at EUisburg : Anna Bell, b. March 10, 1880. 

2077. Ira P.,io son of 1380 WilliamS and Sarah M. 
[Wheeler] Balch, was born at EUisburg, N. Y., January 2, 
1862, and is a farmer at Mannsville, N. Y. He was married 
September 30, 1885, to Amelia, daughter of Daniel and Car- 
oline [Sily] Casler. She was born at Boylston, N. Y., April 
23, 1867. They have three children, all born at EUisburg. 

2491 Vera E.," b. Dec. 8, 1886. 

2492 Verness S.," b. Feb. 9, 1888. 

2493 Valney W.," b. Dec. 24, 1889. 

2078. Melvin W.,io son of 1380 William^ and Sarah M. 
[Wheeler] Balch, was born at EUisburg, N. Y., January 9, 
1865, and is a farmer at MannsviUe, N. Y. He was married 
September 26, 1888, to NeUie S. daughter of Francis and Me- 
lissa [Clark] Torrey, who was born January 26, 1870. 

2494 Ronald W.," b. Jan. 17, 1890; d. May 23, 1890. 

2079. Dora G.,io daughter of 1380 WiUiam^ and Sarah 
M. [Wheeler] Balch, was born at EUisburg, N. Y., December 
30, 1871. She was married May 14, 1890, to Charles A. 
Snyder. He was born at Boylston, N. Y., in June, 1865. 



426 TENTH GENERATION. 

2080. Carrie E..^ daughter of 1381 Orrin H.^ and 
Catharine E. [Currey] Balch, was born at Oswego, N. Y., 
July 28, 1857. She was married June 24, 1877, to Theodore 
M. Rounds, of Mannsville, where they live and have two 
children : Edith A., b. Feb. 24, 1879 ; Lafayette M., b. May 
27, 1882. 

2081. Frederick O.,^" son of 1381 Orrin H.^ and Cath- 
arine E. [Currey] Balch, was born at Oswego, N. Y., Octo- 
ber 28, 1861. He was married June 21, 1888, to Susannah 
E. Wilson. She was born August 26, 1864. They live at 
Mannsville, N. Y., and have two children. 

2495 Frederic A.," b. Nov. 1, 1888, at Oswego, N. Y. 

2496 Catherine J.," b. March 29, 1891, at Mannsville, N. Y. 

2082. Horace E.,io son of 1381 Orrin H.^ and Catha- 
rine E. [Currey] Balch, was born at Oswego, N. Y., July 7, 
1865. He was married April 27, 1887, to Minna Armstrong. 
They have one child. 

2497 Ralph E.,"b. Jan. 1, 1891. 

2083. Ida E.,io daughter of 1381 Orrin H.9 and Catha- 
rine E. [Currey] Balch, was born at Orwell, N. Y., Novem- 
ber 2, 1867. She was married May 7, 1890, to George Car- 
penter. 

2094. Samuel.io son of 1392 Cyrus Decatur" and Mar- 
garet [Wakely] Balch, was born in Warren county. Pa., June 
26, 1833, and is a farmer at Evans, West Virginia. He was 
married June 18, 1869, to Martha H., daughter of Timothy 
B. and Sina Vining, who was born in Meigs county, Ohio, 
June 3, 1843. They have six children, all born in Meigs 
county, Ohio. 

2498* William W.," b. March 2, 1870. 

2499 QuiNCT Adams," b. ,Tuly 14, 1872. 

2500 Delbert C.,11 b. Jan. 17, 1874. 

2501 Cora B.," b. Sept. 27, 1876. 

2502 Dock Vining," b. Feb. 7, 1880. 

2503 Cobna Nell," b. Aug. 2, 1883. 

SamueP" enlisted in June, 1862, in the Second Regiment 



GEORGE H. BALCH, — ST. LOTUS, MO. 427 

of Ohio Heavy Artillery, and served as sergeant of company 
" K," until the close of the war. For more than two years 
he was ranking sergeant of the regiment. He wasoffered a 
commission, but declined the promotion. 

2098. Oyrusi" son of 1392 Cyrus Decatur^ and Margaret 
[Wakely] Balch, was born in Athens county, Ohio, July 5, 
1850, and was drowned at Nelsonville, Ohio, August 1,1881, 
where he was a miner. He was married March 10, 1870, to 
California Almira, daughter of Timothy B. and Sina Vining. 
She was born April 7, 1852, in Meigs county, Ohio. They 
had four children, born in Meigs county, O. 

2504 Cykus Edgak," b. Jan. 18, 1870. 

2505 Wallace Devalson," b. June 29, 1872; engaged in railroading. 

2606 Lbland Leslie, 11 b. July 6, 1875. 

2607 Eenest Eugene," b. May 29, 1881. 

2107. George W.,^° son of 1395 Christopher Columbus* 
and Charlotte [Pierce] Balch, was born at Granger, N. Y., 
December 20, 1846. He was married at Knight's Creek, N. 
Y., July 25, 1865, to Thresa Kent, who was born in Tioga 
county, N. Y., October 11, 1845. They have no children. He 
enlisted November 14, 1861, as a private in company I, 76th 
N. Y., and was in the Army of the Potomac. After the bat- 
tle of Williamsburg, Va., he was sent to Mount Pleasant 
Hospital at Washington, from which he was discharged from 
the service in June, 1862, for general disability. He is a 
farmer at Harrisville, Michigan, and is an agent for agricul- 
tural machinery. 

2113. George H.,!" son of 1396 John Quincy Adams» 
and Sarah [Burton] Balch, was born in Kansas in 1859, and 
is a landscape gardener in St. Louis, Mo. He was married 
March 22, 1881, to Maggie Elizabeth, daughter of Henry 
Sumering. She was born at Buffalo, N. Y., in 1857. They 
have had nine children. 

2508 Ida Mat," b. 1882. 

2509 Julia," b. 1883. 

2610 Katie," b. May 2, 1884; d. July 29. 1884. 



428 TENTH GENERATION. 

25 H Sarah," b. 1886. 

2512 Maggie," b. Dec. 11, 1887; d. Oct. 21, 1888. 

2513 George B.," b. 1888. 

2514 Robert," b. 1890. 

2515 Gertrude," b. Sept., 1891. 

2516 Albert H.," b. May 6, 1893. 

2116. Oassandra.io daughter of 1398 Andrew Jackson^ 
and Elizabeth [Watts] Balch, was born June 21, 1860, and 
married February 4, 1884, Joel A. Edmonds. They live at 
Bethpage, Missouri. 

2117. Richard Johnson.io son of 1398 Andrew Jack- 
son^ and Elizabeth [Watts] Balch, was born November 6, 
1868, at Shade, Ohio. He lived for a time at Seneca, Mis- 
souri, and served in the State Assembly and Senate, and was 
a member of the Supreme Judicial Convention held at St. 
Louis in 1892. He now lives at Galena, Kansas. He was 
married February 6, 1892, to Ida M., daughter of Robert A., 
and Eliza E. Mayfield. She was born at Erie, Missouri, 
September 18, 1872. They have one child, born at Erie, 
Missouri. 

2517 Ray Vest," b. Jan. 5, 1892. 

2119. Nellie.io daughter of 1398 Andrew Jackson^ and 
Elizabeth [Watts] Balch, was born in Nelsouville, Ohio, De- 
cember 5, 1871, and lives at Galena, Kansas. She was mar- 
ried December 17, 1888, to Penrose Eyster. 

2120. Lucy.io daughter of 1398 Andrew Jackson" and 
Elizabeth [Watts] Balch, was born at Charlestown, W. Va., 
December 17, 1873, and lives at Galena, Kansas. She was 
married October 4, 1891, to George B. Lamb. He died Jan- 
uary 25, 1895. Their children are one girl and one boy: 
Fay, b. July 10, 1892 ; Loyd, b. Jan. 5, 1894. 

2123. Lillian Judith.io daughter of 1398 Andrew Jack- 
son" and Elizabeth [Watts] Balch, was born November 23, 
1878, and is a teacher, with her sister Cora, in the public 
schools at Galena, Kansas. She was named Elizabeth Judith, 
but has preferred the name Lillian. 



■WILLIAM W. BALCH, — GARY, S. D. 429 

2127. Queenie V.,io daughter of 1402 Benjamin F.s and 
Rebecca [Walker] Balch, was born in 1871. She married 
James T. Watkins, a plumber and gas fitter at Sedalia, Mis- 
souri. They have two children. 

2128. Mary Eliza.^o daughter of 1404 John^ and Eunice 
[Baldwin] Balch, was born at Vergennes, Vermont, May 28, 
1849. She was married November 25, 1895, to Adoniram 
Judson, oldest son of Elisha Hogle and Abbie [Huff] Glea- 
son, of Genesee county, New York. He was born April 28, 
1854, at Newark, Illinois, and is engaged in the harness busi- 
ness at Holstein, Iowa. 

2130. Melissa Maria.^o daughter of 1404 John^ and 
Eunice [Baldwin] Balch, was born at Eldorado, Iowa, Sep- 
tember 15, 1856. She was married September 15, 1874, to 
Arthur Corner, son of John and Sarah [Daniels] Calvert. He 
was born in Morgan county, Ohio, April 9, 1848, and is a 
farmer at Galva, Iowa. They have had six children : Bur- 
tis Earl, b. July 9, 1875, at College Springs, Iowa, d. Oct. 12, 
1875 ; Evert Leroy, b. March 24, 1877, at Elgin, Iowa ; Wal- 
ter Alfred, b. Sept. 18, 1879, at Elgin, Iowa ; Edna Maud, b. 
Feb. 6, 1883, at Lake View, Iowa ; Eunice Edith, b. Aug. 9, 
1885, at Odebolt, Iowa; Josephine, b. May 22, 1894, at 
Galva, Iowa. 

2131. William Warner.i^ son of 1404 John^ and Eunice 
[Baldwin] Balch, was born at Beaver, Minn., June 10, 1859, 
and is a carpenter, living at Gary, South Dakota. He was 
married February 20, 1884, to Almina, daughter of John and 
Almira Shannon. She was born July 13, 1861, in Floyd 
county, Iowa. They have two children. 

2518 OscAE Eakl,ii b. May 4, 1885, at Charles City, Iowa. 

2519 EcTNiCE Bebnbtta," b. July 21, 1896, at Gary, South Dakota. 

2132. Benjamin IlifF.^o son of 1404 John" and Eunice 
[Baldwin] Balch, was born at Beaver, Minn, April 18, 1861, 
and is a farmer at Early, Iowa. He was married September 
13, 1884, to Hessa Rosetta, daughter of Cornelius C. and 



430 TENTH GENEKATION. 

Sophia McGilvra. She was born in 1867. They have had 
four children. 

2520 Euros Ceylon," b. July 29, 1885. 

2521 Claud Ltlb,ii b. Nov. 29, 1886; d. May 23, 1890. 

2522 Mabel Elsie," b. March 2, 1891. 

2523 Benjamin Cteus," b. Sept. 2, 1895. 

2133. Lucy Elmina.io daughter of 1404 John^ and Eu- 
nice [Baldwin] Balch, was born at Beaver, Minn., August 
16, 1863, and was married February 22, 1883, to Bascum 
Somers, son of Sampson and Fanny Haworth. He was born 
May 27, 1862, in Dark county, Ohio, and is a carpenter and 
builder at Galva, Iowa. They have seven children : Clarence 
Elbert, b. Jan. 21, 1884; John Arthur, b. May 14, 1885 
Pearl Edith, b. Oct. 10, 1887 ; Nathaniel, b. May 30, 1889 
Hazel Dell, b. Aug. 25, 1890 ; Floyd Balch, b. Jan. 9, 1893 
Dalton Cyrus, b. May 7, 1895. 

2134. Miriam Elizabeth.io daughter of 1404 John" and 
Eunice [Baldwin] Balch, was born at Elgin, Iowa, September 
10, 1870. She was married October 1, 1890, to Andrew T., 
son of Cyrus M. and Marietta [Rollins] Glass. He was born 
September 30, 1862, at River Falls, Wis., and is a butter- 
maker at Monticello, Iowa. They have one child : Ernest 
Rollins, b. July 14, 1891, at Monticello, Iowa. 

2146. Alfred C.io son of 1429 William Henry^ and Car- 
oline Ann [Buswell] Balch, was born at Bath, N. H., Nov. 
28, 1862. He is purchasing agent for Rand, McNally & Co., 
printers and publishers, Chicago, 111. He was married first, 
October 18, 1887, to Fannie, daughter of John and Ellen 
Fenton. She was born at Zanesville, Ohio, Nov. 18, 1868, 
and died at Chicago, 111., May 9, 1892, leaving no children. 

Alfred C. married again October 10, 1893, at IMilwaukee, 
Wis., Sophie, daughter of Moses and Bertha [Blatskovitch] 
Bloomfield. She was born in Vienna, Austria, February 28, 
1875. They have one child. 

2524 Walter Buswell," b. Oct. 1, 1895. 



CHARLES M. BALCH, — SODUS, N. Y. 431 

2153. Oora Mabel.io daughter of 1436 Pliny EarP and 
Annie E. [Fansler] Balch, was born at Greencastle, Indiana, 
Sept. 1, 1875. She was married September 1, 1895, to Ben- 
jamin Corey Vestal, who was born December 29, 1869, and is 
a farmer. 

2164. Hattie Mae.io daughter of 1470 Austin A.» and 
Mary E. [Whipple] Balch, was born at Northumberland, N. 
H., May 11, 1866. She was married September 1, 1892, to 
Doctor Edwin L. Harris, of Clinton, Mass. Hattie Mae has 
inherited the fine musical taste that made her great aunts so 
famous. She has a fine, well cultivated soprano voice. 

2165. James Whipple.io son of 1470 Austin A.^ and 
Mary E. [Whipple] Balch, was born at Lancaster, N. H., De- 
cember 28, 1870. He is a member of the firm of Gordon & 
Balch, contractors for painting and dealers in painters' sup- 
plies, at Berlin, N. H. His specialty is fine lettering and 
fresco painting. 

2176. James E.,io son of 1482 Frank A.^ and Mary 
Emma [Smith] Balch, was born at Davenport, Iowa, January 
27, 1870. He was manager of the Colonnade Hotel in New 
York city until 1895, and is now proprietor of the Puritan 
Laundry. 

2178. Edwin P.io son of 1482 Frank A.^ and Mary 
Emma [Smith] Balch, was born at Davenport, Iowa, July 29, 
1873, where he now lives at the old home. 
Descendants of 40 Israel*. 

2182. Delia E.," daughter of 1487 James^ and Laura 
[Henderson] Balch, was born at Marcellus, N. Y., April 24, 
1865. She was married December 30, 1886, to Peter, son of 
Dennis andAnna Fitz Patrick. He was born September 8, 
1861, and is a merchant at Marietta, N. Y., where they live. 
Their children are : Mamie Edna, b. Nov. 19, 1887, at Otis- 
co, N. Y. ; Howard J., b. Aug. 2, 1889. 

2184. Charles M.,io son of 1490 HoUand^ and Jane E. 



432 TENTH GENERATION. 

[Lund] Balch, was born at Sodus, N. Y., September 2, 1855, 
and was married, first, January 1, 1878, to Martha J., daugh- 
ter of David Earner. She was born at Sodus, August 17, 
1857, and died in the same town, August 26, 1879. They 
had one child, born one week before its mother's death. 

2525 Ada M.," b. Aug. 18, 1879. 

Charles M. married second, March 12, 1890, Eva Augusta, 
daughter of Charles Hewson. She was born March 22, 
1861. They have two children. 

2526 loLA Bell," b. Sept. 15, 1892. 

2527 Raymond Charles," b. May 5, 1896. 

2195. Fred Jay.io son of 1499 Jude Henry^ and Olive 
L. [Newman] Balch, was born July 17, 1862. He is in the 
employ of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, at 
Portland, Oregon. He is not married. 

2196. Oarlyn Jude.io son of 1499 Jude Henry^ and 
Olive L. [Newman] Balch, was born July 19, 1865, at Milton, 
Wisconsin. He was married December 5, 1887, to Grace 
Darling, daughter of C. T. and Hannah M. Woolsey. She 
was born at Albia, Iowa, December 12, 1868. They reside 
at Pocatello, Idaho. He is chief clerk in the superintendent's 
office, Union Pacific Railway. They have no children. 

2205. Lucinda,!" daughter of 1505 Horace^ and Mary 
[Manning] Balch, was born November 12, 1835, and died 
October 18, 1864. She married a Mr. Murphy. Her children 
are : Maiy, Annie, Emma, and Lizzie. 

2206. Emily.io daughter of 1505 Horace^ and Mary 
[Manning] Balch, was born April 12, 1841. She married 
George Collett. They live at Garnett, Kansas. Their chil- 
dren are Charley, Alice, "Walter, and Willis. 

2207. Matilda, 10 daughter of 1505 Horace^ and Mary 
[Manning] Balch, was born July 27, 1845, and died March 
24, 1868. She married Charles Britton. They have one 
child, Minnie. 

2210. Margaret A..^" daughter of 1506 Jaspei'^ and 



AMELIA M. [bALCH] DART, HANFORD, CAL. 433 

Betsey [Manning] Balch, was born in Genesee county, N. Y., 
September 27, 1833, and died in Anderson county, Kansas, 
April 27, 1881. She was married February 25, 1858, to Del- 
ivan Perry. He was born November 8, 1825, and died in 
Chase county, Kansas, November 6, 1875. They had six 
children, three born at Warrenville, Illinois, and three in 
Chase county, Kansas. 

Anna a., b. Feb. 12, 1859; m. WilliamVineyard; lives Marion, K. 

HomebD., b. Oct. 7, 1860; d. Jan. 3, 18(36. 

Charlotte B., b. Nov. 6, 1862; m. April 10, 1881, Alvah R. 
Ivans ; d. Dec. 28, 1890. 

Frank T., b. Aug. 11, 1867; m. Myrtle Dye; lives Oleander, Cal. 

Ella O., b. Sept. 2, 1870; m. Marion Calder; lives Oleander, Cal. 

Fredebick N., b. Feb. 4, 1872; lives Marion, K. 

2211. Amelia M.,i» daughter of 1506 Jasper^ and Betsey 
[Manning] Balch, was born in Genesee county, N. Y., July 
11, 1835, and died in Chase county, Kansas, May 18, 1876. 
She was married June 20, 1858, to Jabez Dart, a brother of 
Almira, second wife of 1511 Albert. He died August 28, 
1871, in Chase county, Kansas, aged 36. They had four 
children : William J., b. Feb. 21, 1859, m. Alice Hayes, 
lives Farmington, Or. ; Albert M., b. April 19, 1865, m. his 
cousin, 2227 Carrie May BalchiO; Momer M., b. Nov. 16, 
1867, m. Alice Calder, lives Hanford, Cal. ; Mary Alice, b. 
Dec. 21, 1870, m. Robert White, lives Easton, Cal. 

2213. Homer P-.^^ son of 1506 Jasper^ and Betsey 
[Manning] Balch, was born in Genesee county, N. Y., Feb- 
ruary 6, 1840, and died at Moline, Ka., Dec. 19, 1883. He 
was married Sept. 3, 1865, to his cousin, Mary Annie^**, 
daughter of 1505 Horace® and Mary [Manning] Balch, of 
Welda, Ka. They had one child, born in Chase county, Ka. 

2528 Ida Emma," b. Oct. 6, 1868; lives at Garnett, K. 

Homer P. Balch was a soldier in the Union army during 
the civil war, serving in a regiment of Kansas volunteers. 
He was mustered out in July, 1865, and his early death was 
the result of exposures while in the army. His wife lives at 
Oleander, Cal. 



434 TENTH GENERATION. 

2224. Lewis Nelson.i" son of 1511 Albert* and Eme- 
line [Baker] Balcb, was bom at Naperville, 111., Marcb 9, 
1855, and is a farmer at Waitsburg, Wasbington. He was 
married, first, September 14, 1876, to Beatrice Guidotti, wbo 
was bora in England, April 14, 1857, and died Aug. 10, 1886. 
They have five children. 

2529 Demont Vincent." b. Oct. 20, 1877; d. Dec. 9, ISSS. 

2530 Madolena E.," b. Dec. 6, 187S. 

2531 Emii.t Blanche," b. Feb. 7, 1881. 

2532 Robert I.," b. March 27, 1883. 

2533 Albert E.," b. Oct. 1, 1S85. 

Lewis Nelson married, second, Dec. 2, 1889, to Eunice 
Johnson. She was born at Jackson, Ohio, September 21, 
1854. They have four children. 

2534 Arthur Roscoe," b. Feb. 2, 1891. 

2535 Beatrice Arvena," b, July 14, 1892. 

2536 Lewis Johnson," b. June 17, 1894. 

2537 Makjokie H.,"b. Nov. 8, 1895. 

2227. Carrie May.w daughter of 1511 Albert^ and Al- 
mira [Dart] Balch, was born at Elmdale, Kansas, February 
15, 1871. She was married August 22, 1890, to her cousin, 
Albert N., son of Jabez and 2211 Amelia M. [Balch] Dart. 
They live at Hanford, California, and have one child, Ger- 
trude May, b. Aug. 11, 1891. 

2235. Frederick R.,io son of 1521 John Raasom^ and 
Margaret [Snyder] Balch, was born at Cortland, N. Y., 
March 16, 186-3 ; is living at Antigo, Wis. 

2236. Llewellyn L.,io daughter of 1521 John Ransom^ 
and Margaret [Snyder] Balch, was born at Cortland, N. Y., 
April 21, 1866. She was married at Antigo, Wis., Septem- 
ber 5, 1885, to Eugene Tuttle. 

2247. Robert Morris,!" son of 1538 Foster Lamson* 
and Nancy McArthur [Morris] Balch, was born atShiikopee, 
Minn., April 4, 1864. He is a hardware salesman at Minne- 
apolis, Minnesota. He was married June 30, 1891, to Win- 
nifred, daughter of Orton Skinner and Catherine [Leonard] 



ROBERT M., FRANK S. BALCH, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 435 

Clark. She was born at Buffalo, N. Y., September 27, 1870. 
They have one child. 

2538 Mteon Clark," b. Jan. 1, 1894. 

2248. Prank Shaw.i" son of 1538 Foster Lamson^ and 
Nancy McArthur [Morris] Balch, was born at Sliakopee, 
Mian., November 16, 1865. He is a bookkeeper for the gas- 
light company at Minneapolis. He was married July 23, 
1891, to Margaret Darling, daughter of John Hogen and 
Margaret [Reynolds] Mendenhall. 

2250. Gertrude,!" daughter of 1538 Foster Lamson^ 
and Nancy McArthur [Morris] Balch, was born atShakopee, 
Minn., March 24, 1868. She was married November 25, 
1891, to Nahum Malcomb, son of Nahum Mitchell and Sarah 
Agnes Tribou. He was born March 7, 1861, at Mystic, 
Conn., and is credit man for Longley, Low & Alexander, at 
Clucago. 

2252. Alice Kendrick.io daughter of 1540 Henry 
Francis^ and Evalyn [Kendrick] Balch, was born at Minne- 
apolis, Minn., March 8, 1854. Slie was married September 
28, 1887, to Joseph Gault, son of James and Mary Hamilton. 
He was born at Hanover, Ohio, October 30, 1857. He is an 
agent for the Red Line at Minneapolis. They have four 
children : Ruth Evalyn, b. July 18, 1888 ; Margaret, b. Sept. 
28, 1890 ; Joseph Gault and John Balch, twins, b. Aug. 28, 
1894. 

2253. Mary Evalyn.io daughter of 1540 Henry Fran- 
cis^ and Evalyn [Kendrick] Balch, was born at Minneapolis, 
Minn., June 25, 1866. She was married December 15, 1886, 
to Llewellyn, son of William and Nancy Groff. He was 
born at La Crescent, Minnesota, December 10, 1861. They 
live at Minneapolis, and have two children : Henry Balch, 
b. Sept. 22, 1888 : Richard Llewellyn, b. May 21, 1890. 

2272. Etta L.,io daughter of 1567 Orrin J. L.^ and Josie 
S. [Nay] Balch was born at Mason Village, N. H., June 5, 



436 TENTH GENERATION. 

1865. She was married Jan. 30, 1883, to Howard D. Hal- 
stead. Since 1890 she has parted from her husband and has 
lived with her mother. They have five children : Orrin H., 
b. Dec. 18, 1884 ; Perley O, b. Oct. 25, 1885, d. Oct. 19, 1886 ; 
Roy E., b. Dec. 23, 1886 ; George S., b. June, 1887, d. y.; 
Florence L., b. Nov. 3, 1889, d. Aug. 5, 1890. 

2274. Perley 0.,i° son of 1567 Orrin J. L.^ and Josie 
S. [Nay] Balch was born at Manchester, N. H., May 8, 18G8. 
He was married June 6, 1889, to Sadie M. Daniels, of Wilton, 
N. H. They lived at Amoskeag, New Hampshire, and have 
three children : 

2539 Alfrkd S.," b. Oct. 1, 3890. 

2540 Marion L. " b. June 1, 18»3; d. July 23, 1894. 

2541 Clarence M.," b. Dec. 4, 1895. 

2280. John Harvey/o gon of 1572 Harvey John» 
Balch, was born January 5, 1850, at Whitehall, New York, 
and lives at Chestertown, New York. He was married June 
8, 1873, to Annie E., daughter of Courtney and Mary Ann 
[Prescott] Seage. They have had five children, born at 
Chestertown, N. Y. 

2542 Ellen Elmiba," b. July 22, 1874. 

2543 Mary Ann," b. Dec. 28, 1877. 

2544 Jennie Dell," b. Sept. 15, 1883; d. July 8, 1889. 

2545 Susie Whipple," b. Nov. 4, 1886. 

2546 Elizabeth Ann," b. Dec. 28, 1895. 

2287. Clara Adelia.io daughter of 1574 Lowell Levi* 
and Huldah Ann [Whitney] Balch, was born at Hartland, 
Vermont, March 12, 1855. She was married April 3, 1875, 
to Nahum C. Solger. He is a carpenter for the C. B. & Q. 
Railroad, at Aurora, Illinois, where they moved in 1883. 
They have had six children, one born at Hartford, Vermont, 
one born at Hartland, Vermont, and the othei's at Aurora, 
Illinois; Lizzie A., b. June 10, 1876; Nora C, b. Feb. 25, 
1878 ; Ellen E., July 13, 1885 ; Leonard Roy, b. Aug. 6, 
1887 ; Marguerite H., b. Sept. 23, 1891 ; Mildred G., b Oct. 
31, 1894, d. Nov. 29, 1894. 



HAKVEY HIRAM BALCH, — HARTLAND, VT. 437 

2288. Elizabeth Oampbell.i" daughter of 1574 Lowell 
Levi^ and Huldah Ann [Whitney] Baleh, was born at Hart" 
land, Vermont, July 21, 1858. She was married April 18, 
1891, to John Long, who is a shoemaker at White River 
Junction, Vermont. They have no children. 

2289. Sarah Anna.i" daughter of 1574 Lowell Levi* 
and Huldah Ann [Whitney] Balch, was born December 11, 
1860, at Hartland, Vermont. She removed to Aurora, Illi- 
nois in 1882. On August 23, 1886, she was married to Les- 
lie L. Dickey, of Hartford, Vermont. I I icy have two children 
born at Aurora, Illinois. Leslie L., b. July 26, 1887 ; Lillian 
H. b. Dec. 14, 1891. 

2290. Idora Philena.i" daughter of 1574 Lowell Levi* 
and Huldah Ann [Whitney] Balch, was born March 27, 1863, 
at Hartland, Vermont. She married Charles E. Small, of the 
same town, September 5, 1887. They have lived at Wind- 
sor, Vermont, since 1890, and have two children. Gertie E. 
b. Feb. 5, 1890, at Hartland; Hilda A., b. May 8, 1893, at 
Windsor. 

2291. Ellen Gertrude,!" daughter of 1574 Lowell Levi* 
and Huldah Ann [Whitney] Balch, was born February 1, 
1865. She was married July 3, 1886, to Lucius J. Whitney. 
He was born August 18, 1865, and died May 8, 1889. They 
had one son, Allen Deane, b. Hartland, January 7, 1888. On 
June 21, 1892, Ellen Gertrude married second Charles E. 
Cowdrey of Windsor, Vermont, where they now live. 

2292. Harvey Hiram.io son of 1574 Lowell Levi* and 
Huldah Ann [Whitney] Balch, was born May 9, 1868, at 
Hartland, Vermont, and was married June 14, 1898, to Angle, 
daughter of Frank Parker. They live at Hartland, Vermont* 
and have one child. 

2547 Florence. 11 

2300. Frederick Volney.io son of 1625 Henry R.* and 
Delia [Bellows] Balch, was born at Port Alleghany, Penn- 



438 TENTH GENERATION. 

sylvania, September 2, 1850, and lives at Galeton, Pennsyl- 
vania. He is a locomotive engineer. He was married Octo- 
ber 24, 1874, to Mary L., daughter of Archibald D. Knox, of 
Knoxville, Pennsylvania. They have one daughter, born at 
Janesville, Wisconsin. 
2648 Neenah," b. Apr. 16, 1877. 

2303. Cassius Vernon,!" son of 1626 Alfonso Burdett® 
and Rhoda ^I. [Smith] Balch, was born at Deerfield, Pa., 
March 6, 1857, and lives at Sabinsville, Pennsylvania. He 
was married May 24, 1885, to Nellie Houland, who was born 
at Pomfret, Connecticut, November 8, 1858. They have 
three children. 

2549 jEssiE,i\b. June 8, 1886. 

2550 Edna,ii b. Feb. 28, 18SS. 

2551 DiGHT Veknon," b. Dec. 11, 1892. 

2304. Herbert A..^ son of 1626 Alfonso Burdett^ and 
Rhoda M. [Smith] Balch, was born at Deerfield, Pennsylva- 
nia, February 1, 1860. He was married in October, 1880, to 
Harriet A. Burlingame, who was born at Deerfield in Api-il, 
1863. Theypive at Middlebury, Penn., and have two chil- 
dren. 

2552 Luther W.,"b. Nov. 2, 1881. 

2553 Henry H.," b Nov. 20, I8S3. 

2308. Emma M.,io daughter of 1630 Milton^ and Am- 
moratte C. [Cowles] Balch, was born at New Milford, Pa., 
September 26, 1858. She was married September 24, 1875, 
to Charles, son of George LaGier. He was born September 
5, 1851, and is a farmer at Lestershire. New York. They 
have had five children, all born at North Jackson : Frank, 
b. Aug. 3, 1877 ; Cora May, b. May 24, 1879 ; Verna Ettie, 
b. Jime 18, 1881 ; Fred Thurman, b. July 22, 1883 ; Aida 
Bell, b. Nov. 9, 1885, d. May 18, 1886 ; Arthur Milton, b. 
June 27, 1887. 

Descendants of 47 David.* 

2313. Charles Arvin.io son of 1655 William Henry^ 



REV. CHAKLES ARVIN BAI^CH, — OEAN, N. Y. 439 

and Elizabeth Polly [Albro] Balch, was born at Cazeuovia, 
N. Y., June 17, 1869. He graduated at the Cazenovia Semi- 
nary, Cazenovia, N. Y., in 1892. He then attended Rev. A. 
B. Simpson's Missionary Training School in New York city, 
and in September, 1893, joined the Susquehanna Conference 
of the Free Methodist Church. He has preached in Ithaca 
and Auburn, New York, and studied in Auburn Theological 
Seminary. He was married July 12, 1893, to Cora Coons, 
of Herkimer, N. Y. They have one son, born at Auburn, 
New York. 
2554 Benjamin Titus Roberts," b. Feb. 7, 1895. 

2326. George E.,!" son of 1668 George Edwin^ and 
Annie H. [Morse] Balch, was born at Boston, Mass., March 
18, 1867, and is secretary of the Eclipse Hay Press Co., at 
Kansas City, Missouri. He was married November 11, 1891, 
to Ola L., daughter of F. D. and L. Atkins. 

2331. Flora," daughter of 1678 Enos^ and Hannah [Lo- 
water] Balch, was born at Hyde Park, Vt., in 1862, and 
married Frank Laraway. They have had three children, two 
sons and one daughter. 

2340. Fred J..^" son of 1687 Fred^ and Ettie [Murray] 
Balch, was born at Massena, N. Y., April 15, 1870, and is a 
telegraph operator and cashier at Rouse's Point, New York, 
in the freight office of the Vermont Central Railroad. He 
married, January 8, 1896, Grace Laura, daughter of Julius 
and Adelia Wilson, of Rouse's Point. 

2341. Frank W.,i» son of 1687 Fred^ and Ettie [Mur- 
ray] Balch, was born at Massena, New York, August 1, 1873, 
where he is a farmer on his grandfather's place. He was 
married February 12, 1896, to Annie, daughter of John W. 
and Mary Ann Bero. She was born at Hogausburg, New 
York, in 1874. 

2347. Lena E.," daughter of 1702 Wayland F.^ and 
Sarah P. [Richardson] Balch, was born in 1866, and was 



440 TENTH GENEKATION. 

married in 1887 to Edwin B. Currier. They have two chil- 
dren : Edna F., b. 1888 ; Mary G., b. 1889. 

2359. Daniel Ellridge.io son of 1711 John W.9 and 
Sarah E. [Wormwood] Balch, was born at Kennebunkport, 
Me., April 22, 1853. He is a farmer, and a member of the 
Congregationalist Church. He was married February 13, 
1884, to Mary J., daughter of Leonard Miller, of Kennebunk- 
port, where she was born May 31, 1862. They reside aud 
their children were born at Kennebunkport. 

2555 John Nkil," b. Nov. 1, 1884. 

2556 Susan May," b. April 15, 1886. 

2363. Lill Dora.'o daughter of 1711 John W.s and Sa- 
rah E. [Wormwood] Balch, was born at Kennebunkport, 
Me., September 27, 1867. She married, October 7, 1884, 
George Cluff, of Kennebunkport, where they live and have 
four children : Bertha Bell. b. May 22, 188.5 ; Grace May, b. 
Aug. 21, 1886 ; Rowena Billings, b. Sept. 21, 1890 ; Sarah 
Emily, b. May 29, 1893. 

2367. Eller M.,io daughter of 1712 Moses M.* and Har- 
riet E. [Stiles] Balch, was born at Temple, N. H., July 3, 
1862, and was married January 24, 1883, to Albert F. Wal- 
ker, of New Ipswich, N. H. They have two children : Rob- 
ert B., b. June 19, 1886 ; Lena F., b. Dec. 27, 1887. 

2368. Abby L.,io daughter of 1712 Moses M.^ and Har- 
riet E. [Stiles] Balch, was born in Temple, N. H., February 
1, 1870, and was married April 26, 1892, to Wilbur L. 
Phelps, of New Ipswich, N. H. 

2370. Frank Arthur.io son of 1717 Barker Sawyer* 
and Ann Jane [Whitcomb] Balch, was born in Richmond, 
Vermont, April 2.5, 1870. He graduated from Dartmouth 
College in 1894, and is a professor at Norwich University, 
Northfield, Vermont. 

FOURTH BRANCH. 

Descendants of 9 Freeborn.' 

Descendants of 52 Benjamin.'' 

2391. Ida Ann.io daughter of 1799 John W.9 and 



IDA ANN [BALCH] YOB, — SYRACUSE, N. Y. 441 

Addie A. [Aylsworth] Balch was born March 18, 1861, at 
Syracuse, New York, and was married May 27, 1884, to Ed- 
ward T., son of Richard Austin and Rachel A. Yoe. He 
was born April 14, 1857, at Peoria, Illinois, and is a letter 
carrier at Syracuse, New York, where their children were 
born. Harry Austin, b. Jan. 20, 1886 ; Bessie May, b. 
March 14, 1888 ; John William, b. March 20, 1890. 

2239. Esther Joanna.io daughter of 1799 John W.^ 
and Addie A. [Aylsworth] Balch, was born June 4, 1862, 
at Syracuse, New York, and was married May 4, 1886, to 
James, son of James and Barbara Eggenberger, who was 
born August 11, 1854, in Switzerland, and is principal of 
schools at Dolgerville, New York. They had one child, born 
in Syracuse. James Balch, b. March 31, 1889, d. Jan. 22, 
1891. 

2399. Winifred Hannah.io daughter of 1811 Hiram 
Augustus® and Catherine [lluddell] Balch, was born Feb- 
ruary 2, 1867, at Olympia, Washington, and was married 
September 27, 1885, to George E., son of Luther and Rachel 
Lawrence, who was born at Calais, Maine, and is a carpenter 
and builder. They have had two children ; Edith, b. May 
22, 1887 ; Leo, b. Aug. 22, 1889. 

2400. Martha.w daugliter of 1811 Hiram Augustus^ 
and Catherine [Ruddell] Balch, was born October 7, 1868, 
at Olympia, Washington, and was raanied to William Els- 
worth, son of William and Elizabeth Menish. He was born 
May 27, 1862, at Paterson, New Jersey, and is a station- 
ary engineer at Houquin, Washington, where their children 
were born. Anna May, b. June 26, 1889, d. Nov. 7, 1892; 
William H., b. March 15, 1891, d. Nov. 26, 1892 , Glen E., 
b. Sept. 21, 1893. 



Eleventh Generation. 



SECOND BRANCH. 

Descendants of 6 Benjamin. ^ 
Descendants of 31 Joseph.* 

2454. Edwin William," son of 2014 William L." and 
Susan E. [Davis] Balcli, was born September 23, 1869, and 
is a proprietor of the Plymoutli Mail, at Plymouth, Michigan. 

2458. Estella Louise," daughter of 2025 William De- 
lossio and Ellen M. [Melville] Balch, was born October 9, 
1861, in New York City, and was married June 17, 1885, to 
William Samuel Harwood. They live at Chicago, Illinois. 

2461. Margaret," daughter of 2025 William Deloss^o 
and Maria [Palmer] Balch, was born May 5, 1872, at Charles 
City, Iowa, and was married September 5, 1894, to James A. 
Case, a banker at Charles City. 

2466, Erna Capron," daughter of 2029 Edward Er- 
nest^^and Elizabeth [Stewart] Balch, was born June 11, 1871, 
at Omaha, Nebraska, and was married October 3, 1894, to 
Isaac Albemarle Coles. 

2467. Thede Adeline Oapron," daughter of 2029 Ed- 
ward Ernesti" and Elizabeth [Stewart] Balch, was born at 
Omaha, Nebraska, January 21, 1873, and was married Octo- 
ber 23, 1894, to Abraham Lincoln Reed. They have cue 
child, Elizabeth Balch, born July 24, 1895. 

2471. Francis Abbott," son of 2034 Oscar Ahbotti" and 
Julia Ann [Norris] Balch, was born October 9, 1865, at Ma- 
son, New Hampshire, and is a teacher at Hoboken, New Jer- 
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WILLIAM W. BALCH, — EVANS, W. VA. 443 

sey. He was married June 24, 1891, to Bertha A., daughter 
of Franklin and Almeda [Dight] Lawton of Shirley, Mass. 
She was born August 11, 1867, and died December 1, 1892. 
They had no children. 

2472. Marion Alice," daughter of 2034 Oscar Abbottio 
and Julia Ann [Norris] Balch, was born November 20, 1867, 
at Groton Junction, Mass., and is living at Ashland, Mass. 
She married William Dadman, of Sudbury, Mass., and they 
have three children. Herbert, Bessie and Frank. 

2473. George Walter," son of 2084 Oscar Abbott^o and 
Julia Ann [Norris] Balch, was born August 21, 1870, at 
Groton Junction, Mass., and was married in March, 1895, to 
Estella I. Cox. 

THIRD BRANCH. 

Descendants of 7 John.^ 
Descendants of 39 John.* 
2498. William W.," son of 2094 SamueP" and Martha 
H. [Vining] Balch, was born March 2, 1870, in Meigs 
county, Ohio, and is a farmer at Evans, West Virginia. He 
was married December 26, 1890, to Lillie, daughter of Pres- 
ton and Clara Barnet. They have one child, born at Rock 
Castle, West Virginia. 
2557 Mattie,i2 b. Nov. 8, 1891. 



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THE MARYLAND FAMILY. 



PREFACE TO MARYLAND FAMILY. 

Two families bearing the Balch name appear about the 
middle of the eighteenth century in Maryland. Their de- 
scendants are now settled chiefly in the southern states, 
southern Indiana and Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. Per- 
sistent efforts to trace their ancestry has yielded but little 
trustworthy information, but in the absence of other British 
records, it is to be presumed that they came from the family 
in Somersetshire, England. 

A few land records have been found in Maryland. The 
earliest is in the land office at Annapolis, in which the name 
is spelled with a " t," and is as follows : 

" I, John Baltch, do assign over unto John Lloyd all my 
right, title and interest of one Right due unto me for my 
Transportation in this Province, as witness my hand this 30th 
day of December, 1663. 

The mark of X John Baltch." 

Witness, 
Dan'l Jenifer. 

From time of the very first settlements, in 1634, land was 
to be obtained in the first instance only as a premium to en- 
courage settlement. A single man was given 100 acres, which 
■was subject to a nominal yearly rental. This land he could 
transfer for a consideration, as the above entry shows. 

In 1683 the Proprietory proclaimed new " Conditions of 
Plantation," as the term ran, by which any one could obtain 
warrants for any quantity of land, not already disposed of, 
by the payment of a small amount of purchase money, and 
afterwards of a trifling annual " quit rent." This system 
continued until after the Revolution. 

The next entry containing the name Balch, which has 
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THE MARYLAND FAMILY. 447 

been found in the Maryland records, was made seventy-five 
years after John Baltch disposed of his right. It shows that 
there was a grant for a tract of land called "Balch's Abode," 
amounting to 36 acres, and lying in Baltimore county, on the 
north side of Deer creek. It was surveyed for John Balch, 
October 1, 1738, and patented to him December 14, 1739. 

In the same locality the conveyance of a tract of land 
called "Bond's Hope " to James Balch, by Jacob Giles and 
Isaac Webster, on November 2, 1743, is shown by the records 
in the clerk's office of the Superior Court of Baltimore. 

Four eminent Presbyterian clergymen of the Scotch-Irish 
type are first found on the north side of Deer creek, in what is 
now Hartford county, then Baltimore county, Maryland. 
One of these was Rev. Dr. Hezekiah Balch, of Greenville 
College, Tennessee. The three others, Rev. Hezekiah James, 
Rev. Dr. Stephen Bloomer, and Rev. James Balch, were 
brothers, and had three other brothers, Amos, William Good- 
win and John, who followed agricultural pursuits. They 
were born in the order named, between 1741 and 1760, and 
the six brothers were sons of James Balch. 

While three grandchildren of James Balch were living, 
three apparently inconsistent traditions were reduced to 
writing. 

One of these traditions is from Rev. Thomas Bloomer, son 
of Rev. Stephen Bloomer Balch. It is that his great-grand- 
father, the father of James, was named John. He wrote a 
poem on the stamp act, was married in Wales, probably to a 
Bloomer, and came to Maryland about 1720 or 1725, and set- 
tled on Deer creek, but removed to Mecklenburg in 1769. 
With him was a brother, probably named Hezekiah, who was 
the father of Rev. Dr. Hezekiah Balch. 

The second tradition is from Mrs. Albina Bloomer Mann, 
daughter of Rev. James Balch. It is that her paternal an- 
cestor, of the fifth or sixth generation back, was kidnapped 
with other boys and girls on the coast of Wales, to be brought 



448 THE MARYLAND FAMILY. 

to America and sold to planters for a sufficient length of time 
to pay their ocean passage. He fell in love with a fair cap- 
tive named Ann Bloomer, and in due time they were mar- 
ried. After taking them, the captain of the vessel became 
suspicious of detection, and set them ashore on the coast of 
Scotland, where they remained for several years, were mar- 
ried, and then emigrated to America. Dr. Calvin W. Balch 
has also given this tradition, except as to the marriage, and 
says that it was James, the father of Rev. James Balch, who 
was talcen to Scotland, and there apprenticed to a shoe- 
maker. While playing on the beach the steward of a vessel 
stopping for water offered him passage to Georgetown, which 
he gladly accepted. 

The third tradition is from Zeno Campbell, who married 
Ann Kincade, daughter of William Goodwin Balch. It is 
that the first Balch was Hezekiah, of Cecil county, Maryland. 
He was stolen away from his people when quite a child, it is 
thought from Wales. He married a woman named Bloomer, 
and they had three sons and a daughter — James, John, 
Thomas, and Rachel. James married Ann Goodwin, and 
they, with their family, came to Mecklenburg county. North 
Carolina. 

In the absence of facts, speculation on the relative credi- 
bility of these traditions is of little use. The story of the 
kidnapping is described by Dr. Calvin W. with minuteness of 
detail and assurance as to its accuracy, but it is not held by 
the descendants of either Rev. Stephen Bloomer or John, 
but those of the latter have such a story concerning an an- 
cestor in a female line. 

The characteristics of the family, observable in both the 
earlier and the later generations, are a general adherence to 
the Presbyterian denomination, high molality, decision of 
character, general intelligence and unflinching courage, 
coupled with keen penetration and self-confidence amounting 
sometimes almost to intolerance. Ever true to the land they 



THE MARYLAND FAMILY. 449 

live in, each earnestly battled in the civil strife for the side 
his state espoused. 

In what follows the male descendants of James Balch, of 
Rev. Dr. Hezekiah Balch, and of William Balch, who is 
said to have been a brother of Hezekiah, will be quite fully- 
traced. There are also several families in North and South 
Carolina who are probably related, but they have given no 
information. 



James Balch. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

1. James Balch, ^ concerning whose parents no records 
have been found, is said by tradition to have been the son of 
John and Ann [Bloomer] Balch. On November 2, 1743, he 
purchased a place known as " Bond's Hope," on the north 
side of Deer creek, in Baltimore county, now Hartford 
county, Maryland. He married Ann Goodwin, probably a 
year or so after this purchase. They removed to Mecklen- 
burg county. North Carolina, probably in 1769. Their chil- 
dren were as follows : 

2* Elizabeth,^ b. ; d. 

3* Hezekiah James,- b. 1745; d. 1776. 

4* Stephen Bloomek,2 b. April 5, 1747; d. Sept. 22, 1833. 

5* James,2 b. Dec. 25, 1760; d. Jan. 12, 1821. 

6* Margaret Ann,^ b. 1752; d. 1848. 

7* AMOs,-b. ;d. after 1834. 

8* Rhoda,2 b. ; d. 

9» Rachkl,2 b. ; d. 
10* William Goodwin,^ b. ; d. Oct. 14, 1822. 

11* JoHN,2 b. Nov. 1760; d. May 27, 1849. 
12* jANE.^b. ;d. 



SECOND GENERATION. 

Descendants of James Balch. 

2. Elizabetli,2 daughter of 1 James^ and Ann [Good- 
win] Balch, was born on the North side of Deer creek in 
Maryland, and was married to James Ashmore and had seven 
children : William, James, Samuel, Amos, Hannah, Margaret, 
and Rhoda. 

3. Hezekiah James,^ eldest son of 1 James^ and Ann 
[Goodwin] Balch, was born about 1745, and died early in 
life unmarried in the spring of 1776. In 1766, he graduated 

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REV. STEPHEN BLOOMER BALCH,— GEORGETOWN, D. C. 451 

from Princeton College, and was licensed by the Donegal, 
Pennsylvania, Presbytery. In 1768 it was ordered that he 
supply four sabbaths north of the Kittatinning hills for which 
the Synod was to allow him four pounds. In 1770 he was 
ordained by the Donegal Presbytery, and in the same year 
the Presbytery of Orange was formed in North Carolina, and 
he together with Rev. Dr. Hezekiah Balch, whose relation- 
ship has not been proven, and several others, were erected 
into it by the Synod. He was for about seven years a pastor 
of the united congregations of Poplar Tent and Rocky River, 
in Mecklenburg county. His name does not appear on the 
church records after 1774, when he was reported absent from 
the Synod of Philadelphia. 

In the convention at Charlotte of May 19 and 20, 1775, 
which declared independence of the British Crown, he was a 
prominent actor, and was one of the committee who prepared 
the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. To his elo- 
quence on that occasion, is attributed its unanimous adoption 
on May 20, 1775. At a railroad meeting, in 1847, at Poplar 
Tent church, funds were raised for a suitable monument to 
his memory. There was present, Abijah Alexander, then 
ninety years of age, who had been present at the funeral, and 
was able to point out the precise place of burial in the grave- 
yard of the church. 

4. Stephen Bloomer ,2 son of 1 James^ and Ann [Good- 
win] Balch, was born April 5, 1747, and died September 22, 
1833, at Georgetown, District of Columbia. He was married 
July 10, 1781, to Elizabeth, daughter of Col. George Beall 
who received from Queen Anne a grant of land which in- 
cluded nearly the whole of Georgetown. She died June 27, 
1827. They had eleven children. 

13* Harbiet,3 b. 1786; d. 1841. 

14* Alfred,^ b. ; d. 1836. 

15* Lewis Penn Witherspoon,' b. Dec. 31, 1787; d. Aug. 29, 1868. 

16 Jane, 3 b. ; d. y. 

17* Geokge Ninan Beall,8 b. ; d. 1831. 



452 DESCENDAKTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

18 Hezekiah James,3 b. ; d. unm. 1827. 

19* Thomas Bloomeb.s b. July 28, 1793; d. 1878. 

20* Anna Eleanoea,^ b. ; d. 

21* Elizabeth Mabia,' b. ; d. 

22* Jane WHANX,3b. 1805; d. 

Rev. Stephen Bloomer Balch, S. T. D., graduated from 
Princeton College in 1774, and took charge of a classical 
academy at Lower Marlborough, Maryland, over which he 
presided until 1801. He was appointed Captain of his pupils 
who were old enough to be enrolled in the state militia, and 
was in actual service for two years. In 1780 he commenced 
his ministerial work in Georgetown, and organized and pre- 
sided over the Bridge street Presbyterian church to the day 
of his death. On November 5, 1828, he married Mrs. Eliza- 
beth King who lived only eighteen days after their marriage. 
His third wife was Mrs. Jane Parrott whom he married 
November 9, 1830. In a letter to his brother James, dated 
Georgetown, January, 14, 1805, he describes his family as 
follows: "My own family is large. We have had ten chil- 
dren: two of them are dead : eight survive. My two eldest 
sons are now at Princeton College. Alfred the eldest will 
graduate next Fall. Lewis Penn Witherspoon the Fall after 
next. They both promise well so far. Two others of my 
sons George Ninan Beall Balch & Hezekiah James Balch 
are both in stores in this town & draw wages for their ser- 
vices. My youngest son Thomas Bloomer Balch is at the 
Latin school in town. My eldest daughter Harriet is in her 
20th year & is a fine blooming girl and might be well 
married if she choose but she appears to be averse from matri- 
mony as yet. We have other two daughters Anna Eleanora 
& Elizabeth Maria both young, but they are promissing. If 
things are to turn out well we are to expect another son or 
daughter before long." 

5. James,^ son of 1 James^ and Ann [Goodwin] Balch, 
was born on the north side of Deer Creek, in Maryland, De- 
cember 25, 1750, and died January 12, 1821, at White's 



REV. JAMES BALCH, — KUSSELVILLE, KY. 453 

Prairie, Sullivan county, Indiana. In 1772 he married Su- 
sanna Lavinia Garrison, who was born February 13, 1758, 
and died in 1834, and was buried in Pleasant Prairie ceme- 
tery. Coles county, Illinois. They had ten children. 

23* Amos Prido.s b. 1775; d. Aug. 27, 1846. 

24* Ann Wilks.s b. Feb. 17, 1776; d. Feb. 12, 1832. 

25 Martha,3 b. ; d. ; m. John McMillan, Eusselvllle, Kentucky. 

26* Maet,8 b. ; d. 

27* Elizabeth Rob,^ b. Jan. 16, 1788; d. May 22, 1863. 

28* Ethei.inda,3 b. ; d. 

29* Albina Bloomer,8 b. Nov. 25, 1797; d. Nov. 17, 1882. 

30* Calvin,3 b. ; d. 

31* John Lutheb.s b. Dec. 27, 1800; d. Oct. 3, 1870. 

32* Jonathan Edwaeds,^ b. 1803; d. 

Rev. James Balch was nearly six feet in height, well pro- 
portioned, and of erect presence. He was a man of clear 
perceptions, of strong convictions, always active, courteous 
and kind, and did much to allay prejudice and inspire hope 
in the dark days of the Revolution. He earnestly labored 
for the education of all classes, as the hope of the country 
under a free government. But sparceness of population, 
scarcity of money, and the Revolutionary struggle and In- 
dian raids rendered the introduction of any general educa- 
tional system next to impossible. Families gathered into 
communities and hamlets for mutual protection, and their 
farms radiated around these centres, often at a distance of 
several miles. Guns were carried into the fields when men 
went to plow or harvest the grain. Only a small portion 
of these early pioneers could either read or write, and some 
of them cherished such an obstinate prejudice against edu- 
cated people that it was difficult to maintain schools of the 
most primary character. 

In the fall of 1786 he was called by the congregation at 
Sinking Springs through the Presbytery of Abingdon, at an 
annual salary of seventy pounds Virginia money. In May, 
1787, his name first appears on the rolls of the Synod as 
licenced by the Presbytery of Abingdon, Maryland. At this 



454 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

same meeting of the Synod, Abingdon was charged with ir- 
regularity in licensing him, as he was said to be under sus- 
pension by the Presbytery of Orange, but the Synod decided 
that he was a proper candidate for the Presbytery of Abing- 
don, since he had been restored to church membership by the 
Presbytery of Hanover. The cause of the suspension does 
not appear on the record of the Synod. He commenced his 
labors at Sinking Spring in 1786, was over that church nine 
years, and was dismissed in 1795. Next he moved to Poplar 
Creek, near the line of Anderson and Roan counties, Ten- 
nessee, and here organized the Poplar Creek church. In the 
summer of 1798 he was on his way to Russelville, Kentuckj-, 
and in 1799 was supplying the churches of Mount Tabor and 
Concord, Kentucky. A peculiar nervous epidemic pi'evailed 
through the region, and during church services strong men 
became so overcome with a sense of sin that they fell pros- 
trate, as if slain in battle, and women would jerk their heads 
with such force that their hair would crack like a whip. 
Many ministers regarded this as a special work of the Holy 
Spirit, and taught that if it were resisted the spirit would 
not always strive, but take everlasting flight. Rev. Mr. 
Balch opposed these views, and proved his position when 
preaching in a church noted for these outbursts by success- 
fully commanding their omission. In 1816 he moved from 
Russelville, Kentucky, to the home of his son-in-law, on 
Turman's Creek, in Sullivan county, Indiana. He began his 
work here at once by jjreaching in private houses, in barns 
and groves, and soon a hewed log meeting house, known as 
Hopewell Presbyterian Church, was erected, the first in the 
county, if not in the state. By its door he was buried. 
Nearly sixty years after his remains were removed to the 
Presbyterian cemetery, north of Graysville, and there stands 
a modest marble monument erected by his descendants. 

6. Margaret Ann,^ daughter of 1 James^ and Ann 
[Goodwin] Balch, was born in 1752 on the north side of 



AMOS BALCH, — LEXINGTON, TENN. 455 

Deer creek, in Maryland, and died in the spring of 1848. She 
married Alexander Kelso, a wheelwright. He was in the 
Revolution. After leaving North Carolina they moved to 
Knoxville, Tennessee. His conscience led him to give his 
slaves their freedom, and to move away from slavery, about 
1820, into Indiana. Alexander and Margaret Ann Kelso 
both lived to be nearly a hundred years old, and had six 
children — Charles, Dorcas, Nelvey, Mary, Ann Goodwin, and 
James Balch. All were Presbyterians and strong abolition- 
ists. Charles and James Balch Kelso were farmers, and the 
latter was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was at the battle 
of Cowpens. H. A. Kelso, M. D., of Paxton, Illinois, is a 
grandson, and Margaret Ann [Kelso] Dryden, of Neoga, Il- 
linois, a granddaughter. 

7. Amos,2 son of 1 James^ and Ann [Goodwin] Balch, 
was born on the north side of Deer Creek, in Maryland, and 
went with his father's family first to North Carolina, then to 
East Tennessee, and finally to Kentucky. He died after 1834 
in Bedford county, Tennessee. He married Ann, daughter 
of Samuel Patton, who was born about December 1, 1760, 
and died April 5, 1824. They had seven children. 

33 Ann,s b. N'ov. 22, 1785; d. 

34 Bakbaba," b. Feb. 6, 1788; d. ; m. Joseph Alexander. 
35* Rhoda.s b. Oct. 28, 1790; d. 1859. 

36 Pbggt.s b. Mar. 20, 1793; d. 

37* John Blogmer.s b. July 19, 1795; d. April 24, 1864. 

38* Alfred Mooke,^ b. Jan. 23, 1798; d. Dec. 2, 1856. 

39* Samuel Patton,^ b. Sept. 7, 1800; d. 1877. 

40* James Calvin,^ b. April 19, 1803; d. April, 1857. 

Amos was a Presbyterian. He served nine months in the 
Revolutionary war, and in 1812 applied for a pension. In a 
letter dated March 9, 1834, he wrote the following to his 
son, Alfred Moore : " I truly rejoice that you live in a state 
where the curse of slavery dare not show its head, and where 
republican principles prevail. With regard to myself, I still 
teach school not far from Lexington (Tenn.). I still board 



466 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

at Mr. Wadley's. I enjoy tolerable health for a person of my 
age. I expect to continue my school tiU the middle of Au- 
gust next." 

8. Bhoda,^ daughter of 1 James^ and Ann [Goodwin] 
Balch, was born on the north side of Deer Creek, in Mary- 
land. She did not marry, and was a strong-minded, self- 
poised woman, strong in the old-fashioned Presbyterian faith, 
and considered one of the cleverest women in Tennessee. 

9. Rachel,^ daughter of 1 James^ and Ann [Goodwin] 
Balch, was born on the north side of Deer Creek, in Mary- 
land. She married John Houston, and lived on Pistol creek, 
Blount county, Tennessee. 

10. William Goodwin,^ son of 1 James^ and Ann 
[Goodwin] Balch, was born on the north side of Deer Creek, 
in Maryland, and died October 14, 1822, at the home of his 
nephew, 17 George N. B. Balch, near Moulton, Alabama. 
While but a child, his father moved to Mecklenburg county. 
North Carolina. He was a farmer, and removed with his 
family to Shelbyville, Tennessee, and finally to Alabama. He 
married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Martha Rodgers, in 
North Carolina. She died in August, 1837. They had five 
children. 

41* Hezekiah James,3 b. March 21, 1780; d. Sept. 4, 1836. 

42 Mabtha KoDGEKS,3 b. nS3;d. Sept. 3, 1823; m. 17 George N.B. 

Balch. 
43* Thkbon EtTSEBius,3b. Dec. 12, 1787; d. Nov. 1, 1838. 
44 Philonides,^ b. ; d. 
45* Ann Kincade,^ b. Jan. 8. 1794; d. Feb. 9, 1875. 

11. Jolin,2 son of 1 James^ and Ann [Goodwin] Balch, 
was born about November, 1760, and died May 27, 1849, 
near Dandridge, Tennessee, where he was buried. He mar- 
ried Barbara, an older sister of Ann Patton, who married 7 
Amos Balch. They liad six children. 

46 ANN.^b. Jan. 5, 17S9; d. 

47* Kachel Patton,3 b. Jan. 12, 1791; d. July 19, 1877. 

48 Betsy,' b. Sept. 28, 1793; d. 



ALFRED BALCH, — NASHVILLE, TBNN. 457 

48 Catherine," b. Feb. 6, 1796; d. 

50* James Patton,' b. July 25, 1798 ;d. June 29, 1879. 

51 Bakbaba Thompson,' b. Sept. 27, 1809; d. 

For a short time John was in the Revolution, being but a 
lad, and was at Sumpter's defeat in South Carolina when the 
men were compelled to flee in wild confusion, without put- 
ting on their shoes. He was also in a battle in which about 
300 Whigs gained a victory over 1000 Tories, but lost five 
of their captains. He was an uncompromising Whig, and 
voted for Harrison and for Clay. In Hopewell Church, at 
Dandridge, he was an elder under Rev. Robert Henderson, 
son-in-law of Rev. Dr. Hezekiah Balch. Because of his 
hasty temper, however, he resigned from the eldership. He 
was an old bluestocking Presbyterian, but was led into Hop- 
kinsianism, with which his pastors were in strong sympathy. 

12. Jane,2 daughter of 1 James^ and Ann [Goodwin] 
Balch, is said by tradition to have married a Mr. Rankin, and 
that many ministers upon the Assembly roll are her de- 
scendants. 



THIRD GENERATION. 

Descendants of James Balch. 

13. Harriet,^ daughter of 4 Rev. Stephen Bloomer^ and 
Elizabeth [Beall] Balch, was born at Georgetown, D. C, in 
1786, and died in 1841. In 1809 she married first James Reid 
Wilson, of the United States navy, and in 1826 she became 
the second wife of General Alexander Macomb, who was 
Commander-in-Chief of the United States army, and fought 
in the battle of Plattsburg, in 1814. She possessed a stately 
and commanding appearance and great decision of character. 

14. Alfred,^ son of 4 Rev. Stephen Bloomei^ and Elizabeth 
[Beall] Balch, was born at Georgetown, D. C, and died in 
1836. He graduated at Princeton College in the fall of 1805, 
and became a law partner of James K. Polk. He was ap- 



458 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

pointed by President Polk a judge of the United States Dis- 
trict Court in Florida. He also lived at Nashville, Tennes- 
see, and was a judge in that city. He possessed considerable 
property, which passed to his nephews, 65 Robert M.* and 66 
Charles C* He first married Miss Lewis, and afterwards 
Miss Newman, and they had one son. 
52 Alfbed,* b. ; d. 1853. 

15. Lewis Penn Witherspoon/ son of 4 Rev. Stephen 
Bloomer^ and Elizabeth [Beall] Balch, was born December 
31, 1787, and died August 29, 1868. He married Elizabeth 
Emeline Weaver and they lived at Leesburg, Virginia, and 
tad twelve children of whom six grew up. 

53* Lewis Pknn Witherspoon,* b. Feb. 1, 1814; d. June 4, 1875. 

54 Catherine,* b. ; d. ; m. Rev. Freeman Clarkson. 

,55* Virginia,^ b. March IS, 1818. 

56* Thomas,* b. July 23, 1821 ; d. March 29, 1877. 

57* Alexandrine Macomb,* b. 1828. 

58* Stephen Fitzhugh,* b. March 14, 1830; d. May 20, 1893. 

Judge Lewis P. W. graduated from Princeton College in 
1806, studied law with Roger Brooke Taney, afterwards 
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and was a 
judge in the highest state court in West Virginia. He be- 
came a stroug Abolitionist, and impoverished himself by lib- 
erating his slaves and sending them to Liberia. On one 
occasion during the civil war, when there was fighting near 
his house and bullets were flying thick, although quite aged, 
he came out and cheered the Union forces. In the Historical 
Magazine for September, 1863, he gives his experience as a 
private soldier in 1814, at Baltimore in a regiment of 
Loudon, Virginia militia. 

17. George Ninau Beall,^ son of 4 Stephen Bloomer^ 
and Elizabeth [Beall] Balch, was born at Georgetown, D. C, 
and died in 1831 ; was a farmer near Moulton, Alabama, near 
Charlestown, Virginia. He married his cousin 42 Martha 
Rodgers Balch, and they had four children. 

59 Elizabeth Beall Rodgers,* b. 1818; d. Aug. 27, 1823. 

60 William Goodwin,* b. 1817; d. Sept. 10, 1823. 



KEV. THOMAS BLOOMER BALCH, — SNOW HILL, MD. 459 

61 Alfbed,* b. 1819; d. Aug. 2, 1823. 
62* George Beall,* b. Jan. 3, 1821. 
George N. B. married second, Anna Beall. 

19. Thomas Bloomer.^ son of 4 Stephen Bloomer^ and 
Elizabeth [Beall] Balch, was born at Georgetown, D. C. in 
July 28, 1793 and died in 1878. He married in 1820, Susan, 
daughter of Chaiies Carter, and a cousin of General Robert 
E. Lee. She was born December 25, 1801, in Virginia, and 
■died in 1878. They had nine children. 

63* Ann Carter,* b. 1821; d. 

64* Elizabeth,* b. ; d. 

65* Robert M.,* b. May 7, 1826; d. 1871. 

66* Charles Carter,* b. 1828. 

67 Chalmers,* b. ; d. 

68 Bloomer,* b. ; d. 
69* MARTL.,*b. 

70* Julia E.,*b. 

71 WiLHAii,* b. ; a lawyer, Washington, D. C. 

Rev. Dr. Thomas B. Balch graduated from Princeton 
College in 1813, and also received the degree of S. T. D. He 
was quiet and popular, and was characterized by Daniel 
Webster as the most learned man he ever knew. Dr. Balch 
was a Presbyterian clergyman for over thirty years. For 
ten years he lived at Snow Hill, Maryland, and had charge 
ol three churches, one of them being the Rehobah, the first 
Presbyterian church planted in America by the pioneer 
Makennie. Mrs. Balch died quite suddenly after a life of 
-usefulness and devotion. 

20. Anna Eleanora,^ daughter of 4 Stephen Bloomer^ 
;and Elizabeth [Beall] Balch, was born at Georgetown, D. C. 
She married Captain James C. Wilson, and lived in Wash- 
ington for forty years. 

21. Elizabeth Maria.s daughter of 4 Stephen Bloomer* 
and Elizabeth [Beall] Balch, was born at Georgetown, D. C. 
She married Rev.|,Septimis Tustin, a Presbyterian minister 
who was chaplain of the United States Senate for many years. 

22. Jane Whann,'' daughter of 4 Stephen Bloomer* 



460 DBSCENDASTS OF JAMES BALCH, 

and Elizabeth [Beall] Balch, was born at Georgetown, D. C. 
She married Rev. William Williamson, a fine classical scholar. 
They lived in Washington, D. C. 

23. Amos Prido,^ eldest son of 5 Rev. James^ and 
Susanna L. [Garrison] Balch, was born in North Carolina in 
1775, and died August 27, 1846, at Greenville, Illinois. He 
first married Martha Leach who was born in Tennessee, and 
died about 1825. They had eight children. 

72* Selina M.,4 b. Oct. 10, 1803; d. Sept. 14, 1878. 

73* Stephen Witherspoon,* b. Dec. 27, 1806; d. Sept. 19, 1866. 

74* Abmstbad Blufobd,-' b. Jan. 21, 1809; d. March 8, 1837. 

75* Calvin Whitfield,^ b. April 25, 1811 ; d. March 17, 1894. 

76 Lavinia,* b. 

77 Emelinb Harbison,* b. Nov. 27, 1813; d. 1822. 
78* Jonathan Jambs Preston,* b. Jan. 27, 1816. 

79* Martha Elvira,* b. Sept. 30, 1821 ; d. April 11, 1896. 
In April, 1826, Amos Prido married second, Mary Sawyer, 
who was born in Logan county, Kentucky. They had nine 
children. 

80* Monroe Young,* b. May 7, 1827; d. March 11, 1863. 

81* Sylvester Newton,* b. Aug. 23, 1829; d. Jan. 1, 1873. 

82* Jane Eliza,* b. May 22, 1831. 

83 John Sheals,* b. April 9, 1833; d. unm. Jan. 30, 1S53. 

84* Felix Marion,* b. Jan. 1, 1835; d. November 28, 1876. 

85* Maria Theresa,* b. July 22, 1S3S; d. April 5, 1867. 

86* Rachel Vashti,* b. Aug. 3, 1840. 

87* Caroline Melissa, b. April 5, 1842. 

88* Charlotte Maletha,* b. July 4, 1844. 

Amos Prido with his brother-in-law William White went 
from Russelville, Kentucky, to Busiro Prairie, Knox county, 
Indiana, where they arrived August 1, 1815. The location 
proving unhealthy, he and several other families, after a 
search, moved north in the fall to Tarman's settlement. Ten 
or twelve years later he moved to Illinois, and lived first at 
Shelby ville, and finally at Greenville. He was a farmer and 
was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. 

24. Ann Wilks,^ daughter of 5 Rev. James^ and 
Susanna L. [Garrison] Balch, was born at Greenville, Tennes- 



ANN WILKS [BALCH] -WHITE, — EOAN CO., TBNN. 461 

see, February 17, 1776, and died in Fountain county, Indi- 
ana, February 12, 1832. In the spring of 1796 she married 
William, son of William and Mary White, who was born 
March 27, 1776, in Washington county, Virginia, and died 
March 21, 1873, in Fountain county, Indiana. They lived 
for a time in Greene county, Tennessee, and then bought 
land in Roan and Anderson counties, and by accident 
their house was built on the county line. William White 
was the captain of a militia company for several years- 
During the war of 1812, his company was kept busy with the 
Indians who had been supplied with arms by the British. 
His company under Gen. Jackson was in the engagement of 
January 22, 1814, on the Tallapoosa river at the mouth of 
Emuckfaw creek, and also in the celebrated fight at Horse- 
Shoe Bend on the Tallapoosa on March 27, 1814. In 1815 
Capt. White led his brother-in-law Amos Prido Balch and 
other emigrants to Busero Prairie, Knox county, Indiana- 
While living in Tennessee they cultivated flax, which they 
spun, made into cloth, and into the tent in which they lived 
for a time at Busero Prairie. In the fall, they moved north 
to Turman's settlement and Capt. White built a cabin three 
miles south of the present village of Fairbanks. He owned 
1,500 acres of land on Helts Prairie in Vermilion county, and 
a large tract of river-bottom land now known as White's 
Prairie. They had eight children born in Roan county, Ten- 
nessee, except the youngest, who was born in Sullivan coun- 
ty, Indiana. William Bloomer, b. Nov. 1, 1797, d. Jan. 10, 
1847, m. Elizabeth I. White ; Sarah Lavinia, b. Nov. 1, 1801, 
d. March 28, 1875, m. Thomas Turman ; James Anderson, b. 
Oct. 4, 1805, d. 1890, m. Martha R. Elder ; Serena Delia, b. 
July 13, 1809, m. Joseph Coats, lives Vreedenburg, Ind.; Se- 
lina Huntington, b. Aug. 4, 1812, d. Dec. 19, 1832 ; Adaline 
Harrison, b. 1813, d., m. Joseph Steely ; Albert Franklin, b. 
June 21, 1821. 
Albert Franklin White, LL. D., graduated from Wabash 



462 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

College in 1843, and from Lane Theological Seminary in 1846, 
He was married June 24, 1846, to Caroline LaMonte, who- 
was born at Middleburg, Scoharie county. New York, Oct. 
14, 1821. They lived in Attica, Indiana, until the fall of 
1852, when they went to California. There he had charge 
successively of the Presbyterian churches in Redwood City, 
Oakland, Carson City, San Leandro, and Los Angeles. He 
was superintendent of public instruction for two years in Ne- 
vada, was chaplain in the legislature for two sessions, and for 
more than four years was state mineralogist. He is the au- 
thor of Reports on the Mineralogy of Nevada, and a Geneal- 
ogy of James Balch and his descendants from which extracts 
have been made for this Genealogy. 

26. MaryS daughter of 5 Rev. James^ and Susanna L. 
[Garrison] Balch, was born in east Tennessee, and died in 
Boone county, Missouri. She married first, Thomas Hender- 
son, and they had four children : James Balch, Michael Davis, 
Thomas Calvin, who died in the Confederate army ; Serena 
Jane. 

Mary married second Samuel Mitchell, who died in Boone 
county. They had five children : Matilda, b. 1818 ; Samuel 
Young, who died during the civil war ; Ethelinda Albina, and 
Francina Jane, both of whom died in early life ; Hezekiah 
Bloomer, b. 1830. 

27. Elizabeth Roe,^ daughter of 5 Rev. James^ and Su- 
sanna L. [Garrison] Balch, was born January 16, 1788, in east 
Tennessee, and died May 22, 1863, in Parke county, Indiana. 
She was married in 1809 to Henry Rose Anderson, who was 
born April 21, 1788, and died in Parke county, Indiana, Jan- 
uary 1, 1847. They lived in Logan county, Kentucky, until 
1816, when they moved to Indiana, and in 1819 settled in Parke 
county. They had eight children : James Calvin, b. Jan. 29, 
1810, d. March 31, 1853 ; Margaret Ethelinda, d. y. ; Henry 
Harrison, b. Nov. 28, 1813, d. June 25, 1888; Granville 
Washington, b. Oct. 17, 1816, d. May 21, 1863; William 



ALBINA BLOOMER [BALCH] MANN, — KASKASKIA, ILL. 463- 

White, b. Oct. 2, 1818, d. Jan. 10, 1856 ; Angeline S. b. 1821, 
d. y.; John Moreland, b. Feb. 25, 1824, d. in Kansas ; Eliza 
A. b. Sept. 29, 1827. Henry H. married Dec. 27, 1816, Me- 
linde Allen, lived at Rockville, Indiana, and left many de- 
scendants. 

28. Ethelinda,^ daughter of 5 Rev. James^ and Susanna 
L. [Garrison] Balch, was born in East Tennessee, and died 
at Princeville, Randolph county, Illinois. She married Steele 
Rankin, and they had seven children : David Steele, Mary, 
Amos, John, Hamilton, Marthe, Theopolis. 

29. Albina Bloomer,3 daughter of 5 Rev. James^ and 
Susanna L. [Garrison] Balch, was born in East Tennessee, 
November 25, 1797, and died near Kaskaskia, Illinois, Novem- 
ber 17, 1882. She was married July 4, 1815, at Russelville. 
Kentucky, to John, son of Robert M. and Mary [Huston] 
Mann, who was born February 1, 1796, near Abbeyville, 
South Carolina, and died upon his farm near Kaskaskia, 
March 7, 1881. They lived a happy married life of sixty-six 
years, and had eleven children. 

Susanna Lavina, b. 1816; d. y. 

William Young, b. 1818; d. y. 

William Houston, b. Jan. 21, 1820; m. Jan. 3, 1843, Martha 
Pettit, lived at Kaskaskia until 1884, now lives at Salina, Kan- 
sas. Children: Mary Ellory, b. May 6, 1847; m. JohnW. Burke. 
Emma Jane, b. Aug. 13, 1853; m. George C. Grisvrold. Lavina 
Louis, b. May 8, 1855. Laura Elma, b. Jan. 12, 1864; d. July 
13, 1874. 

John Pkbston, b. Feb. 6, 1822; served three years with the Fifth 
Illinois Cavalry, and is a lawyer at Rockwood, Illinois; m. 
Nancy Clendenin. Children: Emily, m. J. Hollowman ; iVan- 
cy; Alice, m. R. Bilderbaok. Samuel; Sadie. 

Robert Clinton, b. Feb. 18, 1824; d. Oct. 2, 1863, volunteered in 
the 22d Illinois Infantry, and was wounded at the battle of 
Chickamauga, was a blacksmith at Chester and Preston, 
Illinois; m. Ellen Pollock, Children: Conway, d. in the army; 
Mlwood Wallace, editor Decatur, Illinois, m. Jennie Culbert- 
son. Joseph, m. Mary Shultz. 

James Luther, b. Feb. 3, 1826; was a captain in the 80th Illinois 
Infantry, but was soon discharged for disability. He is in the 
grain trade at Cutler, Illinois; m. first, Rachel A. Crawford: 



464 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

one son, Albert C. a physician; m. second, Sallie Baldridge. 
Children: James L., William, Eva, Clinton, Charles. 
Jonathan Balch, b. Jan. 5, 1828; served three years in the 80th 
Illinois Infantry; is a farmer in Randolph county, Illinois; m. 
Harriet T^ebb. Children: John Owen, m. Laura Griswold. 
Edward Webb, m. Emma Marshall. Hattie, m. Edward Gris- 
wold. 
Albina Louisa, b. Aug. 24, 1830; d. Dec. 21, 1858; m. Henry 

Bilderback; one son, Charles, m., killed by a horse. 
Calvin Anderson, b. July 4, 1833; was a Lieutenant in the 
Fifth Illinois Cavalry, and was captured while on the way to 
destroy a railroad in Mississippi, was confined at Libby Pris- 
on, at Charlestown, and in North Carolina, in all thirteen 
months, when he escaped; is a physician at Gardin Plain, 
Kansas; m. Emily C. Young. Children: Walter Huston, 
Emily Albina, Cornelius Ranford, Angeline. 
Alfbed Matthews, b. Aug. 17, 1837 ; is a Presbyterian minister 
at Osawatomie, Kansas; m. Sallie Hood. Children: Alfred 
Horace, a dentist. Homer Burns, a journalist in Kansas City. 
Sarah Belle, Cora Huston. 
Mabt Jane, b. Oct. 4, 1841; m. Alfred W. Wright, a Presbyter- 
ian minister, now superintendent of missions in Minnesota. 
Children: Albina May, Hattie, Charles, Clinton, Esther. 
During the war with Great Britain John Mann volunteered 
in the Fourteenth Regiment of Kentucky militia, and was in 
the battle of New Orleans, on January 8, 1815. In 1816 he 
moved into Indiana, and after living three years in Sullivan 
county, secured a farm near the present site of Rockville, 
where their first winter was spent in a comfortable shelter of 
split rails and bed quilts, on the edge of a dense forest. Deer 
and wild turkey were abundant. That was the happiest win- 
ter of their lives. By spring a set of house logs were hewn 
a few acres were ready for the plow, and a little later they 
were happy in the possession of a home of their own. The 
children were taught the Shorter Catechism, and hymns from 
Watts and McClellan's selections were sung to the accom- 
paniment of the spinning wheel. In 1827 they moved to 
Kaskaskia, where he was an active elder in the church for 
over 45 years. He was a blacksmith, but also carried on a 
farm. His first vote was for Jackson, then he was a Whig 
and lastly a Republican. 



JOHN LUTHER BALCH, — EUSSELVILLE, KY, 465 

30. Oalvin,3 son of 5 Rev. James^ and Susanna L. [Gar- 
rison] Balch, was born in Tennessee, and went with his pa- 
rents to Russelville, Kentucky, and also to Sullivan county, 
Indiana, in 1817. His first wife was Mary Peoples, of Bus- 
sero Prarie, Indiana. She lived but a short time, and he 
married Patsy McClure, of Vincennes. He died a few years 
after his second marriage. 

31. John Luther.^ son of 5|Rev. James^ and Susanna L. 
[Garrison] Balch, was born at Russelville, Kentucky, Decem- 
ber 27, 1800, and died upon his farm at Lerna, Illinois, Octo- 
ber 3, 1870. He was married November 10, 1829, to Melinda 
Newton, daughter of John and Margaret [Lester] White, 
who was born in Roan county, Tennessee, May 4, 1808, and 
died at Lerna, Illinois, January 10, 1865. They had eight 
children. 

89* Alfred Bolivar,* b. Sept. 8, 1830. 

90* Albina,* b. Sept. 7, 1832. 

91* Alexander Hoitston,* b. April 18, 1834; d. June 1, 1863. 

92 Mart Mklinda,* b. Jan. 9, 1886; d. unm. Aug. 2, 1894. 

93 James,* b. Dec. 12, 1837; d. Feb. 25, 1859. 
94* William,* b. Jan. 23, 1840. 

95 Martha,* b. May 11, 1842. 

96 Angeline Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 1, 1844; d. Dec. 31, 1896. 
John Luther moved in 1831, with his wife and child and a 

colony of Presbyterians, to Pleasant Grove township. Coles 
county, Illinois, which was then sparsely settled, and located 
on a farm of 200 acres. St. Louis was their nearest market 
for farm produce, and it had to be hauled 150 miles with 
horses or oxen over rough roads. The nearest store was ten 
miles away. In his house raising he was assisted by Thomas 
Lincoln, the father of Abraham Lincoln. The house cover- 
ing and floors were of split lumber, and the work was done 
with imperfect farm tools, no luxuries, and scant necessities. 
He taught the first school in the township, and assisted in 
organizing the first Sunday school. For it he purchased a 
library, which he brought 75 miles on horseback. Out of 
this school grew the Pleasant Prairie Presbyterian Church. 



466 DESCENDANTS OP JAMES BALCH. 

His health failing, he sold his live stock, rented his farm, and 
spent three years in Randolph county, Illinois, and there 
wrote articles for the local papers on the political issues. He 
was a Whig, and afterwards a Republican. He and his wife 
were Presbyterians, and she was a good illustration of Solo- 
mon's description of a virtuous woman. 

32. Jonathan Edwards,^ son of 5 Rev. James^ and 
Susanna L. [Garrison] Balch, was born at Russelville, Ken- 
tucky, in 1803, and died in Shawnee county, Kansas, Febru- 
ary 20, 1860. About 1823 he married Elizabeth, daughter 
of John and Margaret [Lester] White, who was born in 
Roan county, Tennessee, and died in 1880. They had nine 
children. 

97* Albina Jane,« b. 1824. 

98* James A., «b. 1826. 

99 ViOLiNDA,* b. 1826; d. 1863; m. H. M. Kobinson. 

100* Elizabeth,* b. 1830. 

101* EvALiNH,* b. 1832. 

102* Susannah Lavina,* b. 1834. 

103* Mart,'' b. 1836; d. 1876. 

104* John Mitchell,* b. 1838. 

105* Sarah Caroline,* b. 1840. 

35. Rhoda,3 daughter of 7 Amos^ and Ann [Patton] 
Balch, was born October 28, 1790, in Tennessee, and died in 
1859. She married James Patton, and their children were as 
follows : James, d. 1840 ; George, d. 1851 ; Benjamin F., b. 
1828, d. 1861 ; Eliza, b. 1836, d. about 1880. 

37. John Bloomer,^ son of 7 Amos^ and Ann [Patton] 
Balch, was born July 19, 1795, and died April 24, 1863, near 
Sardis, Mississippi. He was a farmer in Tennessee until 
1840, when he moved to Panola county, Mississippi. He was 
an old line Whig, and greatly regretted the secession of Mis- 
sissippi. In January, 1817, he married Sarah Cook, who was 
born in 1801, and died in 1852, in Panola county. They had 
ten children. 

106 Emily,* b. Nov. 28, 1818; d. unm. 1864. 

107* KuFus Col WELL,* b. Jan. 20, 1819. 



ALFRED MOORE BALCH, — COLES CO., ILL. 467 

108 Mart Ann,* b. 1821; d. 1870; m. A. Baker. 

109* AMANDA,''b. 1822; d. Nov., 1886. 

110* Minos Newton,* b. Nov. 11, 1823; d. June 7, 1885. 

Ill* John C.,« b. April 18, 1826; d. Jan. 15, 1883. 

112* Ltdia,* b. April 14, 1827. 

113 Jane,* b. 1829. 

114* Eliza Tennessee,* b. Jan. 15, 1830. 

115 Helen,* b. 1832. 

38. Alfred Moore,^ son of 7 Amos^ and Ann [Patton] 
Balch, was bom in Logan county, Kentucky, January 23, 
1798, and died in Coles county, Illinois, December 2, 1856. 
He was a farmer in Bedford county, Tennessee, until 1830, 
when he moved with his family to Illinois, and settled near 
the present site of Lerna. On July 1, 1819, he married Eliz- 
abeth Gammill, and they had eight children. 

116* Ann Jane,* b. June 22, 1820; d. March, 1860. 

117 Nancy Oakoline,* b. ; d. aged 30 years. 

118 William,* b. ; d. y. 

119 Rhoda E.,* b. ; d. aged 13 years. 

120* Geokge Bell,* b. Nov. 1, 1828; d. Sept. 4, 1886. 
121* James Alexander,* b. Oct. 20, 1832; d. Jan. 4, 1869. 

122 Samuel,* b. ; d. aged 6 years. 

123 John,* b. ; d. aged 20 years. 

39. Samuel Patton.^ son of 7 Amos^ and Ann [Patton] 
Balch, was born September 7, 1800, and died in 1877, in Tip- 
pah county, Mississippi. He married Hannah Yates, and they 
had three children. 

124 Thomas W.,* b. 

125 Rhoda,* b. 

126 Matilda,* b. ; m. Philip Carlton, no children. 

40. James Oalvin.^ son of 7 Amos^ and Ann [Patton] 
Balch, was born in Logan county, Kentucky, April 19, 1803. 
and died at Sparta, Tennessee, in April, 1857. He was a 
machinist at Murfreesborough, Tennessee, and was married 
December 30, 1828, to Eliza Jane, daughter of David Haz- 
lett, who was born in Rutherford county, Tennessee, in No- 
vember, 1808, and died in Carroll county, August 13, 1840, 
Their children were as follows : 

127 Margaret A. L.,* b. Dec. 10, 1829; d. Sept. 1884; m. WoodsenT. 

Harrison. 



4bO DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

128* David Lawson,* b. Dec. 7, 1831. 

129 Sabah J. B.,* b. May 11, 1834; d. Dec. 1872; m. Milton L. Bentley. 

130 Safpbonia,^ b. April 19, 1837. 

James C. married second, August 26, 1844, Anna Elizabeth 
Cosby, who was born in Giles county, Tennessee, and died 
in December, 1855. They had six children. 

131 Gkacie Portbb,* b. June 1, 184.5. 
132* Henry Taylob,« b. Nov. 7, 1846. 

133 Charles Louis,* b. Feb. 10, 1849. 

134 Demiell Newman,* b. Jan. 5, 1851. 

135 Mart Eliza,* b. Dec. 27, 1862; d. Feb. 7, 1855. 

136 Elizabeth Wabben,* b. Nov. 17, 1855; d. 

41. Hezekiah James,'^ son of 10 William Goodwin^ and 
Elizabeth [Rodgers] Balch, was born March 21, 1780, in 
North Carolina, and died September 4, 1836, in Coles county, 
Illinois. He was a Presbyterian, a farmer, and a school 
teacher. On October 30, 1799, he married Mary, daughter 
of David and Mary McCord, in Madison county, Kentucky. 
She was born March 14, 1778. They lived in Logan county, 
Kentucky, until 1808, then in Giles county, Tennessee, and 
after 1830 in Illinois. Their children were as follows : 

137 Elthana Allison,* b. July 23, 1800; d. 1880; m. Gersham Bills. 
138* LEvicA,*b. Jan. 14, 1807; d. 1879. 

139* Wallace Watts,* b. April 25, 1809; d. June 3, 1886. 

140 Eliza Maeia,* b. Jan. 13, 1813; d. Dec. 13, 1829 in Lawrence 
Co., Ala. 

141* Hezekiah James Emmet,* b. Sept. 5, 1819; d. April 14, 1885. 

43. Theron Eusebius,^ son of 10 William Goodwin^ 
and Elizabeth [Rodgers] Balch, was born December 22, 
1787, and died November 1, 1838, in Pleasant Grove town- 
ship. Coles county, Illinois. He was in the war of 1812, and 
taught school and farmed. On May 28, 1811, he married 
Alpha, daughter of John and Ann Boyd, who was born in 
1793, and died in Dane county, Wisconsin, in August, 1881. 
She possessed a fine intellect, and was a woman of untiring 
industry. A slave woman whom she inherited remained 
with them, although offered her liberty. They moved into 
Coles county in 1832, were Presbyterians, and had twelve 
children. 



THERON EUSEBIUS BALCH, — PLEASANT GROVE, ILL. 469 

142» Julia Mabia,'' b. Feb. 27, 1812; d. March 31, 1894. 

143* William Boyd,* b. Sept. 1, 1813, d. March 20, 1884. 

144* John Moorbhead,* b. Feb. 3, 1816; d. Feb. 15, 1888. 

145* Emily Clarissa,* b. May 31, 1818. 

146* Martha Jane Kincade,* b. Aug. 7, 1822; d. June 1881. 

147 Alma Caroline,'' b. Nov. 17, 1826; d. July 31, 1834. 

148 Elizabeth Ann,* b. July 29, 1820; d. March 21, 1841. 

149 Theron Eusbbius,* b. Jan. 12, 1824; d. Aug. 29, 1835. 
150* Cornelia Tcston, b. Dec. 24, 1829; d. 

151* George Bbll,* b. March 4, 1832. 

152 Alpha Caroline,* b. Feb. 7, 1835; m. Charles Skinner, Long 

Prairie, Minn. 

153 Theron Hezekiah Eusebius,* b. Oct. 7, 1838. 

45. Ann Kincade,^ daughter of 10 William Goodwin^ 
aud Elizabeth [Rodgers] Balch, was born January 8, 1794, 
in Madison county, Kentucky, and died February 9, 1875, at 
Neoga, Illinois. She was married about 1811 to Zeno Camp- 
bell of Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, whose mother, 
Martha, was a sister of his wife's mother. He was bora 
December 30, 1787, and died May 25, 1867. In 1830 they 
moved to Campbell, Illinois. They had eight children : Mar- 
tha Rodgers, b. Aug. 12, 1813, d. Jan. 12, 1892, m. Nathan 
Gould ; Elizabeth Amanda, b. Nov. 28, 1815, d. Feb. 7, 1887, 
m. 144 John M. Balch ; Andrew Ames, b. Aug. 10, 1821, d. 
March 26, 1840 ; Alpha C, b. Dec. 18, 1822, d. June 16, 
1877, m. W. N. Morrison; Harriet Ann, b. April 5, 1827, d. 
Jan. 12, 1892, m. Austin Rice , William Tell, b. Dec. 20, 
1829, d. y. ; Darthula O., b. Sept. 13, 1832, d. Jan., 1895, m. 
Frank Campbell ; Emma, b. Sept. 14, 1834, d. April 22, 1895, 
m. Joseph Gould. 

47. Rachel Patton,:* daughter of 11 John2 and Barbara 
[Patton] Balch, was born January 12, 1791, and died July 
19, 1877. In 1808 she married William Mathes, son of 
George and grandson of Alexander Matthews, as the name 
was formerly spelled, of Virginia. He was born in Jones- 
borough, Tennessee, was a farmer, an elder in the Presbyter- 
ian church at Dandridge, a magistrate, and held the office of 
county trustee. They had eight children. 



470 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BAXCH. 

Geobgb a., b. ; March 30, 1846, in Rogersville, Tenn. ; was a 
Presbyterian clergyman. 

John Pinknet, b. Oct. 28, 1812; d. Feb. 15, 1870; a physician. 

William Alfbed, b. Sept. 28, 1814; a minister in the Cumberland 
Presbytery living at Mount Horeb, Tenn. ; m. Margaret Maria, 
daughter of Edward and Elizabeth [Hood] Hart. They had 
eight children. James Harvey, Captain in Confederate army, 
editor at Memphis, Tenn. ; m. Mildred Spotswood [Dan- 
dridge] Cash. Children: Mildred Overton, Lee Dandridge, 
Benjamin, James Harvey, Talbot Spotswood. Edward Eart, 
a lawyer at Ozark, Ark. John Theron, San Antonio, Tex. 
Cordelia J., m. Shelley Hewen, Little Rock, Ark. Dr. Oeorge 
Anderson, d. July 31, 1881, in Confederate army, an editor at 
Brownsville, Tenn. Rachel Emma, d. 1896; m. James S. Bar- 
ton, a lawyer at McMinnville, Tenn. Nathaniel Beecher, a 
Presbyterian clergyman at West End, Atlanta, Ga. ; m. Cora 
Clarke. 

Serena Ann, b. Aug. 3, 1819; d. July 22, 1884; m. Samuel Biddle. 
No children. 

Theeon, b. July 15, 1823 ; d. unm. Aug. 2, 1850. 

Milton Houston, b. Dec. 8, 1825; d. unm. May 25, 1845. 

Luther McEwen, b. May 5, 1829; d. unm. June 30, 1844. 

Alexander Washington, b. Sept. 19, 1833; d. unm. 
50. James Patton,^ son of 11 John^ and Barbara [Pat- 
ton] Balch, was born July 25, 1798, and died June 29, 1879. 
He was a man of untiring energy and decision of character. 
He married Polly Russell, August 22, 1820, who died Nov. 
21, 1879. They had no children. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

Descendants of James Balch. 

53. Lewis Penn Witherspoon,* son of 15 Judge Lewis 
Penn Witherspoon^ and Elizabeth [Weaver] Balch, was born 
February 1, 1814, at Leesburg, Virginia, and died June 4, 
1875, at Detroit, Michigan, and was buried at Holderness, 
New Hampshire. He married first, Anna, daughter of Judge 
WiUiam and Augusta Jay, and a sister of John Jay. They 
had four children, born in New York city. 

164 Augusta J, ,6 b. Dec. 28, 1839; d. 1888; m. G. A. Peabody, Salem, 
Mass. 



LEWIS P. W. BALCH, — DETROIT, MICH. 471 

155* Elizabeth.^ b. April 20, 1845; d. May 25, 1890. 

156 Anna,5 b. ; d. y. 

157* Lewis,6 b. July 7, 1847. 

Rev. Dr. Lewis P. W. married second, April 25, 1850, Em- 
ily, daughter of Timothy and Catherine [Holme] Wiggin, of 
Hopkinton, N. H. She was born in London, Eng., Oct. 15, 
1826, and died at Washington, D. C, April 2. 1891. 

158* Alfred Holme,^ b. Feb. 28, 1851. 

159* William Ralston,^ b. Dec. 9, 1852. 

160 Cathkeine Holmk,6 b. Oct. 20, 1854; unm. 

161* Henet Herbert.^ b. May 7, 1856. 

162 Emilt,5 b. April 8, 1858; d. April 25, 1890. 

163* Ernest BEKKEX-ET.^b. Jan. 15, 1860. 

164* ADELiNE.^b. Aug. 9, 1861. 

165* Ellen Mart,^ b. Feb. 25, 1864. 

166 Edith Cazenove,^ b. May 29, 1866. 

167* Stephen Elliott,' b. March 5, 1869. 
Rev. Dr. Lewis P. W. attended three years at West Point 
Military Academy, and one year at Princeton College, where 
he graduated in 1834. He next entered the General Theo- 
logical Seminary in New York, was ordained deacon, and was 
in charge of St. Andrew's church, Philadelphia, for ten 
mouths. While still deacon he was called to St. Bartholo- 
mew's church, New York, where he remained from 1837 to 
1850, and cleared the church of debt. He was then obliged 
to leave New York for his health, and for five years he was 
rector of the parishes of Chester and West Chester, Pennsyl- 
vania. For five years he was rector of Christ church, Balti- 
more, Maryland, and during the winter of 1858 and 1859 
was in charge of Christ church, Savannah, Georgia. From 
1859 to 1866 he was rector of Emanuel church, Newport, 
Rhode Island, and was for six months at Bristol, Rhode Island. 
He was secretary of the House of Bishops from 1853 to 1866. 
From 1866 to 1871 he was canon of the Cathedral of Mon- 
treal, Canada, chaplain to the Metropolitan, and secretary of 
the Montreal Diocesan Synod. Over the Church of the As- 
cension, Baltimore, Maryland, he was rector from 1871 to 
1873. Next in Huron, Canada, he was archdeacon of Kent, 



472 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCB. 

canon of the Cathedral, chaplain to the Bishop, president of 
the Hellmuth Boys' College, and vice-president of the Girls' 
College until November, 1874, when he became rector of 
Grace church, Detroit, Michigan, where he remained to the 
time of his death, six months afterwards. 

Dr. Balch was a man of most charming manners. As a 
preacher he was at once impressive and powerful, and at times 
eloquent. His sermon at Newport on the death of Lincoln 
produced an effect on those who heard it which is still re- 
membered. He had an extraordinary power of raising money 
for churches in debt. He secured the discharge of the in- 
debtedness of eleven churches during the forty years of his 
ministry. 

55. Virginia,* daughter of 15 Judge Lewis P. W.^ and 
Elizabeth [Weaver] Balch, was born March 18, 1818, and 
lives at Washington, D. C. She was married to Dr. Charles 
H. .Stephen, and they lived first at Baltimore, Maryland, and 
afterwards at Leetown, West Virginia, where he died. They 
had one daughter, Elizabeth Juliana, who married Dr. James 
R. Rogers, and they had two children : Charles Stephen, b. 
Aug. 1, 1870, lives in New York city ; Kathrine Elizabeth, 
b. Aug. 14, 1872, lives in Washington. 

56. Thomas,* son of 15 Judge Lewis P. W.^ and Eliza- 
beth [Weaver] Balch, was born July 23, 1821, and died in 
Philadelphia, March 29, 1877. In 1852 he married Emily, 
daughter of Joseph Swift, of Philadelphia. They had four 
children. 

168 Edwin Swift,^ b. ; a lawyer in Philadelphia. 

169 Elise Willing, 5 b. 

1 70 Joseph Swift,^ b . 

171 Thomas Willing, ^ b. ; a lawyer in Philadelphia. 

Thomas Balch studied at Columbia College, read law, and 
was admitted to the Philadelphia bar in 1850. Here he 
served in the city councils and presided over important com- 
mitttees. For the Historical Society of Pennsylvania he ed- 




Rev. Lewis P. W. BALct 



STEPHEN fITZHUGH BALCH, — ADEL, IOWA. 473 

ited the Shippen Papers, which related to the provincial his- 
tory of the state. He also edited the Maryland Papers and 
others for the Seventy-Six Society. Between 1859 and 1873 
he travelled extensively in Europe, with headquarters in 
Paris, and wrote in French a history of the part taken by 
France in the establishment of American independence. 
Among his other essays was one on Calvinism and American 
Independence, and his last paper was before the Social Sci- 
ence Association on Free Coinage and Self-Adjusting Ratio, 
in which he advocated the restoration of the bi-metallic 
standard. 

57. Alexandrine Macomb,* daughter of 15 Judge 
Lewis P. W.3 and Elizabeth [Weaver] Balch, was born in 
1828, at Leetown, West Virginia, and lives at Baltimore, Md. 
She was married in 18-17 to Rev. George D. Cummins, D. D. 
who became the leader in the reform movement of the broad 
church school, which ended in the establishment of the Re- 
formed Episcopal Church in America, of which he was the 
first bishop. He was a rector at Norfolk and Richmond, 
Virginia, Washington and Chicago. He died June 26, 1876. 
Mrs. Cummins is a woman of strong character and great per- 
sonal beauty, whose influence had much to do with the ulti- 
mate determination of the reform movement. They had three 
children: Elizabeth, d. Jan. 1890, m. Dr. Thomas C. Peebles; 
George L. C, m. Sallie Branon ; Ella, m. Alfred E. Hatch. 

58. Stephen Pitzhugh,* son of 15 Judge Lewis P. W.^ 
and Elizabeth [Weaver] Balch, was born March 14, 1830, at 
Frederick, Maryland, and died May 20, 1893, at Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg, West Point, 
and the Medical University of Maryland. For twelve years 
he practiced in Iowa. Then he became first assistant surgeon 
with the 19th Iowa Infantry, but broke down after three 
months' service, and was afterwards stricken with paralysis. 
He was married May 15, 1857, to Matilda Aletha, daughter 
of Capt. Hezekiah Boteler. She was born July 24, 1848, at 
Pleasant Valley, Maryland. The family were Presbyterians, 



474 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

and they had thirteen children, the sixth born at Leetown, 
West Virginia, and the others at Adel, Iowa. 

172 Aletha Elizabeth,^ b. April 13, 1858; d. Dec. 9, 1858. 

173 Flora Willis,^ b. May 15, 1859. 

174 Stephen Macomb.^ b. Sept. .3, 1861; d. Oct. 5, 1863. 

175 Rosalie,* b. Oct. 3, 1863; d. May 21, 1880. 

176 Catharine Vibginia,5 b. Jan. 27, 1865; m. Rev. John Camp- 

bell. 

177 Emily Alexandrine,* b. Sept. 19, 1866; m. Geo. "W. Oram; 

lives in Philadelphia. 

178* William L. H.,* b. Feb. 3, 1868. 

179 Alexander,* b. Oct. 4, 1869; d. Oct. 9, 1869. 

180 BoTELER,* b, Jan. 1, 1871; d. May 19, 1888. 

181 Bessie,* b. Aug. 19, 1872; m. Dr. IT. Grant Bickell. 

182 Margaret May,* b. March 7, 1875; m. Mr. Morton. 
183* Lewis Royal,* b. Aug. 21, 1877. 

184 Birdie,* b. Jan. 8, 1879. 

62. George Beall,* son of 17 George Ninan BealF and 
Martha Rodgers [Balch] Balch, was born January 3, 1821, 
at Shelbyville, Tennessee, and lives at Baltimore, Maryland. 
He was married first, December 26, 1844, to Julia Grace, 
daughter of Charles and Cassandra Vinsen. She was born 
February 22, 1825, at Washington, D. C. Their children 
were as follows : 

185 George Vinsen,* b. Nov. 11, 1845; m., one child. 

186 Stephen Bloomer,* b. March 7, 1848. 

187 Julia Grace,* b. Aug. 18, 1850. 

188 Margaret Cassandra,* b. Jan. 26, 1857. 

189 Harriet Ann,* b. May 29, 1859. 

Admiral George B. was married second at New Castle, 
Delaware, on Sept. 12, 1865, to Mary Ellen, daughter of 
Hon. James and Hannah W. Booth. Her father was chief 
justice of Delaware, and she was born June 28, 1835, at New 
Castle. Their childi-en were as follows : 

190 Alfred,* b. April 9, 1868. 

191 Anna Booth,* b. June 3, 1870; m. Rev. George W. Lay, Con- 

cord, N. H. 

192 Francis DuPont,* b. Feb. 15, 1872. 

193 Amy Rogers,* b. Nov. 12, 1874. 

Admiral George B. entered the United States Navy, Decem- 
ber 30, 1837, as a midshipman, and steadily rose to lieutenant 



GEORGE BBAIi BALCH, — BALTIMOKE, MD. 475 

in 1850, commander in 1862, captain in 1866, commodore in 
1872, rear admiral in 1878. From October 21, 1862 to Feb- 
ruary 15, 1865 he was commander on the " Pawnee " in the 
South Atlantic blockading squadron. In one action the 
vessel was struck forty-six times, but he succeeded in driving 
the Confederates from their guns in the wildest confusion. 
Between 1868 and 1870 he commanded the " Contoocook " 
and the " Albany," and then filled various positions, as 
executive officer of the Washington Navy Yard, as governor 
of the Philadelphia Naval Asylum, as member of the Naval 
Examining Board and Retiring Board; as superintendent of 
the Naval Academy, and lastly in command of the Pacific 
Station, until he was retired January 3, 1883, after an active 
life of 46 years. 

63. Ann Carter,* daughter of 19 Rev. Thomas Bloomer^ 
and Susan [Carter] Balch, was born in 1821, in Fairfax 
county, Virginia. She married Mr. Ashton, and had two 
children, Charles and Thomas, who live in Fauquier county, 
Virginia. 

64. Elizabeth,* daughter of 19 Rev. Thomas Bloomer^ 
and Susan [Carter] Balch, was born about 1824, in Virginia, 
and died during the war in Alabama. She married R. M. 
Carter. They had three children : Fitzhugh, in the United 
States army at Fort Henry, near Baltimore ; Thomas, a law- 
yer at San Diego, Cal., and Cassius, in the United States mail 
service. 

65. Robert M.,* son of 19 Rev. Thomas Bloomer^ and 
Susan [Carter] Balch, was born May 7, 1826, in Virginia, and 
lived in Haywood county, Tennessee. He was a large, fine 
looking man, with most courtly manners, and was Lieutenant 
Colonel in the Confederate army, under Gen. N. B. Forrest. 
After the war he was a lawyer and cotton broker at Memphis. 
In 1871 he was killed in Crittenden county, Arkansas, by 
squatters upon lands there which were owned by him and his 
brother Charles. 



476 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

66. Charles Carter.* son of 19 Rev. Thomas Bloomer* 
and Susan [Carter] Balch, was born in 1828, at Snow Hill^ 
Maryland, and is now living at Lansing, Arkansas. He was 
with his brother in the Confederate Service. 

69. Mary L.,* daughter of 19 Rev. Thomas Bloomer* and 
Susan [Carter] Balch, was born in Georgetown, D. C. She 
lives in Washington, is highly educated, and conducts a 
school which makes a specialty of preparing candidates for 
the civil service examinations. 

70. Julia R.,* daughter of 19 Rev. Thomas Bloomer* 
and Susan [Carter] Balch. She is engaged in conducting a 
school with her sister Mary. 

72. Selina Moore,* daughter of 23 Amos Prido* and 
Martha [Leach] Balch, was born October 10, 1803, and died 
September 14, 1878. She was married August 10, 1824, to 
Robert Mann, whose brother married 29 Albina Bloomer 
Balch. He was born June 12, 1805, was in the State Legis- 
lature for two terms, and died two days before his wife. They 
lived near Chester, Illinois, and had seven children : Wil- 
liam Balch, b. June 4, 1827, d. March 12, 1853, m., June, 
1849, Margaret Webb; Martha Jane, b. Feb. 21, 1829, m., 
Sept., 1870, Marion Steele, lives at Steelville, Illinois ; Mary 
Elvira, b. Oct. 25, 1830, d. July 13, 1890, m., Aug. 7, 1857 
Harvey Neville ; Robert Henry, b. Aug. 26, 1833, d. Sept. 6, 
1896, m., Dec. 24, 1857, Susan E. McKay, family at Chester, 
Illinois ; Albina, b. June 28, 1837, m., Jan., 1859, Dr. Clinton 
Davis, he d. July 23, 1887 ; John Alexander, b. Nov. 8, 
1839, d. Jan. 4, 1893, m., Aug. 9, 1866, Mary E. HoUoman ; 
James Gilbert, b. July 17, 1844, d. May 20, 1852. 

73. Stephen Witherspoon,* son of 23 Amos Prido* 
and Martha [Leach] Balch, was born December 27, 1806, at 
Russelville, Kentucky, and died September 19, 1866, at 
Gardner,. Kansas. He married, first, Sophia Sawyer, who 
died about 1851, and they had eight children. 

194* Maey Jane,5 b. Jan. 1831 ; m. 
195 John David,^ b. 1833; d. y. 



CALVIN WHITFIELD BALCH, — ED6ERT0K, KAN. 477 

196 Ctkus Calvin,^ b. 1835; d. y. 

197* Mabgaeet Eliza,6 b. March 5, 1837. 

198 MAKTHA,5b. 1839;d.y. 

199 Amanda,6 b. 1841 ; d. y. 

200 Samukl,5 b. Oct. 11, 1843; d. Dec. 1861 ; in army at St. Louis. 
201* Jonathan,' b. April 9, 1849. 

Stephen W. married second Nancy Harris. 

74. Armstead Bluford,* son of 23 Amos Prido^ and 
Martha [Leach] Balch, was born January 21, 1809, and died 
March 8, 1837, near Bainbridge, Indiana. He married Vashti 
Catherwood, who died November 28, 1853. They left one 
son. 

202* Armstead V.,' b. May, 7, 1837. 

75. Oalvin Whitfield,* son of 23 Amos Prido^ and 
Martha [Leach] Balch, was born April 25, 1811, at Duck 
River, Tennessee, and died March 17, 1894, at Edgerton, 
Kansas. He married first, November 9, 1830, Jane T. Mc- 
Nutt, who was born April 17, 1809, at Rockbridge, Virginia, 
and died in 1842, in Scott county, Indiana. They had four 
sons, two of whom were members of the 130th Illinois In- 
fantry Volunteers. 

203 Jambs Alexander,' b. April 1, 1832; d. March 25, 1868. 

204 William Hamilton,' b. Sept. 7, 1834; killed in assault on 

Vicksburg, May 22, 1863. 

205 Samuel David,' b. Sept. 29, 1837 ; d. from war exposure Aug. 

29, 1864. 

206 Robert Stephen,' b. April 10, 1840; d. y. 

Dr. Calvin W. married second, February 14, 1843, Eliza- 
beth C. McCuUey, who was born July 1, 1820, near Natural 
Bridge, Virginia, and died October 26, 1891, at Edgerton, 
Kansas. They had ten children, born at Greenville, Illinois. 

207* Joseph Cameron,' b. May 3, 1845. 

208* Charles Calvin,' b. Nov. 16, 1846. 

209* Elizabeth Jane,' b. Sept. 29, 1848. 

210* Clifford Jonathan,' b. April 5, 1860. 

211* Martha Emelink,' b. Nov. IS, 1852. 

212* Margaret SELiNA.'b. Feb. 25, 1855. 

213 Mart Elvira,' b. March 13, 1857; m. Wood; lives in Louis- 
burg, Ky. 



478 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

214* Haevet Amos,5 b. Feb. 20, 1859. 

215* Henet Aemstkad,' b. Oct. 20, 1862. 

216 Minnie Ai,ice,6 b. Feb. 29, 1864; d. Jan. 23, 186.5. 

Dr. Calvin W. was a successful physician at Greenville, 
Illinois, until 1864, when he moved with his entire family, 
two wagons and five horses, to Edgerton, Kansas. They 
travelled by wagon to St. Louis, and by steamboat, fourteen 
days, to Kansas. The civil war was then being waged in the 
country through which they passed, and three-inch oak plank 
covered the pilot house of the boat to protect the pilot from 
buUets. 

78. Jonathan James Preston,* son of 23 Amos Prido^ 
and Martha [Leach] Balch, was born January 27, 1816, and 
is living at Wichita, Kansas, and has a family. 

227 Stephen,^ b. 

79. Martha Elvira,* daughter of 23 A.mos Prido^ and 
Martha [Leach] Balch, was born September 30, 1821, and 
died April 11, 1896. She was married November 8, 1888, to 
Samuel, son of Tobias and Cynthia [Smith] Renner, who was 
born November 12, 1815, in Greene county, Pennsylvania, 
and died November 3, 1893. They commenced their married 
life without capital, settled in Shelby county, Illinois, and 
by industry and economy bought and improved a large farm, 
and raised and educated their large family. They are Cum- 
berland Presbyterians. In 1891 they moved into the village 
of Strasburg. Seven of their twelve children grew up. 
Martha Elvira, b. July 10, 1841, m. Joseph Rouse ; Stephen, 
b. March 8, 1843, d. Dec. 12, 1861, in Union army ; John, b. 
June 9, 1844, was three years in the Union army ; Joseph, b. 
March 6, 1850 ; Emeline, b. Feb. 21, 1852, m. Turner ; James 
Calvin, b. Nov. 6, 1853 ; Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1855, 
m. Berry Calvin Barker. 

80. Monroe Young,* son of 23 Amos Prido^ and Mary 
[Sawyer] Balch, was born May 7, 1827, and died March 11, 
1863, at Moscow, Tennessee, of disease contracted in the Union 



SYLVESTEB N. BAICH, — FELIX M. BALCH. 479 

army. He married, October 11, 1849, Narcissus J. McCord, 
and they had three sons and two daughters. 

81. Sylvester Newton,* son of 23 Amos Prido^ and 
Mary [Sawyer] Balch, was born August 23, 1829, and died 
January 1, 1873. He served fifteen months in the Union 
army. On December 24, 1858, he married Margaret R. Da- 
vis, whose brother married 87 Caroline Melissa. They were 
Presbyterians, and had five children, of whom two grew up. 

82. Jane Eliza,* daughter of 23 Amos Prido^ and Mary 
[Sawyer] Balch, was born May 22, 1831, and married first, 
March 6, 1851, Johnson Henry, who died in April, 1866. 
Two of their five children grew up. 

Jane Eliza married second John Curlee. 

84. Felix Marian,* son of 23 Amos Prido^ and Mary 
[Sawyer] Balch, was born January 1, 1835, and died No- 
vember 28, 1876. He married first, January 18, 1854, Jane 
Stout. Two of their five children grew up. 

Felix M. married second, November, 1875, Mary Moore. 

85. Maria Theresa,* daughter of 23 Amos Prido^ and 
Mary [Sawyer] Balch, was born July 22, 1838, and died 
April 5, 1867. She was married June 3, 1859, to John L. 
Brands. One of their three children grew up. 

86. Rachel Vashti,* daughter of 23 Amos Prido^ and 
Mary [Sawyer] Balch, was born August 3, 1840, and was 
married December 27, 1854, to Wilson Stout, who died in 
January, 1856. They had one child. 

Rachael V., in 1858, married, second, William Smith. They 
are Presbyterians, and live at Ayers, Bond county, Illinois. 
They have had ten children of whom four boys and three 
girls grew up. 

87. Caroline Melissa,* daughter of 23 Amos Prido^ and 
Mary [Sawyer] Balch, was born April 5, 1842, and was mar- 
ried April 21, 1859, to James W. Davis, who died September 
4, 1873. One son and two daughters of their six children 
are living. 



480 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH 

Caroline M. married second, in September, 1875, William 
Roe. They have one daughter. 

88. Charlotte Maletha,* daughter of 23 Amos Prido^ 
and Mary [Sawyer] Balch, was born July 4, 1844, and was 
married April 10, 1866, to Henry Sapp. They live at Green- 
ville, Illinois, and have had nine children, of whom three sons 
and two daughters grew up. 

89. Alfred Bolivar,* son of 31 John Luther^ and Melin- 
da N. [White] Balch, was born September 8, 1830, in Sulli- 
van county, Indiana. In the following year his father moved 
to Coles county, Illinois, and here he grew up with such scant 
means of education as the new country afforded, and worked 
on his father's farm. On October 29, 1854, he married 
Nancy A., daughter of Abram and Elizabeth [Richmond] 
Bragg. They have had five children, the three eldest born at 
Camargo, and the other two at Oakley, Illinois. 

235 William Bloomee,^ b. Feb. 26, 1856; d. May 7, 1856. 

236 Jasper Newton.^ b. June 8, 1854. 
237* John Abram,^ b. March 11, 1860. 

238 Alfred Bolivar,' b. Oct. 1, 1866; d. Oct. 18, 1868. 

239* Mary Ellen,' b. July 4, 1869. 

Alfred B. enlisted on November 21, 1861, in Company B, 
54th Illinois Infantry as a private and rapidly advanced to 
the Captaincy of his company. He was captured December 
23, 1862, at Union City, Tennessee, by the Confederate com- 
mand under General Forrest, in which his second cousin 65 
Robert M. Balch was a Lieutenant Colonel. He was paroled, 
and in June, 1863 exchanged. He then joined his regiment 
in front of Vicksburg, and after the capture of that place, 
went with General Steele's command, and was at the capture 
of Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 13, 1863. He was taken 
prisoner a second time September 14, 1864, by the Confeder- 
ate forces under General Shelby at Hickory Station, Arkan- 
sas, was paroled and on January 1, 1865, exchanged and re- 
joined his regiment at Little Rock. After going to Kansas, 
he was twice appointed by the Governor as a delegate to the 



WILLIAM BALCH, — FOEMOSO, KANSAS. 481 

Farmers' National Congress. He is engaged in farming and 
apiculture at Formoso, Kansas. 

90. Albina,* daughter of 31 John Luther^ and Melinda 
N. [White] Balch, was born September 7, 1832, in Pleasant 
Grove township, Coles county, Illinois, and lives with her sis- 
ter Martha on the old homestead near Lerna, Illinois. Their 
sisters Mary Melinda and Angeline Elizabeth also lived with 
them until their death. They have all been members of the 
Methodist church, earnest workers in the Sabbath school, and 
their lives have led along pathways of pleasantness and 
peace. Martha and Angeline E. received diplomas for work 
in the Chautauqua courses of Bible study. 

91. Alexander Houston,* son of 31 John Luther^ and 
Melinda N. [White] Balch, was born April 18, 1834, on his 
father's farm, near Lerna, Illinois, enlisted in the 116th Illi- 
nois Volunteers, and died June 1, 1863, in the hospital at 
Milliken's Bend, near Vicksburg, and was buried in the Sol- 
diers' cemetery. Before the war he was a farmer, and mar- 
ried Harriet Page, of Pratt county, Illinois. They had four 
children. 

240 EMMAM.,5b. 

241 Henby ALFKED.i'b. ; m. Mary Dobson, Macon County, 111. 

242 LuTHEB,5 b. ; d. y. 

243 Edward Nelson," b.; d. y. 

94. William,* son of 31 John Luthei-^ and Melinda N. 
[White] Balch, was born January 23, 1840, in Randolph 
county, Illinois, and was married March 11, 1869, to Susan 
Turpin, who was born at Kesner, Illinois, in 1840, and died 
December 24, 1892. They had five children. 

244 Ellsworth Turpin,^ b. Dec. 15, 1869. 

245 Bloomer White, * b. Feb. 8, 1871. 

246 LiLLiE Melinda,'' b. July 24, 1872. 

247 Ullin Stlvan,5 b. Feb. 24, 1876. 

248 Dona G.,^ b. March 6, 1879. 

William is a farmer and dealer in live stock at Formoso, 



482 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

Kansas. He enlisted as a private in company C, First Regi- 
ment, Illinois Cavalry, on July 13, 1861. At the nine days' 
battle of Lexington, Missouri, he carried a dispatch through 
a cross fire of the enemy and escaped unharmed. His regi- 
ment was cut off from water and compelled to surrender, and 
he enlisted, January 2, 1864, in company B, 54th Illinois In- 
fantry, and was in the fight at Hickory Station, Arkansas, 
and was again taken prisoner by General Shelby, paroled, 
exchanged, and rejoined his regiment, and served until the 
close of the war, and was discharged at Little Rock, October 
15, 1865. 

97. Albina Jane,* daughter of 32 'Jonathan Edwards^ 
and Elizabeth [White] Balch, was born about 1824, in Sulli- 
van county, Indiana, and married first, Samuel Strain, who 
died previous to 1870. They had one daughter, Alice, who 
married John Boyd, and [had three children — Carl, Frank, 
and Charles. 

Albina J. married second, Graybill, who died and left her 
his large farm and stock. 

Albina J. married third, Mr. Mitchell. 

98. James A.,* son of 32 Jonathan Edwards^ and Eliza- 
beth [White] Balch, was born about 1826, in Sullivan county, 
Indiana. He was in the war with the Caj'use Indians in Or- 
egon, in 1854 and 1855, and his health was permanently im- 
paired. He was second lieutenant in the Fii-st Oregon In- 
fantry. In 1860 he married Harriet Helm, in Washington 
Territory. They have three children. 

249 Frederick Homar,^ b. ; a Congregational minister. 

250 Mary Gertrude, ^ b. 

251 Herbert,^ b. 

100. Elizabeth,* daughter of 32 Jonathan Edwards^ and 
Elizabeth [White] Balch, was born about 1830, and is a 
school teacher. She married first, W. A. Cheeser, who soon 
died, and in 1877 she married S. Lee, who died after the 
births of a son and a daughter. 



RITFUS COLWELL BALCH, — LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. 483 

101. Evaline,* daughter of 32 Jonathan Edwards^ and 
Elizabeth [White] Balch, was born about 1832, and married 
William Grimes of Indiana. They live in Kansas, and have 
six children. 

102. Susannah Lavinia,* daughter of 32 Jonathan Ed- 
wards^ and Elizabeth [White] Balch, was born about 1834, 
and was married in 1868 to John Homer. They have one 
son, Vernon, b. 1865. 

103. Mary,* daughter of 32 Jonathan Edwards'' and 
Elizabeth [White] Balch, was born about 1836, and died in 
1876. In 1862 she married L. C. Jones, and had three chil- 
dren — William Riley, Florence Bell, and John. 

104. John Mitchell,* son of 32 Jonathan Edwards^ and 
Elizabeth [White] Balch, was born about 1838, and is a 
missionary Baptist preacher in Arkansas. He married Mary 
Duisan, in Shelby county, Illinois. 

105. Sarah Caroline,* daughter of 32 Jonathan Ed- 
wards^ and Elizabeth [White] Balch, was born about 1840, 
and in 1867 married William Leathers, who soon died, leaving 
one daughter, Isabel Susan, b. 1868. 

Sarah C. married second, Isaac Walters. They live in 
Shelby county, Illinois, and have two children, Mary Jane 
and Minnie May. 

107. Rufus Colwell,* son of 37 John Bloomer" and Sar 
rah [Cook] Balch, was born January 20, 1819, in Bedford 
county, Tennessee, and is living at Little Rock, Arkansas. 
He was married in 1841 to Elinor P., daughter of Jane [Bry- 
ant] Wootten, in Panola county, Mississippi, where they 
lived until 1888. Their children were as follows : 

258* Lkonidas Colwell," b. I^^ov. 20, 1842. 

259* Jane E.,5 b. June S, 1844. 

260* James C.,6 b. Sept. 20, 1847; Sept. 6, 1891. 

261 Sidney T.,^ b. Feb. 20, 1850; Oct. 4, 1889; m. Emma Whiplin. 

262* Annie E.,^ b. May 11, 1852. 
Rufus C. was a farmer, and is a deacon in the Baptist 



484 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

church. He is a man of proverbial honesty and sturdy mold. 
In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate army as a private, but 
rose to the captaincy of cavalry, and served until May, 1865. 
He was appointed justice of the peace in 1869, and held the 
office for several terms. 

109. Amanda,* daughter of 37 John Bloomei-^ and Sarah 
{Cook] Balch, was born in 1822, and died in 1886. She 
married Washington B. McGraw, and they had five children . 
Winfield, b. 1850; Delia, b. 1853 ; Brooks, b. 1856; Fannie, 
b. 1857 ; Cora, b. 1859. 

110. Minos Newton,* son of 37 John Bloomei-^ and Sa- 
rah [Cook] Balch, was born November 11, 1823, and died 
June 7, 1885, at Rufus, Arkansas. He married first, in 1850, 
Mary, daughter of Gilbert and Elizabeth Baker, who died in 
1853. They had two children. 

263* Marcellus,6 b. July 27, 1852. 

264 Mary E..^ b. 1853; d. 1868. 

Minos N. married second, in March, 1856, Mary Elander, 
daughter of Stanford and Mary [Hargess] Jones. They had 
two children born at Tyro, Mississippi, and three born at 
Rufus, Arkansas. 

265 Margaret J.,* b. May 8, 1879; m. C. M. Ford, Rufus, Ark. 
266* JoHK Stanford,^ b. Oct. 10, 18.58. 

267 EMiLTj.jSb. Oct. 12, 1862; m. H. Ford. 

268* William Roscoe,^ b. Oct. 2, 1866. 

269 Mart 0.,^ b. Aug. 13, 1870; m. April 28, 1888. 
Minos N. in 1858 moved to Poinsett county, Arkansas, and 
in 1861 to Jackson county. In 1861 he enlisted in the Con- 
federate army, served in the ambulance corj^s, and was sur- 
rendered near Goldsboro, North Carolina, in April, 1865. 

111. John 0.,* son of 37 John Bloomer* and Sarah [Cook] 
Balch, was born April 18, 1826, and died January 15, 1883, 
at Rufus, Arkansas. In 1859 he moved to Poinsett county, 
Arkansas, and in 1861 to Jackson county. In 1863 he en- 
listed in the Confederate army, under General Sterling Price. 
He was married September 9, 1847, in De Soto county. Mis- 



JOHN C. BALCH, — VICKSBURG, MISS., RUFUS, ARK. 485 

sissippi, to M. Caroline, daughter of Gilbert and Elizabeth 
Baker. She died January 24, 1878. Six of their children 
were born at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and four at Rufus, Ar- 
kansas. 

270 Rufus G.,* b. Nov. 18, 1848; d. Sept. 9, 1866. 

271 RoscoE.s b. July 23, 1850; d. Aug. 1, 1868. 
272^5 Alice,5 b. July 23, 1852. 

273 Mary E.,^ b. Dec. 12, 18.54. 

274 Georgie Anna,6 b. Jan. 16, 1856; d. Dec. IS, 1883. 
275* Jonah H.,* b. Dec. 22, 1858. 

276 Jeffie D.,5 b. Jan. 7, 1861; d. Sept. 9, 1866. 

277 John M.,* b. May 18, 1864; d. Dec. 1, 1883. 
278* Bakeb F.,5 b. June 15, 1867. 

279 William Russeli.,^ b. April 11, 1870; teacher at Fisher, Ark. 

John C. married second, December 25, 1881, Eliza Smith, 
a widow. 

112. Lydia,-* daughter of 37 John Bloomer^ and Sarah 
[Cook] Balch, was born April 14, 1827, in Tennessee, and 
was married November 25, 1855, to William Wright, a farm- 
er, who was born in Kentucky, and died in Pleasant Grove 
township, Illinois. They were Presbyterians, and had four 
children : Mary Ellen Brunk, b. Sept. 11, 1856 ; George 
Winfield, b. Dec. 9, 1858 ; Leonidas Balch, b. Oct. 13, 1860 ; 
Belle, b. Oct. 19, 1863. 

114. Eliza Tennessee,* daughter of 37 John Bloomer 
and Sarah [Cook] Balch, was born January 15, 1830, in Mad- 
ison county, Mississippi, and married first, Mr. Brown, 
who died after they had one child, Sarah, who married T. B . 
Rodgers, and lives at Janesville, Illinois. 

Eliza T. married second, Mr. Edwards, who died after 
they had one child, Mary. 

Eliza T. then moved to Illinois, and on August 13, 1871 ? 
married Wily Matthews, and had two daughters, Maud and 
Gertrude. The family then moved to Nebraska. 

116. Ann Jane,* daughter of 38 Alfred Moore^ and Eliz- 
abeth [Gammill] Balch, was born June 22, 1820, in Brad- 
ford county, Tennessee, and died in March, 1860. She was 



486 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

married January 27, 1842, to Henry J. M. Reynolds, who 
was born June 8, 1818, and died April 8, 1870. They lived 
and died and their children were born in Cumberland county ^ 
Illinois. William B., b. Jan. 2, 1844 ; Alfred M., b. April 
7, 1846 ; Nancy C, b. March 5, 1848 ; Jane McDonald, b. 
March 17, 18-53 ; Sarah E.. b. June 20, 1855, d. April 12, 
1889 ; George W., b. April 5, 1858, d. y. 

120. George Bell,* son of 38 Alfred Moore^ and Eliza- 
beth [Gammill] Balch, was born November 1, 1828, in Bed- 
ford county, Tennessee, and died September 4, 1886, at Ler- 
na, Illinois, where he was a farmer. He was a ruling elder 
in the Presbyterian church and a natural poet. On March 
19, 1851, he married Margaret S., daughter of Samuel and 
Nancy [Dryden] Walker, who was born October I, 1832, in 
Tennessee. Their children were as follows : 

280* Samuel Walker,^ b. Jan. 28, 1S52. 

281* Elizabeth Jane,^ b. Sept. 18, 1853. 

282 Ann Mineeva," b. Aug. 10, 18.5.5; d. Oct. 18, 1886. 

283* Thomas Alexander,^ / v ^i^t « iq=;<5 

285* Esther Rebecca,^ b. June 20, 1861. 

286* Ellen Dixon.s b. Jan. 31, 1863. 

287 Minnie B.,= b. March 30, 1865; Oct. 26, 1881. 

289 Eliza Adaline,^ b. June 25, 1868; d. Dec. 9, 1882. 

290* Robert E.,^ b. March 26, 1871; lives at Lerna, III. 

291 Margaret L.,= b. July 3, 1873; d. Oct. 18, 1886. 

121. James Alexander,* son of 38 Alfred Moore^ and 
Elizabeth [Gammill] Balch, was born October 20, 1832, in 
Coles county, Illinois, and died January 4, 1869, on his farm 
southwest of Lerna. Dui'ing the civil war he was a captain 
in the Fifth Illinois Cavalry. He married first, December 13, 
1855, Rebecca, daughter of Joseph and Margaret Allison. 
She died March 31, 1857. They had one child. 

292 Rebecca Elizabeth,^ b. March 8, 1857; d. June 30, 1863. 
Capt. James A. married second, Patience Ann, daughter of 

Patrick and Elizabeth [Ashmore] Nicholson, and they had 
five children. 



HENRY TAYLOR BALCH, — NASHVILLE, TENN. 487 

293 Patkick,^ b. Oct. 3, 185S; d. Oct. 18, 1859. 

294 Ehoda Jank,5 b. March 1, 1860; d. Aug. 21, 1864. 

295 Mary Ann,s b. June 7, 1861 ; d. Sept. 30, 1879. 
296* Saeah Cap.oi.ine,5 b. Oct. 14, 1865. 

297 Emma Hunter,^ b. July 7, 1867; lives at Mattoon, 111. 

128. David Lawson,* son of 40 James Calvin^ and Eliza 
Jane [Hazlett] Balch, was born December 7, 1831, in Brad- 
ford county, Tennessee, and is a printer at Jackson, Tennes- 
see. He was married September 10, 1857, to Eliza Pamela, 
daughter of Mark L. and Eliza Andrews, who was born 
September 10, 1834. They have had six children, born at 
Franklin, Tennessee. 

298* John Parkek,^ b. Feb. 8, 1859. 

299* Richard Laatsox.^ b. May 29, 1860. 

300 James Calvin,^ b. July 6, 1862; d . July 14, 1862. 

301* William Dean,^ b. Sept. 5, 1863. 

302 George Andrews,* b. Nov. 8, 1866. 

303 Mary Eliza,* b. Aug. 12, 1809; m. James P. Bond. 

132. Henry Taylor,* son of 40 James Calvin^ and Anna 
Elizabeth [Cosby] Balch, was born November 7, 1848, at 
Athens, Alabama, and is a printer at Nashville, Tennessee. 
He was married December 8, 1870, to Anna Eliza, daugh- 
ter of Orville and Lucinda Betts, who was born September 
10, 1850, at Nashville. They are Baptists, and their eight 
children were born at Nashville. 

304 Ghacie Porter,5 b. Sept. 4, 1871; d. Sept. 8, 1871. 

305 Charles Henry,* b. Aug. 2, 1872. 

306 Alonzo Lindsey,* b. Nov. 2, 1874. 

307 William Nelson,* b. July 5, 1877; d. Jan. 26, 1879. 

308 Lucy Enloe,* b. July 9, 1879. 

309 Minneola,* b. July 2, ISSl. 

310 James Calvin,* b. May 10, 1884. 

311 Archibald Edward,* b. Jan. 2, 1891. 

138. Levica,* daughter of 41 Hezekiah James^ and 
Mary [McCord] Balch, was born January 14, 1807, in Lo- 
gan county, Kentucky, and died at Pleasant Grove town- 
ship, Illinois, in 1879. She married John W. Rodgers, who 
was born December 29, 1798, and died May 7, 1864. They 



488 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

had eight children : Hezekiah James, b. July 12, 1829, d. 
March 28, 1860 ; John White, b. Feb. 10, 1831, d. April 13, 
1884 ; Mary Jane, b. 1833 ; Isaac, b. 1835 ; Elizabeth, b. 
1838, d. April 25, 1858 ; Theron, b. 1840 ; Wallace, b. 1842 ; 
Eliza, b. 1844. 

139. Wallace Watts,* son of 41 Hezekiah James^ and 
Mary [McCord] Balch, was born April 25, 1809, in Giles 
county, Tennessee, and died June 3, 1886, in Pleasant 
Grove township, Illinois. He was a Whig, and afterwards a 
Republican, and owned a large farm near Janesville, Illinois. 
On December 18, 1834, he married Pamela McCann, who was 
born in 1813, at Evausville, Indiana, and died March 19, 
1886. They were Cumberland Presbyterians, and had eight 
children. 

312 William Wall ace, ^ b. ; d. aged one year. 

313 Hezekiah James, ^ b. ; d. aged 12 years. 
314* John Franklin.^ b. Aug. 12, 1838 ; d. Feb. 16, 1862. 
315* William Wallacb,^ b. May 24, 1840. 

316* Malissa Althana,5 b. Oct. 26, 1843 ; d. Jan. 8, 1862. 

317* Theron Emmbt,^ b. May 9, 1845. 

318 Levica Ann,5 b. May, 1848 ; d. y. 

319* Mary Alpha, ^b. July 26, 1850. 

141. Hezekiah James Emmet,* son of 41 Hezekiah 
James^ and Mary [McCord] Balch, was born September 5, 
1819, at Shelbyville, Tennessee, and died April 14, 1885, at 
Danville, Illinois. He was a physician and surgeon, with 
a large practice at Westville, Illinois. On April 18, 1843, he 
married Elizabeth Cassaunder, daughter of Samuel and Eliz- 
abeth Elam, of Darwin, Illinois. She was born January 9, 
1822, in Butler county, Kentucky, and is living at Terra 
Haute, Indiana. They had three sons. 

320 Wallace Watts,^ b. Jan. 13, 1844 ; d. Aug. 20, 1&14. 
321* James Hezekiah,^ b. Nov. 16, 1845. 
322* Samuel Clay,' b. March 23, 1850. 

142. Julia Maria,* daughter of 43 Theron Eusebius* 
and Alpha [Boyd] Balch, was boi'n February 27, 1812, in 
Maury county, Tennessee, and died March 31, 1894, at 



WILLIAM BOYD BALCH, — CAMPBELL, ILL. 489 

Pella, Iowa. She married first, July 3, 1828, Alexander Bar- 
nett, who died at Campbell, Illinois. They had three chil- 
dren: Hilarion W., b. Sept. 27, 1829, d. y. ; Amazilla C.,b. 
Jan. 22, 1831 ; and Alexander H., b. Jan. 29, 1833 ; d. Dec. 
22, 1874. 

Julia M. married second, November 19, 1839, Granville D. 
Neal, and they had seven children : Angeline E., b. Sept. 27, 
1840, m. Edmund ; James A., b. March 27, 1842 ; Alpha A. 
C, b. March 4, 1844; Aruna E., b. July 29, 1846, m. Erb ; 
Mary C, b. Feb. 19, 1848 ; John William, b. Dec. 15, 1850 ; 
George T. M., b. May 5, 1858. 

143. William Boyd,* son of 43 Theron Eusebius^ and 
Alpha [Boyd] Balch, was born September 1, 1813, in Gibson 
county, Indiana, and died March 20, 1884, in Coles county, 
Illinois. He was a radical Abolitionist, a Whig, and a Re- 
publican, was a great reader until his sight became impaired, 
and possessed a retentive memory and excellent conversa- 
tional powers. He owned a large farm near Campbell, Illi- 
nois. He was married about 1846 to Mary Ann, daughter of 
Thomas Craig and Mary Ann Paris. She was born July 14, 
1820, in Albion county, Tennessee, and died January 3, 1876. 
They were Presbyterians, and had seven children, four of 
whom were school teachers. 

323* George Thebon,^ b. July 9, 1847. 

324 Maky Ann Dodds,* b. Sept. 22, 1848 ; d. Feb. 12, 1852. 

325* Thomas Ceaig,^ b. Jan. 19, 1862. 

326 Ai-PHiA JuLiA,6 b. Jan. 29, 1854; d. Feb. 18, 1855. 

327* Susan Martha, ^ b. Dec. 2, 1855. 

328* Mart Alpha,^ b. April 11, 1858. 

329* Emma Ann,^ b. Aug. 12, 1863. 

144. John Moorehead,* son of 43 Theron Eusebius^ 
and Alpha [Boyd] Balch, was born Feb. 3, 1816, in Bed- 
ford county, Tenn., and died February 15, 1888, at Neoga, 
Illinois, where he was a farmer. He was married December 
5, 1839, to his cousin, Elizabeth Amanda, daughter of 45 Ann 
Kincade [Balch] Campbell. The family are Republicans and 
Presbyterians. They had five children. 



490 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

330 Theron Ames,5 b. Aug. 20, 1841. 

331 Zkno Campbei,l,5 b. Feb. S, 1847. 
332* William Tell,^ b. Sept. 4, 1850. 
333* Alpha Ann,^ b. Nov. 9, 1853. 
334 Mattie,5 b. Nov. 2, 1857. 

145. Emily Clarissa,* daughter of 43 Theron Eusebius^ 
and Alpha [Boyd] Balch, was born May 31, 1818, and lives 
in the state of Washington. She was married in 1838 to 
Nathaniel Henderson, son of David and Mary Dryden, who 
was born February 17, 1819, in Bedford county, Tennessee. 
They have had seven children : Ann, David ; Eusebius, b. 
1846 ; Alpha, John, Caroline, Martha. 

146. Martha Jane Kincade,* daughter of 43 Theron 
Eusebius^ and Alpha [Boyd] Balch, was born Aug. 7, 1822, 
in Lawrence county, Ala., and died in June, 1881, at Eu- 
reka Springs, Arkansas, and was buried at Mount Horeb, 
Wisconsin. She was married in August, 1842, to Henderson 
Nathaniel, son of William and Abbie Dryden, who was born 
February 20, 1820, in Bedford county, Tennessee. They had 
seven children, the first born in Coles county, Illinois, and the 
others at Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. William Theron, b. 
March 29, 1844 ; John Alexander, b. Oct. 26, 1848 ; Jona- 
than Albert, b. March 22, 1850 ; Alpha Elizabeth, b. Jan. 16, 
1855; Martha Abigail, b. ; Nathaniel Hezekiah, b. Jan., 
1859. 

150. Oornelia Tuston,* daughter of 43 Theron Euse- 
bius^ and Alpha [Boyd] Balch, was born December 24, 1829, 
at Paris, Illinois, and died at Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. She 
married first. Rev. C. P. Newman, and they had two children, 
who live at Mount Horeb : Silas, b. 1849 ; Mary, b. 1851. 

Cornelia married second, Robert Carden, and they had two 
children, David and Emily. 

151. George Bell,* son of 43 Theron Eusebius^ and Al- 
pha [Boyd] Balch, was born March 4, 1832, at Campbell, Il- 
linois, and is a farmer and stock dealer, in partnership with 
his brother, Hezekiah Theron, near Earlton, Kansas. During 



GEORGE BELL BALCH, — EARLTON, KANSAS. 491 

the civil war he was with a regiment of Wisconsin cavalry. 
In 1869 he married Sarah [Stephens] Noble, a widow of Ed- 
ward Noble. Thej' have four children. 

335 Mabtha,5 b. 

336 Edwabd,5 b. 

337 Ord,6 b. 

338 James Garfield.^ b. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 

Descendents of James Balch. 
155. Elizabeth,^ daughter of 53 Rev. Lewis P. W.* and 
Anna [Jay] Balch, was born April 20, 184:5, and died May 
25, 1890. The greater part of her life was spent abroad, 
where she enjoyed unusual social privileges, obtaining entree, 
among others, to the Court of Madrid. Besides numerous 
magazine articles, she wrote a number of acceptable books, 
among them " Zoreh," " Mustard Leaves," " Old English 
Homes," and "An Author's Love." 

157. Lewis.s son of 53 Rev. Lewis P. W.* and Anna 
[Jay] Balch, was born July 7, 1847, and is a physician at Al- 
bany, New York. He studied medicine in the office of Dr. 
Henry Sands, of New York, and in 1870 graduated from the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia College, and 
became Professor of Surgery in the Albany Medical College. 
He was secretary of the New York State Board of Health 
until 1894, when he resigned, and was also health officer for 
the city of Albanj^. He married Jane Byrd Swan, who was 
born September 22, 1847, at Leesburg, Virginia. They have 
one son. 

339 LEWls.^b. Mays, 1872. 

158. Alfred Holme.^ son of 53 Rev. Lewis P. W.* and 
Emily [Wiggin] Balch, was born February 28, 1851, at 
Chester, Pennsylvania, and is a journalist, living in New 
York city. For a time he was a chemist for the board of 
health. He was married March 17, 1887, to Ruth Adelaide 
[Flanders] Paxton. 



492 DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BALCH. 

159. William Ralston.^ son of 53 Rev. Lewis P. W.* 
and Emily [Wiggiu] Balcli, was born December 9, 1852, 
at Leetown, Virginia, and was married June 21, 1881, ta 
Elizabeth Singerly. They have had one child. 

340 Eleajjor,^ b. ; d. y. 

161. Henry Herbert.^ son of 53 Rev. Lewis P. W.* and 
Emily [Wiggin] Balch, was born May 7, 1856, at Balti- 
more, Maryland, and married November 25, 1891, Clarissa 
Tilghman Fleming, at Washington, D. C. They live at Eas- 
ton, Maryland, and have two children. 

341 Henry Herbert,'' b. Oct. 25, 1892. 

342 Clabi-ssa Ann," b. April 17, 1894. 

163. Ernest Berkeley ,* son of 53 Rev. Lewis P. W.* 
and Emily [Wiggin] Balch, was born January 15, 1860, 
at Newport, Rhode Island, and lives in New York city. From 
1878-79 he was a journalist and from 1880 to 1889 he was 
engaged in tutoring, and conducted a summer school, known 
as Camp Chocorua, on an island in Big Asquam lake. New 
Hampshire. It was a unique institution, a boys' republic, 
with business customs, banking, courts and laws, in which 
the boys were taught to govern themselves. Its leading 
thought was to practically teach the dignity of labor to the 
sons of the rich. He entered business life, and was connect- 
ed for two years with the National Cordage Company, and 
was then occupied for a year in litigation with, it, which re- 
sulted in its assignment. After this he was with the John 
Good Cordage Company for two years, and has since been a 
merchant in trade with Venezuela. 

164. Adeline,^ daughter of 53 Rev. Lewis P. W.* and 
Emily [Wiggin] Balch, was born August 9, 1861, at New- 
port, Rhode Island, and was married August 31, 1887, to 
Joseph Howland, son of Rev. Henry Augustus Coit, the first 
rector of St. Paul's School, and grandson of Rev. Joseph 
Howland Coit, of Plattsburg, New York. They have one 
son, Henry Augustus, b. May 26, 1888. 



WILLIAM L. H. BALCH, — PHILADELPHIA, PA. 493 

165. Ellen Mary ,5 daughter of 53 Rev. Lewis P. W. 
and Emily [Wiggin] Balch, was born February 25, 1864, 
at Newp